Is There a Christian History of Science?

Edward B. Davis

in Scholarship and Christian Faith

Published in print April 2004 | ISBN: 9780195170382
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835669 | DOI:
Is There a Christian History of Science?

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This essay argues that the history of science and faith is not one of ongoing conflict. While earlier historiographers like Andrew Dickson White portrayed a triumphal science engaged in “warfare” with theology, that view has been largely replaced by a much more nuanced story of mutual influence. Davis concludes that historians of science, whether Christians or not, largely share the same goal: to document the complexity of this story without prejudicing the case either for or against faith.

Keywords: history of science; science; science and religion; Andrew Dickson White

Chapter.  6141 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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