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The Bible, Protestantism, and the Rise of Natural Science

Paperback|Jul 2001
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'This is probably the most significant contribution to the early modern relationship between science and religion to be published for ten years; it will no doubt be much discussed and leave a permanent mark on our understanding of the issues...


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'This is probably the most significant contribution to the early modern relationship between science and religion to be published for ten years; it will no doubt be much discussed and leave a permanent mark on our understanding of the issues with which it deals.' Fraser Watts, Expository Times
-Publisher

Peter Harrison examines the role played by the Bible in the emergence of natural science. He shows how both the contents of the Bible, and more particularly the way it was interpreted, had a profound influence on conceptions of nature from the third century to the seventeenth. The rise of modern science is linked to the Protestant approach to texts, an approach which spelt an end to the symbolic world of the Middle Ages and established the conditions for the scientific investigation and technological exploitation of nature.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 178911
  • Product Code 0521000963
  • EAN 9780521000963
  • Pages 328
  • Department Academic
  • Category Science
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Cambridge University Uk
  • Publication Date Jul 2001
  • Sales Rank 29409
  • Dimensions 227 x 153 x 18mm
  • Weight 0.430kg

Peter Harrison

Peter Harrison trained as a painter at the Glasgow School of Art and studied Art History at Glasgow University and the University of East Anglia. He divides his time between painting and freelance writing and editing. He is the author of five children's books, one each on the painters van Gogh and Monet, the remainder on 'The Wild West', 'Inventions', and 'Cars'.

  • Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Worlds Visible And Invisible; 2. Sensible Signs And Spoken Words; 3. The Two Reformations; 4. Re-reading The Two Books; 5. The Purpose Of Nature; 6. Eden Restored; Conclusion; References; Index.

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