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When Science and Christianity Meet

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This book, in language accessible to the general reader, investigates twelve of the most notorious, most interesting, and most instructive episodes involving the interaction between science and Christianity, aiming to tell each story in its historical specificity and local particularity.



Among the events treated in When Science and Christianity Meet are the Galileo affair,
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Hardcover, 368 pages
Published October 29th 2003 by University Of Chicago Press
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This joins a list of rather interesting books on the history of the "clash" between science and religion. The book consists of 12 separate articles, each written by a distinguished scholar/historian, on various episodes and movements in the history of science and religion.

At least two of these are well worth the price of the book:

Chapter 2, "Galileo, the Church and the Cosmos" by David Lindberg is arguably the best exposition of the Galileo episode in print. Yes, I really mean this. It is very w
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David C. Lindberg was an American historian of science. His main focus was in the history of medieval and early modern science, especially physical science and the relationship between religion and science. Lindberg was the author or editor of many books and received numerous grants and awards. He also served as President of the History of Science Society and, in 1999, was recipient of its highest ...more
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