Science and Religion: New Historical Perspectives

Science and Religion: New Historical Perspectives

Thomas Dixon, Geoffrey Cantor


the assumption of an inevitable clash among technological know-how and faith was once decisively challenged through John Hedley Brooke in his vintage technology and faith: a few historic views (Cambridge, 1991). virtually twenty years on, technological know-how and faith: New historic views revisits this argument and asks how historians can now impose order at the complicated and contingent histories of spiritual engagements with technological know-how. Bringing jointly best students, this quantity explores the historical past and altering meanings of the kinds 'science' and 'religion'; the function of publishing and schooling in forging and spreading rules; the relationship among wisdom, strength and highbrow imperialism; and the explanations for the war of words among evolution and creationism between American Christians and within the Islamic international. a tremendous contribution to the historiography of technology and faith, this ebook makes the newest scholarship in this a lot misunderstood debate extensively available

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