A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendomby Andrew Dickson White
Pub. Date: 07/20/2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The battle between science and religion in American popular life is as old as America itself. By the late 19th century, it had reached a fever pitch, culminating in the two-volume 1896 work A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom. The result of thirty years of research by historian and educator ANDREW DICKSON WHITE (1832-1918), a founder of Cornell University, this is White's attack on intellectually stifling religious dogma and his explication of the "conflict thesis" of outright warfare between science and religion. While scholars today generally see the situation as more nuanced, the conflict thesis remains a popular metaphor in the mind of the general public, and White's work continues to speak to us today. H.L. Mencken called this "one of the noblest monuments of American scholarship," and it will fascinate anyone who is troubled by the ongoing influence by religious authorities into secular science.
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- Cambridge Library Collection - Science and Religion Series
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Table of Contents1. 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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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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