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Matter and Spirit in the Universe: Scientific and Religious Preludes to Modern Cosmology

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Cosmology is an unusual science with an unusual history. This book examines the formative years of modern cosmology from the perspective of its interaction with religious thought. As the first study of its kind, it reveals how closely associated the development of cosmology has been with considerations of a philosophical and religious nature. From nineteenth-century thermo ...more
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Published November 10th 2004 by Imperial College Press
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Recommends it for: People interested in the faith/science debate
Cosmology deals with the origins and structure of the whole universe, and until quite recently it was inconceivable to do this without mentioning God. Newton, who spent a large part of his life working out Biblical chronologies, took it for granted that God must have organized the architecture of the Solar System; and Kant, in his remarkably far-sighted Universal Natural History and Theory of the Heavens from 1755, also assigned God a major role. Nowadays, however, most scientists leave God ou ...more
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Helge Stjernholm Kragh is a Danish historian of science.
Kragh studied mathematics and physics at the University of Copenhagen before obtaining his PhD in 1981 at the University of Roskilde. He is a professor at the Centre for Science Studies of Aarhus University.

Kragh's areas of study are the history of physics from the mid-19th century onward, the history of astronomy, the history of cosmology an
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