When Science and Christianity Meet

ISBN-10: 0226482162
ISBN-13: 9780226482163
Edition: 2008
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List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 9/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

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 inWhen Science and Christianity Meetare 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, pitchedas the editors intendedat just the right level to appeal to students."Peter J. Bowler,Isis

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Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Medieval Church Encounters the Classical Tradition: Saint Augustine, Roger Bacon, and the Handmaiden Metaphor
Galileo, the Church, and the Cosmos
Christianity and the Mechanistic Universe
Matter, Force, and the Christian Worldview in the Enlightenment
Noah's Flood, the Ark, and the Shaping of Early Modern Natural History
Genesis and Geology Revisited: The Order of Nature and the Nature of Order in Nineteenth-Century Britain
"Men before Adam!": American Debates over the Unity and Antiquity of Humanity
Re-placing Darwinism and Christianity
Science, Miracles, and the Prayer-Gauge Debate
Psychoanalysis and American Christianity, 1900-45
The Scopes Trial in History and Legend
Science without God: Natural Laws and Christian Beliefs
Notes
A Guide to Further Reading
Contributors
Index

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