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History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom

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Overview

First published in 1896, this two-volume history of the conflict between theology and science quickly became a landmark text. It was widely recognised, along with John William Draper's History of the Conflict between Religion and Science, as a defining study of the relationship between religion and science. A distinguished educator, scholar and writer, Andrew Dickson White was the first president of Cornell University. White held the view that religion was historically opposed to progress in the field of science. He argued that any interference on the part of religion in science had always proved disastrous, whereas scientific investigation, no matter how seemingly damaging to religion, had always resulted in the highest good. This book is the culmination of thirty years of White's research, publication and lectures on the subject. Volume one discusses creation, evolution, geography, astronomy, meteorology, ethnology and antiquity.

In this important and controversial work, historian, diplomat, and the first president of Cornell University Andrew White exhaustively documents the battle between science and religion in such matters as creation vs. evolution, the geocentric vs. the heliocentric, and the "fall of man" vs. anthropology.

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White (one time president, Cornell University) details the sparks struck when science impinged upon the sacred cattle of superstition. Originally published by Appleton in 1896. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780879758264
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
  • Publication date: 5/28/1993
  • Series: Great Minds Series
  • Pages: 919
  • Sales rank: 1,296,181
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.38 (h) x 2.07 (d)

Table of Contents

1. From creation to evolution; 2. Geography; 3. Astronomy; 4. From 'signs and wonders' to law in the heavens; 5. From Genesis to geology; 6. The antiquity of man, Egyptology and Assyriology; 7. The antiquity of man and prehistoric archaeology; 8. The 'fall of man' and anthropology; 9. The 'fall of man' and ethnology; 10. The 'fall of man' and history; 11. From 'the prince of the power of the air' to meteorology; 12. From magic to chemistry and physics.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2000

    Christianity's Assault On The Advancement Of Knowledge

    I found this book to be invaluable in it's extreme detailing of the assault of the church upon the advancement of scientific knowledge. White leaves no stone unturned in his unfolding drama of the lengths the church went to trying to keep mankind in ignorance. It's thoroughness is unmatched. I strongly reccomend this book to all persons even slightly interested in the history of Christianity. This book is a definate eye-opener!!

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