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When Science and Christianity Meet

Lindberg, David, Numbers, Ronald

Published by The University of Chicago Press
ISBN 10: 0226482162 / ISBN 13: 9780226482163
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Title: When Science and Christianity Meet

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press

Binding: Soft cover

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2008. Reprint. Paperback. Investigates twelve of the instructive episodes involving the interaction between science and Christianity, aiming to tell each story in its historical specificity and local particularity. Editor(s): Lindberg, David C.; Numbers, Ronald L. Num Pages: 368 pages, 12 halftones, 47 line drawings. BIC Classification: HRCX6; PD. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 151 x 230 x 18. Weight in Grams: 502. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780226482163

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Synopsis: This book, in language accessible to the general reader, investigates twelve of the most notorious, most interesting, and most instructive episodes involving the interaction between science and Christianity, aiming to tell each story in its historical specificity and local particularity.
  Among the events treated in When Science and Christianity Meet are the Galileo affair, the seventeenth-century clockwork universe, Noah's ark and flood in the development of natural history, struggles over Darwinian evolution, debates about the origin of the human species, and the Scopes trial. Readers will be introduced to St. Augustine, Roger Bacon, Pope Urban VIII, Isaac Newton, Pierre-Simon de Laplace, Carl Linnaeus, Charles Darwin, T. H. Huxley, Sigmund Freud, and many other participants in the historical drama of science and Christianity.   ?Taken together, these papers provide a comprehensive survey of current thinking on key issues in the relationships between science and religion, pitched?as the editors intended?at just the right level to appeal to students.??Peter J. Bowler, Isis  

From the Inside Flap: Have science and Christianity been locked in mortal combat for the past 2000 years? Or has their relationship been one of peaceful coexistence, encouragement, and support? Both opinions have been vigorously defended, widely disseminated, and hotly debated. And both have been rejected by knowledgeable historians as unacceptable oversimplifications of the historical reality.

This book steps back from those debates, abandoning, for the present, the attempt to formulate or defend generalizations of such breadth and scope. Its authors believe that every encounter had its own peculiar shape and that each must be examined uniquely before broader attempts at generalization are likely to succeed. This book, in language accessible to the general reader, investigates twelve of the most notorious, most interesting, and most instructive cases, aiming to tell each story in its historical specificity and local particularity.

Among the episodes treated in When Science and Christianity Meet are the Galileo affair, the 17th-century clockwork universe, Noah's ark and flood in the development of natural history, struggles over Darwinian evolution, debates about the origin of the human species, and the Scopes trial. Readers will be introduced to St. Augustine, Roger Bacon, Pope Urban VIII, Isaac Newton, Pierre-Simon de Laplace, Carl Linnaeus, Charles Darwin, T. H. Huxley, Sigmund Freud, and many other participants in the historical drama of science and Christianity.

Contributors:
*William B. Ashworth Jr.
*Thomas H. Broman
*Janet Browne
*Mott T. Greene
*Edward J. Larson
*David C. Lindberg
*David N. Livingstone
*Robert Bruce Mullin
*G. Blair Nelson
*Ronald L. Numbers
*Jon H. Roberts

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