The Bible, Protestantism, and the Rise of Natural Science by Peter HarrisonThe Bible, Protestantism, and the Rise of Natural Science by Peter Harrison

The Bible, Protestantism, and the Rise of Natural Science

byPeter Harrison

Paperback | August 13, 2001

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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 that spelled an end to the symbolic world of the Middle Ages, and established the conditions for the scientific investigation and technological exploitation of nature.
Title:The Bible, Protestantism, and the Rise of Natural ScienceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.75 inPublished:August 13, 2001Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521000963

ISBN - 13:9780521000963

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Worlds visible and invisible; 2. Sensible signs and spoken words; 3. The two reformations; 4. Re-reading the two books; 5. The purpose of nature; 6. Eden restored; Conclusion; References; Index.

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"peter Harrison's splendid new book adds to the mounting evidence that the relationship between science and religion has been much more complicated than the military metaphor of an incessant "warfare" allows." Journal of Religion