Download the Free Fishpond App!
Download on the App Store

Android App on Google play

Already own it?

Sell Yours
Home » Books » Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious

For the Glory of God

The Role of Christianity in the Rise and Development of Modern Science, the History of Christian Ideas and Control Beliefs in Science

By Richard H. Jones

Elsewhere $59.67 $45.99   Save $13.68 (23%)
Free shipping Australia wide
Ships from UK
Order Now for Christmas with e-Gift
Rating:
 
Register or sign-in to rate and get recommendations.
Format: Paperback, 272 pages
Published In: United States, 01 April 2012
For the Glory of God addresses key questions regarding the connection between religion and science. Richard H. Jones investigates whether ideas from the Bible and Christian theology have played a significant role in the development of modern scientific theories. If so, has the role always been positive or negative? In this regard, does religion have the epistemic right to control science or to offer an alternative "Christian" science to mainstream science? Is creationism or intelligent design a "science" on the same footing with neo-Darwinism? Is the integrity of science today in danger of religious control? In this volume, Jones provides an illuminating history of the role of Christian ideas in the physical and biological sciences from the Middle Ages to today. He reveals the failure of the popular "war" and "harmony" models for the relation of religion and science and shows that a "control" model does work to explain the complex history of religion and science.

Table of Contents

Preface 1. Natural Philosophy and the Physical Sciences Through the 17th Century 2. Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics in the 18th and 19th Centuries 3. Quantum Physics and Cosmology in the 20th Century and Today 4. Natural History, Geology, and Biology Through the 19th Century 5. Creationism and Intelligent Design 6. Theistic Evolutionism 7. The Autonomy of Science Today Appendices A. Is Science the Cause of Unbelief? B. Miracles and Science References Index

About the Author

Richard H. Jones holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University in the history and philosophy of religion and an A.B. from Brown University in religious studies. He also holds a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. He lives in New York City. He is the author of Science and Mysticism (Bucknell University Press/Booksurge), Mysticism Examined (State University of New York Press), Reductionism (Bucknell University Press), Mysticism and Morality (Lexington Books), Curing the Philosopher's Disease (University Press of America), One Nation Under God? (University Press of America), and For the Glory of God: Volume I: The Dependency Thesis and Control Beliefs (University Press of America).

EAN: 9780761858584
ISBN: 076185858X
Publisher: University Press of America
Dimensions: 22.7 x 15.2 x 1.7 centimetres (0.33 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
Tell a friend

Their Email:

Sell Yours

Already own this item?
Sell Yours and earn some cash. It's fast and free to list! (Learn More.)

Review this Product

BAD GOOD
 

Related Searches

 

Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners

You can earn a 5% commission by selling For the Glory of God: The Role of Christianity in the Rise and Development of Modern Science, the History of Christian Ideas and Control Beliefs in Science on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep!

 

Authors/Publishers

Are you the Author/Publisher? Improve sales by submitting additional information on this title.

 

This item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.