Christianity & history of science

Ted Davis (
Thu, 11 Dec 1997 09:20:25 -0500

There has been a call to name books that are generally favorable to
Christianity as an important force in shaping modern science. Actually
there are plenty, but I can't begin to be systematic about it here, at least
at this point in the term. :-)

One of the members of my doctoral committee was Ed Grant, a truly great
scholar of medieval science who is from a Jewish background, though I don't
think he is particularly religious. A couple of years ago at a professional
meeting, Ed told me about his latest book, making a point of telling me that
"you'll really like this book, because it takes a favorable view of
Christianity..." That it does. The book can be found below:

Ted Davis