A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in by J.M. Cohen PDF

By J.M. Cohen

ISBN-10: 1412843138

ISBN-13: 9781412843133

Given the strong and forthright name of Andrew Dickson White's vintage learn, it's best to clarify his personal experience of the complete as given within the unique 1896 variation: "My conviction is that technological know-how, although it has obviously conquered dogmatic theology in accordance with biblical texts and historical modes of concept, will move hand in hand with faith, and that even though theological regulate will proceed to decrease, faith as obvious within the acceptance of a 'power within the universe, now not ourselves, which makes for righteousness' and within the love of God and of our neighbor, will progressively develop enhanced and more advantageous, not just within the American associations of studying, yet on the earth at large." White started to gather his magnum opus, a quantity paintings first released in 1896 as A heritage of the struggle of technological know-how with Theology in Christendom. In correspondence he wrote that he meant the paintings to stake out a place among such non secular orthodoxy as John Henry Newman's on one part and such secular scoffing as Robert Ingersoll's at the different. Historian Paul Carter declared that this e-book did up to the other released paintings "toward routing orthodoxy within the identify of science." Insofar as technology and faith got here to be extensively seen as enemies, with technological know-how preserving the ethical excessive floor, White inadvertently, grew to become some of the most powerful and influential advocates for unbelief.

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