The Bible, Protestantism, and the Rise of Natural Science

Harrison, Peter The Bible, Protestantism, and the Rise of Natural Science 1st ed. Cambridge , UK: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

Author Harrison, Peter
Title The Bible, Protestantism, and the Rise of Natural Science
Place of Publication Cambridge , UK
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Publication year 1998
Sub-type Research book (original research)
Edition 1st
ISBN 0521591961
9780521591966
0521000963
9780521000963
Language eng
Total number of pages 328
Q-Index Code A1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes 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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