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Slaying the Dragons: Destroying Myths in the History of Science and Faith

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In thislively and often surprisingstudy,Chapman examines popular misunderstandings about key events in the historyofscience-faith relations

For those interested in science-faith relations, this important study examines popular misunderstandings about key events in history. It covers the major episodes such as Galileo's trial, the Wilberforce-Huxley debate, and the Scopes tr
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published May 1st 2013 by Lion Hudson (first published February 15th 2013)
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Steve
Aug 25, 2013 Steve rated it really liked it
Very interesting, enjoyable, intelligent, well-written book. Combined with the author's obvious professional mastery of history his witty, passionate, and rhetorically sophisticated (in the positive sense) survey of the alleged conflict between science and religion is potent and entirely believable. Raises serious questions about the alleged war between science and Christianity - a myth held by both atheists and fundamentalist Christians. The best parts of the book are those in which the author ...more
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Oct 14, 2013 Karen rated it it was amazing
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As a Christian and a lover of science I could never understand why there had to be conflict. Why can't someone believe in both? In Slaying the Dragons, Chapman does a superb job at debunking some popular historical and modern myths involving the science versus faith conflict and was a huge encouragement to me personally. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in this subject.
Frank Peters
Apr 06, 2013 Frank Peters rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent book that systematically debunks the myths that have been propagated by the “New Atheists” in their attempt to force and unnecessary conflict between science and faith. In this particular book faith means Christian faith, for that is the faith that is relevant to the author (and this reader) and is also the faith that is most commonly attacked. The author teaches the history of science at Oxford, and is therefore well qualified to write the book. The structure of the book ...more
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Sep 05, 2014 Peter rated it it was ok
Disappointing , lightweight fluff from a heavily biased Christian. Apologetic in tone whenever religious ideas pop up. Pity because there is depth and insight quite often. Lots of good trivia. Shows a wide reading but wears huge blinkers. An annoying book mostly. I can't help but wonder how good it would gave been without the god gasses glued so firmly to his eyeballs. As Behe is to science , Chapman is to history.
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Brilliant! Should be read alongside Dr Francis Collins, The Language of God.
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