Cambridge Studies in the History of Science: Science and Religion: Some Historical Perspectives

Cambridge Studies in the History of Science: Science and Religion: Some Historical Perspectives

Description

In this 1991 volume, John Hedley Brooke offers an introduction and critical guide to one of the most fascinating and enduring issues in the development of the modern world: the relationship between scientific thought and religious belief. It is common knowledge that in western societies there have been periods of crisis when new science has threatened established authority. The trial of Galileo in 1633 and the uproar caused by Darwin's Origin of Species (1859) are two of the most famous examples. Taking account of recent scholarship in the history of science, Brooke takes a fresh look at these and similar episodes, showing that science and religion have been mutually relevant in so rich a variety of ways that no simple generalizations are possible. A special feature of the book is that Brooke stands back from general theses affirming 'conflict' or harmony', which have so often served partisan interests. His object is to reveal the subtlety, complexity, and diversity of the interaction as it has taken place in the past and in the twentieth century.


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Details

Author(s)
John Hedley Brooke
Format
Paperback | 436 pages
Dimensions
151 x 229 x 28mm | 600g
Publication date
01 Jun 1991
Publisher
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Publication City/Country
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
Worked examples or Exercises
ISBN10
0521283744
ISBN13
9780521283748
Bestsellers rank
852,186