The Galileo Connection

The Galileo Connection

by Charles E. Hummel
     
 

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ISBN-10: 087784500X

ISBN-13: 9780877845003

Pub. Date: 02/17/1986

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

The church disagreed with Galileo. That set off a controversy that rages on today. The passion remains but the issues have changed and the arguments have become more complex. Do miracles conflict with scientific laws? How did the universe begin? Does the creation story in Genesis conflict with evolution?

Hummel sets these controversies in historical perspective by

Overview

The church disagreed with Galileo. That set off a controversy that rages on today. The passion remains but the issues have changed and the arguments have become more complex. Do miracles conflict with scientific laws? How did the universe begin? Does the creation story in Genesis conflict with evolution?

Hummel sets these controversies in historical perspective by telling the fascinating stories of Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo and Newton. Through their eyes we see how science flourished and floundered under the influence of the church, setting the scene for modern conflicts.

Then Hummel turns to the Bible, discussing its relationship to science, the place of miracles and the biblical account of the origin of the universe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780877845003
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Publication date:
02/17/1986
Pages:
293
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Prolog: The TrialPart I: The Scientific Perspective
1. Greek Science: Aristotle & Archimedes
2. Copernicus: Sun & Earth
3. Kepler: Planetary Orbits
4. Galileo: Physics and Astronomy
5. Galileo: Science and Theology
6. Newton: Universal Gravitiation
7. Modern Science: A New PerspectivePart II: The Biblical Perspective
8. Interpreting the Bible
9. Miracles and Scientific Laws
10. Genesis One: Origin of the UniversePart III: Conflicts and Reconciliation
11. A Changing World: Geology and Biology
12. The Creation-Science Controversy
13. Connections: Theology and Science
Epilog: Blaise Pascal: Christian and Scientist
Notes
Author Index
Subject Index

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