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God and Nature: Historical Essays on the Encounter between Christianity and Science Paperback – April 29, 1986

ISBN-13: 978-0520056923 ISBN-10: 0520056922

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  • Paperback: 516 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press (April 29, 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520056922
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520056923
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #598,017 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By B. C. Richards on August 19, 2008
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The professional historians in this volume have written this book, aimed at a general audience, for the purpose of sharing some important advancements that have taken place in the last 60-70 years, but of which the general public is more or less unaware. The area where these advancements have occurred is the historical relationship between science and religion. There is still a widespread cultural prejudice that religion is fundamentally, and therefore was historically, opposed to science. This basic thesis, the "warfare" thesis, was put forth popularly in two influential books by Draper, in 1874, and by White, in 1896. The Draper book, asserting a thesis that would have been absurd to the fathers of the scientific revolution, immediately became wildly popular, going through at least fifty printings and ten translations, so it was a thesis that the public was eager to hear. The White book did not sell as well as the Draper book, but in the end was much more influential. Since at least the 1920s, however, serious scholars began to recognize the problems with the Draper/White thesis, and the result has been almost a century of fascinating scholarly investigations into the true historical relationship between science and religion.

This book is a collection of essays by leaders in the field examining the interactions between science and religion in terms of important historical eras (early church, Middle Ages, 19th century, etc.); important ideas (Christianity and the mechanistic universe, geology and earth history, Darwinism, etc.); and important groups and individuals (Copernicans, Catholicism, Reformers, Puritans, 19th and 20th century Protestant theologians, etc.). The essays are well documented, accessible to the layman, non-polemical, and seem to cover all of the most important areas.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By maverick909 on March 23, 2011
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This is a very readable and very informative set of essays by scholars covering the entire history of the interaction between Christianity and science. Some details may have changed in the last 25 years, but a close reading will be rewarding.
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0 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Angel on September 27, 2013
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I just got it today, and it is in a fair condition. There r marks in the book but there us no pages missing :)
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1 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Maegan L. Christoson on February 17, 2010
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The product came before it was scheduled to and in great condition. It was everything as described.
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