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A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom (Cambridge Library Collection - Religion) (Volume 2)

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First published in 1896, this two-volume history of the conflict between theology and science quickly became a landmark text. It was widely recognised, along with John William Draper's History of the Conflict between Religion and Science, as a defining study of the relationship between religion and science. A distinguished educator, scholar and writer, Andrew Dickson White ...more
Paperback, 496 pages
Published July 20th 2009 by Cambridge University Press (first published June 25th 1978)
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Manny
Sep 24, 2014 Manny rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who liked The God Delusion
Recommended to Manny by: Bertrand Russell
To the Good Reads Club, Pall Mall, London

August 24, 1897

Fraternal greetings from Geneva, Switzerland, where I am spending a week at the Beau Rivage, a splendid establishment on the shores of Lac Léman. They make an infernally good hot chocolate; I was just enjoying my second cup of the morning, when my eye was caught by an elderly gentleman at a nearby table, diligently working on an imposing manuscript which must have been at least a thousand pages in length. Knowing as you do my sentiments reg
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Manny
Aug 30, 2012 Manny rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Creationists
Recommended to Manny by: Bertrand Russell
To the Good Reads Club, Pall Mall, London

August 30, 1897

I trust you will not find me overly importunate as, for the second time in the space of a week, I write to sing the praises of the inestimable Professor White! Truth to tell, when I posted my earlier missive I had read but the first volume of his magnum opus; but I have now made good this omission, and completed my perusal of the entire manuscript. It is a magnificent piece of work, which will stand for an age as a bulwark against the dread
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Mohmed Abd el salam
صار من المتفق عليه بين المؤرخين أن العهد القديم قد كُتب بعد وفاة موسى عليه السلام بـ 200 عام ، كتبه عزرا وآخرون من مؤرخي بني إسرائيل .. واستمدوا من الاساطير المصرية والاساطير الكلدانية القديمة في كتابة أساطير التوراة .. لم يكن لديهم إختيار آخر على كل حال ، ولم يكن من الممكن أن تبقى ( كلمة الله ) عاجزة عن تفسير أصل الإنسان والأرض والسماوات .

لم يعرف الانسان المنهج العلمي في بحث الظواهر وفي التفكير -كان الإغريق استثناءً في فترة قصيرة من عمر التاريخ- لذلك فقد كانت الاساطير هي الملاذ لمن يريد أن يعرف
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Yoh Sama
من الواضح ان ما جنى على أوروبا في القرون الوسطى هو تدخل رجال الدين في مجال العلوم الكونية و الجغرافية و الفيزيائية و الكيميائية
و تحديد ما هي النظريات الصحيحة و اضطهاد من يخالفها او يشكك فيها و ايضا طمع رجال الدين في السلطة

اظن العكس هو الحاصل عندنا حيث يتصدر كل شخص للحديث في الدين دون معرفة الأساسيات فيه حتى
و يتم تطويع الدين ليناسب ما يريده رجال السياسة

ايضا لفت نظري ان من الجناية في حق الدين تتبني اي نظرية علمية و تنسبها اليه و جعلها حقيقة
كما فعلت الكنيسة مع آراء ارسطو
لان العلم كائن متقلب ق
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Karen
Really a fascinating book, but kind of sad at the end, where he confidently states that religion is going to be able to move forward and deal with science without fighting about whether things agree with what the bible says. This was originally published in 1896, and I am afraid he turned out to be completely and entirely wrong about that.
Carine
Extremely well-written. White takes centuries and centuries of facts and then lines them up very clearly and concisely. The chapters on Galileo, Diabolic Agency in Storms, and The Agency of Witches are among the most interesting. Intelligent Design people should read the chapter titled The Old Sacred Theory of the Universe and think a little bit.

In a nutshell, however:

"The world is finding that the scientific revelation of creation is ever more and more in accordance with worthy conceptions of t
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Ahmed Aboul-Magd
بعيداً عن مُقدمة المُترجم المُملة , وأخطائهاالشنيعة حيث وجد بعد تأمله أن "العداء بين العلم و اللاهوت" لا "الدين و العلم " و بعد القراءة المُتأنية لمعرفة مقصده أتضح أنه يقصد أصلاً بقوله اللاهوت ...رجال اللاهوت أو رجال الدين .
الكتاب جيد, لكن غير مريح فى طريقةالسرد , لعله خطأ مترجم أوكاتب . لذلك لن يكون الحكم جذرياً .
"يمكن تلخيص الكتاب فى "أهوال الكنيسةتجاه آباء علوم الفلك والجغرافيا و النشوء
Pau
Fascinating read and paints a very comprehensive overview of the church's history with any kind of information that threatens its very existence. But for the book's length, I still feel the need to read more on the events recounted in this book.
Craig J.
A History of the Warfare of Science With Theology in Christendom 2 Volume Set(Great Minds Series) by Andrew Dickson White (1993)
Frank Spencer
a classic, the author dedicated the book to Ezra Cornell
Nicole Mercer
Fascinating read from the Co-founder of Cornell
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