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A history of the warfare of science with theology in christendom,

Author: Andrew Dickson White
Publisher: New York, D. Appleton & Co., 1896.
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Genre/Form: History
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White, Andrew Dickson, 1832-1918.
History of the warfare of science with theology in christendom.
New York, D. Appleton & Co., 1896
(OCoLC)763149619
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Dickson White
ISBN: 079058168X 9780790581682
OCLC Number: 192320
Description: 2 volumes 23 cm
Contents: V. 1. From creation to evolution. The visible universe ; Theological teachings regarding the animals and man ; Theological and scientific theories of an evolution in animated nature ; The final effort of theology --
Geography. The form of the earth ; The delineation of the earth ; The inhabitants of the earth ; The size of the earth ; The character of the earth's surface --
Astronomy. The old sacred theory of the universe ; The Heliocentric theory ; The war upon Galileo ; Victory of the church over Galileo ; Results of the victory over Galileo ; The retreat of the church after its victory over Galileo --
From "signs and wonders" to law in the heavens. The theological view ; Theological efforts to crush the scientific view ; The invasion of scepticism ; Theological efforts at compromise, The final victory of science --
From Genesis to geology. Growth of theological explanations ; Efforts to suppress the scientific view ; The first great effort at compromise, based on the flood of Noah ; Final efforts at compromise, The victory of science complete --
The antiquity of man, Egyptology, and Assyriology. The sacred chronology ; The new chronology --
The antiquity of man and prehistoric archaeology. The thunder-stones ; The flint weapons and implements --
The "fall of man" and anthropology --
The "fall of man" and ethnology --
The "fall of man" and history --
From "the prince of the power of the air" to meteorology. Growth of a theological theory ; Diabolical agency in storms ; The agency of witches ; Franklin's lightning-rod --
From magic to chemistry and physics. The supremacy of magic ; The triumph of chemistry and physics. v. 2. From miracles to medicine. The early and sacred theories of disease ; Growth of legends of healing, The life of Xavier as a typical example ; The Mediaeval miracles of healing check medical science ; The attribution of disease to satanic influence, "Pastoral medicine" holds back scientific effort ; Theological opposition to anatomical studies ; New beginnings of medical science ; Theological discouragement of medicine ; Fetich cures under Protestantism, The royal touch ; The scientific struggle for anatomy ; Theological opposition to inoculation, vaccination, and the use of anaesthetics ; Final breaking away of the theological theory in medicine --
From fetich to hygiene. The theological view of epidemics and sanitation ; Gradual decay of theological views regarding sanitation ; The triumph of sanitary science ; The relation of sanitary science to religion --
From "demoniacal possession" to insanity. Theological ideas of lunacy and its treatment ; The beginnings of a healthful scepticism ; The final struggle and victory of science, Pinel and Tuke --
From diabolism to hysteria. The epidemics of "possession" ; Beginnings of helpful scepticism ; Theological suggestions of compromise, Final triumph of the scientific view and methods --
From Babel to comparative philology. The sacred theory in its first form ; The sacred theory of language in its second form ; Breaking down of the theological view ; Triumph of the new science ; Summary --
From the Dead Sea legends to comparative mythology. The growth of explanatory transformation myths ; Mediaeval growth of the Dead Sea legends ; Post-Reformation culmination of the Dead Sea legends, Beginnings of a healthful scepticism ; Theological efforts at compromise, Triumph of the scientific view --
From Leviticus to political economy. Origin and progress of hostility to loans at interest ; Retreat of the church, Protestant and Catholic --
From the divine oracles to the higher criticism. The older interpretation ; Beginnings of scientific interpretation ; The continued growth of scientific interpretation ; The closing struggle ; Victory of the scientific and literary methods ; Reconstructive force of scientific criticism.
Responsibility: by Andrew Dickson White.

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