An award-winning philosopher uncovers the Christian foundations of modern science.
Renowned historian and philosopher of science Stanley Jaki boldly illumines one of the best-kept secrets of science history— the vital role theology has historically played in fruitful scientific development.
Beginning with an overview of failed attempts at a sustained science by the ancient cultures of Greece, China, India, and the early Muslim empire, Jaki shows that belief in Christ—a belief absent in all these cultures—secured for science its only viable birth starting in the High Middle Ages. In the second part of the book Jaki argues that Christian monotheism alone provides the intellectual safeguards for a valid cosmological argument, restores the sense of purpose destroyed by theories of evolution, and secures firm ethical guidelines against fearful abuses of scientific know-how.
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Book Description Real View Books July 2000, 2000. Paper Back. Book Condition: New. Why did science come to birth but not flourish, save in Western Christendom? What are the defects in Darwinism (as opposed to evolution, which Jaki accepts)? Is there purpose in nature? What dangers lie in science as our culture becomes less and less influenced by Christian tradition? Such are the questions of this book, which is a sustained critique of many cultural cliches. Immensely learned and at points difficult, but an important contribution to the discussion of the relationship between science and religion. This is one of the core titles in Jaki's more than forty books. 255 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 133631
Book Description Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0802847722
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