A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in by J.M. Cohen

By J.M. Cohen

Given the robust and forthright identify of Andrew Dickson White's vintage examine, you should clarify his personal feel of the total as given within the unique 1896 version: "My conviction is that technology, although it has obviously conquered dogmatic theology in line with biblical texts and old modes of suggestion, will cross hand in hand with faith, and that even supposing theological keep an eye on will proceed to decrease, faith as visible within the reputation of a 'power within the universe, now not ourselves, which makes for righteousness' and within the love of God and of our neighbor, will progressively develop more advantageous and more advantageous, not just within the American associations of studying, yet on the planet at large." White started to gather his magnum opus, a quantity paintings first released in 1896 as A historical past of the conflict of technology with Theology in Christendom. In correspondence he wrote that he meant the paintings to stake out a place among such non secular orthodoxy as John Henry Newman's on one part and such secular scoffing as Robert Ingersoll's at the different. Historian Paul Carter declared that this booklet did up to the other released paintings "toward routing orthodoxy within the identify of science." Insofar as technological know-how and faith got here to be commonly seen as enemies, with technological know-how maintaining the ethical excessive flooring, White inadvertently, turned the most potent and influential advocates for unbelief.

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