First published in 1896, this two-volume history of the conflict between theology and science quickly became a landmark text. It was widely recognised, along with John William Draper's History of the Conflict between Religion and Science, as a defining study of the relationship between religion and science. A distinguished educator, scholar and writer, Andrew Dickson White was the first president of Cornell University. White held the view that religion was historically opposed to progress in the field of science. He argued that any interference on the part of religion in science had always proved disastrous, whereas scientific investigation, no matter how seemingly damaging to religion, had always resulted in the highest good. This book is the culmination of thirty years of White's research, publication and lectures on the subject. Volume one discusses creation, evolution, geography, astronomy, meteorology, ethnology and antiquity.
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- Date Published: July 2009
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781108000093
- length: 444 pages
- dimensions: 216 x 140 x 25 mm
- weight: 0.56kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. From creation to evolution
4. From 'signs and wonders' to law in the heavens
5. From Genesis to geology
6. The antiquity of man, Egyptology and Assyriology
7. The antiquity of man and prehistoric archaeology
8. The 'fall of man' and anthropology
9. The 'fall of man' and ethnology
10. The 'fall of man' and history
11. From 'the prince of the power of the air' to meteorology
12. From magic to chemistry and physics.
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