Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Christianity and the rise of western science

What was that about science and religion not working together? Christianity and the rise of western science – ABC Religion & Ethics (Australian Broadcasting Corporation):
In spite of this widespread view on the historical relations between science and religion, historians of science have long known that religious factors played a significantly positive role in the emergence and persistence of modern science in the West. Not only were many of the key figures in the rise of science individuals with sincere religious commitments, but the new approaches to nature that they pioneered were underpinned in various ways by religious assumptions.

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