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Science and Eastern Orthodoxy: From the Greek Fathers to the Age of Globalization
People have pondered conflicts between science and religion since at least the time of Christ. The millennia-long debate is well documented in the literature in the history and philosophy of science and religion in Western civilization. Science and Eastern Orthodoxy is a departure from that vast body of work, providing the first general overview of the relationship between ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published November 8th 2011 by Johns Hopkins University Press
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The complete history of science in the Christian East remains to be told. But it is certainly a narrative the broad strokes of which need to be outlined, if only because Orthodoxy remains a lacuna in most generalized histories of scientific thought. There are a lot of writings about Greek science, about its transmission, appropriation, and development in Arabic and Islamic contexts, and about its reintroduction to Western Europe. Yet about the Eastern Roman Empire, which endured more or less ...more
Nicolaidis gets kudos for the amount of research he must have done to put this volume together. It is an amazing collection of names through history and represents a very particular history of Byzantium looking through the lens of "science." Of course science here does not mean mostly our modern sense of science but mostly whatever those in the Greek Byzantine tradition identified as science which includes natural philosophy and the ancient commitment to the Greek philosophers. Living in a time ...more