A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom, Vol. II (in Two Volumes)

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Cosimo, Inc., 1 janv. 2010 - 494 pages
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The battle between science and religion in American popular life is as old as America itself. By the late 19th century, it had reached a fever pitch, culminating in the two-volume 1896 work A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom. The result of thirty years of research by historian and educator ANDREW DICKSON WHITE (1832-1918), a founder of Cornell University, this is White's attack on intellectually stifling religious dogma and his explication of the "conflict thesis" of outright warfare between science and religion. While scholars today generally see the situation as more nuanced, the conflict thesis remains a popular metaphor in the mind of the general public, and White's work continues to speak to us today. H.L. Mencken called this "one of the noblest monuments of American scholarship," and it will fascinate anyone who is troubled by the ongoing influence by religious authorities into secular science. In Volume II, White looks at the shift "from miracles to medicine," "from demonic possession to insanity," and other modern transformations of humanity's understanding of the world and ourselves.

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Breaking down of the Theological View
189
Summary
204
Medieval Growth of the Dead Sea Legends
223
PostReformation Culmination of the Dead Sea legends Beginnings
236
Theological Efforts at Compromise Triumph of the Scientific View
256
CHAPTER XIX
264
Retreat of the Church Protestant and Catholic
276
CHAPTER XX
288

The Beginnings of a Healthful Scepticism
116
The Final Struggle and Victory of Science Pinel and Tuke
124
CHAPTER XVI
135
FROM BABEL TO COMPARATIVE PHILOLOGY
168
The Sacred Theory of Language in its Second Form
179
The Continued Growth of Scientific Interpretation
333
The Closing Struggle
349
Victory of the Scientific and Literary Methods page
370
Reconstructive Force of Scientific Criticism
393
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