Science And Religion, 400 B.c. To A.d. 1550: From Aristotle To Copernicus by Edward GrantScience And Religion, 400 B.c. To A.d. 1550: From Aristotle To Copernicus by Edward Grant

Science And Religion, 400 B.c. To A.d. 1550: From Aristotle To Copernicus

byEdward Grant

Hardcover | December 31, 2004

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Many people believe that during the Middle Ages Christianity was actively hostile toward science (then known as natural philosophy) and impeded its progress. This comprehensive survey of science and religion during the period between the lives of Aristotle and Copernicus demonstrates how this was not the case. Medieval theologians were not hostile to learning natural philosophy, but embraced it. Had they had not done so, the science that developed during the Scientific Revolution would not--and could not--have occurred. Students and lay readers will learn how the roots of much of the scientific culture of today originated with the religious thinkers of the Middle Ages. Science and Religion, 400 B.C. to A.D. 1550 thoroughly covers the relationship between science and religion in the medieval period, and provides many resources for the student or lay reader: Discusses how the influx of Greek and Arabic science in the 12th and 13th centuries-- especially the works of Aristotle in logic and natural philosophy--dramatically changed how science was viewed in Western Europe. Demonstrates how medieval universities and their teachers disseminated a positive attitude toward rational inquiry and made it possible for Western Europe to become oriented toward science. Includes primary documents that allow the reader to see how important scholars of the period understood the relationship of science and religion. Provides an annotated bibliography of the most important works on science and religion in the Middle Ages, helping students to study the topic in more detail. BL
Title:Science And Religion, 400 B.c. To A.d. 1550: From Aristotle To CopernicusFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.28 × 6.48 × 1.13 inPublished:December 31, 2004Publisher:Greenwood PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0313328587

ISBN - 13:9780313328589

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