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Christianity and science.

Author: Jean Abelé
Publisher: New York, Hawthorn Books [1961]
Series: Twentieth century encyclopedia of Catholicism, 14. Section 1: Knowledge and faith.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Today eminent scientists are to be found who openly proclaim their Christian faith and do not consider that it puts any obstacles in the way of their activities as scientific investigators. But, the author notes, this was not always so. Until quite recently there existed a serious opposition between faith and science.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Abelé, Jean, 1886-
Christianity and science.
New York, Hawthorn Books [1961]
(OCoLC)647067315
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Abelé
OCLC Number: 330304
Notes: Translation of Le christianisme se désintéresse-t-il de la science?
Description: 140 pages 21 cm.
Contents: Part I. Aspects of Christianity --
I. The one things necessary --
II. The law of work according to Christ and St. Paul --
III. The universal character of Pentecost --
Part II. The encounter between Christianity and science in the course of history --
IV. The aristocratic character of Greek science and its contempt for technology --
V. Mechanics the result of the Christian encouragement of technology --
VI. The witness of Newton, Kepler and Einstein --
VII. The laws of movement and the divine perfections: Descartes to Maupertuis --
Part III. Present-day problems --
VIII. The evolution of science from the eighteenth to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries --
IX. The autonomy of scientific method and the religious problem --
X. Harmony between the spirit and faith and the spirit of research --
XI. The most universal of professions.
Series Title: Twentieth century encyclopedia of Catholicism, 14. Section 1: Knowledge and faith.
Responsibility: Translated from the French by R.F. Trevett.

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Today eminent scientists are to be found who openly proclaim their Christian faith and do not consider that it puts any obstacles in the way of their activities as scientific investigators. But, the author notes, this was not always so. Until quite recently there existed a serious opposition between faith and science.

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