History Of The Warfare Of Science With Theology In Christendom

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Overview

This Is A New Release Of The Original 1896 Edition.

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: 9781406855326
  • Publisher: Echo Library
  • Publication date: 2/3/2010
  • Pages: 604
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.34 (d)

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discoveries of Wallace, Bates, Huxley, Marsh, Cope, Leidy, Haeckel, Miiller, Gaudry, and a multitude of others in all lands. IV. THE FINAL EFFORT OF THEOLOGY. Darwin's Origin of Species had come into the theological world like a plough into an ant-hill. Everywhere those thus rudely awakened from their old comfort and repose had swarmed forth angry and confused. Reviews, sermons, books light and heavy, came flying at the new thinker from all sides. The keynote was struck at once in the Quarterly Review by Wilberforce, Bishop of Oxford. He declared that Darwin was guilty of " a tendency to limit God's glory in creation " ; that " the principle of natural selection is absolutely incompatible with the word of God "; that it "onlradicts the revealed relat1ons of creation to its Creator "; that it is " inconsistent with the fulness of his glory " ; that it is " a dishonouring view of Nature "; and that there is " a simpler explanation of the presence of these strange forms among the works of God ": that explanation being" the fall of Adam." Nor did the bishop's efforts end here ; at the meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science he again disported himself in the tide of popular applause. Referring to the ideas of Darwin, who was absent on account of illness, he congratulated himself in a public speech that he was not descended from a monkey. The reply came from Huxley, who said in substance: " If I had to choose, I would prefer to be a descendant of a humble monkey rather than of a man who employs his knowledgeand eloquence in misrepresenting those who are wearing out their lives in the search for truth." For Agassiz's opposition to evolution, see the Essayon Classification, vol. i, 1857, as regards Lamarck, and vol. iii, 1860, as regards Darwin ; a...
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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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