Matter and Spirit in the Universe: Scientific and Religious Preludes to Modern Cosmology

Matter and Spirit in the Universe: Scientific and Religious Preludes to Modern Cosmology

by Helge Kragh
     
 

ISBN-10: 1860944698

ISBN-13: 9781860944697

Pub. Date: 11/10/2004

Publisher: Imperial College Press

This book examines the formative years of modern cosmology from the perspective of its interaction with religious thought. As the first study of its kind, it reveals how closely associated the development of cosmology has been with considerations of a philosophical and religious nature. From nineteenth-century thermodynamics to the pioneering cosmological works of…  See more details below

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This book examines the formative years of modern cosmology from the perspective of its interaction with religious thought. As the first study of its kind, it reveals how closely associated the development of cosmology has been with considerations of a philosophical and religious nature. From nineteenth-century thermodynamics to the pioneering cosmological works of Georges Lemaitre and Arthur E. Milne, religion has shaped parts of modern cosmological theory. By taking the religious component seriously, a new and richer history of cosmology emerges.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781860944697
Publisher:
Imperial College Press
Publication date:
11/10/2004
Series:
History of Modern Physical Sciences Series
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.36(h) x 0.86(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
1Introduction : cosmo-theology before Einstein1
2A thermodynamic universe17
3Expanding horizons71
4The primeval-atom universe123
5Cosmo-physics161
6Cosmology between theism and atheism199
7Epilogue : from standard model to quantum cosmology247

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