By Andrew Dickson White

ISBN-10: 110800010X

ISBN-13: 9781108000109

First released in 1896, this two-volume historical past of the clash among theology and technology fast turned a landmark textual content. It used to be largely acknowledged, besides John William Draper's background of the clash among faith and technological know-how, as a defining examine of the connection among faith and technology. A extraordinary educator, student and author, Andrew Dickson White was once the 1st president of Cornell college. White held the view that faith used to be traditionally against growth within the box of technological know-how. He argued that any interference at the a part of faith in technology had continuously proved disastrous, while clinical research, irrespective of how probably destructive to faith, had consistently ended in the top strong. A historical past of the struggle of technology with Theology in Christendom is the fruits of thirty years of White's examine, e-book and lectures at the topic. quantity discusses medication, madness, mythology, political economic system and comparative philology.

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Gregory of Nazianzen, during the second century, as to the cures wrought by the martyrs Cosmo and Damian, was echoed from all parts of Europe until every hamlet had its miracle-working saint or relic. The literature of these miracles is simply endless. To take our own ancestors alone, no one can read the Ecclesiastical History of Bede, or Abbot Samson's Miracles of St. Edmund, or the accounts given by Eadmer and Osbern of the miracles of St. Dunstan, or the long lists of those wrought by Thomas a Becket, or by any other in the army of Engalmost daily contact with the late archbishop, asked him which of these stones was correct.

35 gether in his various journeys, and especially in his crusading expeditions, many Greek and Arabic manuscripts, and took special pains to have those which concerned medicine preserved and studied; he also promoted better ideas of medicine and embodied them in laws. Men of science also rose, in the stricter sense of the word, even in the centuries under the most complete sway of theological thought and ecclesiastical power; a science, indeed, alloyed with theology, but still infolding precious germs.

Martini, lib. ii, cap. 60. I owe these citations to Mr. Lea (History of the Inquisition of the Middle Ages, vol. iii, p. 410, note). For the letter of St. Bernard to the monks of St. Anastasius, see his Epistola in Migne torn 182, pp. 550, 551. For the canon law, see under De Consccratione, dist. v, c. " For the turning of the Greek mythology into a demonology as largely due to St. " PASTORAL MEDICINE" CHECKS SCIENTIFIC EFFORT. 29 legal decision regarding the ownership between him and the Archbishop of Narbonne.

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