Early Christianity

Harrison, Peter and Lindberg, David C. (2011). Early Christianity. In John Hedley Brooke and Ronald L. Numbers (Ed.), Science and religion around the world (pp. 67-91) Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

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Author Harrison, Peter
Lindberg, David C.
Title of chapter Early Christianity
Title of book Science and religion around the world
Place of Publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Oxford University Press
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
ISBN 9780195328196
Editor John Hedley Brooke
Ronald L. Numbers
Chapter number 3
Start page 67
End page 91
Total pages 25
Total chapters 12
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Three theories have dominated thought and discussion about the relationship between Christianity and the natural sciences in the first seventeen centuries of the Christian era. The first of them, which continues to flourish despite a dearth of supporting historical evidence, maintains that throughout its history the Christian Church has been the enemy of science, consistently erecting theological obstacles to scientific progress. The trial of Galileo and various episodes of medieval conflict are regularly presented as cases in point. This myth originated in the French "Enlightenment" of the eighteenth century. It became common currency in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries through popular books by John W. Draper and Andrew Dickson White and continues to thrive in the present. [Extract]
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