John Hedley Brooke: Osiris Volume 16 Science in Theistic Contexts Osiris

The theological facets of modern astronomy in the works of Galileo Kepler and Newton; the retention of teleology in the natural philosophy of Boyle; and the theistic and teleological associations of the modern theory of volution authored by Darwin and Wallace While the majority of the contributions focus on the Christian traditions the collection also contains case studies of Judaic and Islamic influencesReflecting the fecundity of contemporary scholarship the current volume should be of xtr.

It is a widely shared assumption that science and religion are fundamentally opposed to ach other Yet recent historiography has shown that religious belief needs to be added to the social Mystery at Kittiwake Bay economic political and other cultural factors that went into the making of modern science This new collection shows religious ideas not only motivated scientificffort but also shaped the actual content of major scientific theories The fourteen studies contained in this volume concentrate on such topics as.

Aordinary interest to historians of science scientists as well as anyone intrigued by the many ways in which relations between religion and science have been constructedContributors include Peter Barker John Hedley Brooke Geoffrey Cantor Margaret G Cook Michael J Crowe Thomas Dixon Noah J Efron Richard England Martin Fichman Maurice A Finocchiaro Menachem Fish Bernard R Goldstein Bernard Lightman Margaret J OslerF Jamil Ragep Phillip R Sloan Stephen SnobelenJitse M van der Meer Stephen J Wykst.

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