Science and religion : a historical introduction

edited by Gary B. Ferngren

Written by distinguished historians of science and religion, the thirty essays in this volume survey the relationship of Western religious traditions to science from the beginning of the Christian era to the late twentieth century. This wide-ranging collection also introduces a variety of approaches to understanding their intersection, suggesting a model not of inalterable conflict, but of complex interaction. Tracing the rise of science from its birth in the medieval West through the scientific revolution, the contributors describe major shifts that were marked by discoveries such as those of Copernicus, Galileo, and Isaac Newton and the Catholic and Protestant reactions to them. They assess changes in scientific understanding brought about by eighteenth- and nineteenth-century transformations in geology, cosmology, and biology, together with the responses of both mainstream religious groups and such newer movements as evangelicalism and fundamentalism. The book also treats the theological implications of contemporary science and evaluates recent approaches such as environmentalism, gender studies, social construction, and postmodernism, which are at the center of current debates in the historiography, understanding, and application of science. Contributors: Colin A. Russell, David B. Wilson, Edward Grant, David C. Lindberg, Alnoor Dhanani, Owen Gingerich, Richard J. Blackwell, Edward B. Davis, Michael P. Winship, John Henry, Margaret J. Osler, Richard S. Westfall, John Hedley Brooke, Nicolaas A. Rupke, Peter M. Hess, James Moore, Peter J. Bowler, Ronald L. Numbers, Steven J. Harris, Mark A. Noll, Edward J. Larson, Richard Olson, Craig Sean McConnell, Robin Collins, William A. Dembski, David N. Livingstone, Sara Miles, and Stephen P. Weldon.

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  • Contents: Science and Religion The Conflict of Science and Religion The Historiography of Science and Religion The Premodern PeriodAristotle and Aristotelianism Early Christian Attitudes toward Nature Medieval Science and Religion Islam The Scientific RevlutionThe Copernican Revolution Galileo Galilei Early Modern Protestantism Causation Mechanical Philosophy Isaac Newton Natural Theology Transformations in Geology, Biology, and CosmologyGeology and Paleontology Natural History Charles Darwin Evolution Cosmogonies The Response of Religious TraditionsRoman Catholic since Trent Evangelicalism and Fundamentalism Creation since 1859 The Scopes Trial The Theological Implications of Modern SciencePhysics Twentieth-Century Cosmologies Scientific Naturalism The Design Argument Ecology and the Environment Current Historiographical IssuesGender The Social Construct of Science Postmodernism

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書名 Science and religion : a historical introduction
著作者等 Ferngren, Gary B.
書名別名 Science & religion : a historical introduction
シリーズ名 Johns Hopkins paperbacks
出版元 Johns Hopkins University Press
刊行年月 2002
ページ数 xiv, 401 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0801870380
NCID BA59116484
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国