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Peter Harrison examines the role played by the Bible in the emergence of natural science. He shows how both the contents of the Bible, and more particularly the way it was interpreted, had a profound influence on conceptions of nature from the third century to the seventeenth. The rise of modern science is linked to the Protestant approach to texts, an approach that spelled an end to the symbolic world of the Middle Ages, and established the conditions for the scientific investigation and technological exploitation of nature.
  • ISBN13: 9780521000963
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Pubilcation Year: 2006
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00328
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FormatPaperback
Publication DateOctober 31, 2006
Pages328
Primary CategoryReligion/Christianity - General

The Bible, Protestantism, and the Rise of Natural Science

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