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A History Of The Warfare Of Science With Theology In Christendom

By: Andrew Dickson White
Published By: Double9 Books
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Andrew Dickson White, a founding member of Cornell University, released A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom in two volumes in 1896. The original purpose of White's 1874 lecture on The Battlefields of Science is stated in the introduction. White expanded on this idea in a book titled The Warfare of Science that same year. He traces the growing separation of science from theology in numerous domains in these books. According to science historian Lawrence M. Principe, "No credible historians of science now continue to support the warfare thesis... The foundations of the warfare thesis may be found in the writings of two persons, John William Draper and Andrew Dickson White, from the late 19th century. Scientists have known for years that White and Draper's claims are more propaganda than history, according to science historian and atheist Ronald Numbers, who wrote in a collection about errors committed by White and others. The "battle" paradigm was based on a terrible oversimplification that required all facets of the history of science and religion to fit into one ill-chosen conceptual box. As a result, many scholars ignored the vast amount of historical information that simply didn't fit into that box.

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Andrew Dickson White

American historian and educator Andrew Dickson White co-founded Cornell University and presided over it as its first president for over 20 years (November 7, 1832 – November 4, 1918). He had a reputation for broadening the purview of college curricula. He had been a politician who had represented New York as a state senator. Later, among other duties, he was designated as an American envoy to Germany and Russia. In his book History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom, he attempted to substantiate the conflict thesis, which holds that science and religion have always been at odds. He was one of the pioneers of this theory. Clara (née Dickson) and Horace White welcomed their son Andrew Dickson White into the world on November 7, 1832 in Homer, New York. Horace was the son of Asa White, a farmer from Massachusetts, and his wife, while Clara was the daughter of Andrew Dickson, a New York State Assemblyman in 1832, and his wife. When Horace was 13 years old, a fire decimated their formerly prosperous farm.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 880 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357279954
  • ISBN-13: 9789357279956
  • Item Weight: 1056g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 47.7 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Classics ,Fiction / Literary