The Bible, Protestantism, and the Rise of Natural Science

The Bible, Protestantism, and the Rise of Natural Science

by Peter Harrison
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521000963

ISBN-13: 9780521000963

Pub. Date: 07/28/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In this book, Dr. Harrison examines the role played by the bible in the emergence of natural science. He shows how both the contents of the bible, and more particularly the way it was interpreted, had a profound influence on conceptions of nature from the third century to the seventeenth. The rise of modern science is linked to the Protestant approach to texts, an

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In this book, Dr. Harrison examines the role played by the bible in the emergence of natural science. He shows how both the contents of the bible, and more particularly the way it was interpreted, had a profound influence on conceptions of nature from the third century to the seventeenth. The rise of modern science is linked to the Protestant approach to texts, an approach which spelt an end to the symbolic world of the middle ages, and established the conditions for the scientific investigation and technological exploitation of nature.

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ISBN-13:
9780521000963
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
877,396
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Worlds visible and invisible; 2. Sensible signs and spoken words; 3. The two reformations; 4. Re-reading the two books; 5. The purpose of nature; 6. Eden restored; Conclusion; References; Index.

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