Religion and the Rise of Modern Science

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Regent College Publishing, Feb 1, 2000 - Religion - 162 pages
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At a time when religion and science are seen by many to be antagonists locked in a battle to the death, Professor Hooykaas offers a startling proposition: modern science, he suggests, is in good part a product of the Judeo-Christian influence on western thought.
 

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Contents

Father Maker and Creator of the World
9
E The Mechanists Critique of the Organismic World View
16
REASON AND EXPERIENCE
29
B Empiricism and Rationalism in the Beginning of
35
Cartesianism
41
NATURE AND ART
54
B The Abolition of the Contrast between Art and Nature
61
The Dominion of Man over Nature
67
THE RISE OF EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCE
75
B The JudaeoChristian Evaluation of Manual Work
83
SCIENCE AND THE REFORMATION
98
B Science and Biblical Exegesis
114
Puritanism and Science
135
Epilogue
161
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Hooykaas is Professor of the History of Science at the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands.

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