Re: Christianity & history of science

Moorad Alexanian (alexanian@UNCWIL.EDU)
Thu, 11 Dec 1997 12:50:52 -0500 (EST)

At 09:20 AM 12/11/97 -0500, Ted Davis wrote:
>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

I do not know if someone has already mentioned the book, "The soul of
science" by Pearcey and Thaxton, which discusses the issue of the influence
of the Christian faith on the origin of modern science. I do remember that
they have a very good bibliography and so ample references of their claim.