The history of science and religion in the western tradition : an encyclopedia
- New York : Garland Pub., 2000.
- Physical description
- xxi, 586 p. ; 29 cm.
- Garland reference library of the humanities ; vol. 1833.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- The relationship of science and religion
- Biographical studies
- Intellectual foundations and philosophical backgrounds
- Specific religious traditions and chronological periods
- Astronomy and cosmology
- The physical sciences
- The earth sciences
- The biological sciences
- Medicine and psychology
- The occult sciences.
- Publisher's Summary
- Reaching back to 5th century Greece and proceeding to the late twentieth century, this volume describes the relationship of science and religion throughout history. From ancient cosmology and medieval Occult sciences to modern physics and psychology, every major intellectual movement and discipline of study is covered. There is also comprehensive coverage of the foundational aspects of the study of science and religion with, for example, detailed discussions of the demarcation of science and religion, of epistemology and of causation. Also included here are biographical studies of major scientific figures - among them Galileo, Newton, and Darwin - who were particularly concerned with the religious implications and dimensions of their scientific discoveries.
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- Publication date
- Gary B. Ferngren, general editor ; Edward J. Larson, Darrel W. Amundsen, co-editors ; Anne-Marie E. Nakhla, assistant editor.
- Garland reference library of the humanities ; vol. 1833