> There are plenty of books that support this claim; e.g. Hooykaas, 'Religion
> and the Rise of Modern Science', Burtt's 'The Metaphysical Foundations of
> Modern Science', Butterfield's 'The Origins of Modern Science' etc. (Obviously
> there are qualifications and other considerations in the history of science,
> as some of you will no doubt remind us. But the fact that Christian
> theology provided a philosophical foundation that was encouraging to
> the development of science is made clear by these early modern scientists
> We need to put a reading list on the web site, I guess.
Yes. & don't forget Jaki - e.g., _The Road of Science and the
Ways to God_.