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Grant, Edward, Science and Religion, 400 B.C. to A.D. 1550: From Aristotle to Copernicus, Westport, Conn., Greenwood Press (Greenwood Guides to Science and Religion), 2004, 336 pp.
- Many people believe that during the Middle Ages Christianity was actively hostile toward science (then known as natural philosophy) and impeded its progress. This comprehensive survey of science and religion during the period between the lives of Aristotle and Copernicus demonstrates how this was not the case. Medieval theologians were not hostile to learning natural philosophy, but embraced it. Had they had not done so, the science that developed during the Scientific Revolution would not--and could not--have occurred. Students and lay readers will learn how the roots of much of the scientific culture of today originated with the religious thinkers of the Middle Ages. Science and Religion, 400 B.C. to A.D. 1550 thoroughly covers the relationship between science and religion in the medieval period, and provides many resources for the student or lay reader: Discusses how the influx of Greek and Arabic science in the 12th and 13th centuries-- especially the works of Aristotle in logic and natural philosophy--dramatically changed how science was viewed in Western Europe.
· Demonstrates how medieval universities and their teachers disseminated a positive attitude toward rational inquiry and made it possible for Western Europe to become oriented toward science. · Includes primary documents that allow the reader to see how important scholars of the period understood the relationship of science and religion. · Provides an annotated bibliography of the most important works on science and religion in the Middle Ages, helping students to study the topic in more detail.
* Aristotle and the Beginnings of Two Thousand Years of Natural Philosophy
* The Emergence and Development of the Sciences in the Greek World
* The First Six Centuries of Christianity: Christian Attitudes Toward Greek Philosophy and Science
* The Emergence of a New Europe After the Barbarian Invasions: The Interaction of Reason and Church Authority in the Twelfth Century
* The Medieval Universities and the Impact of Aristotle's Natural Philosophy on Learning and Religion in the Thirteenth Century
* The Interrelations Between Natural Philosophy and Theology (or Science and Religion) in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries
* Relations Between Science and Religion in the Three Great Medieval Civilizations: the Byzantine Empire, Islam, and the Latin West
- Història de la ciència
Religió - Teologia cristiana
Religió - Teologia islàmica
Filosofia - Filosofia natural
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