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Creational Theology and the History of Physical Science: The Creationist Tradition from Basil to Bohr (Christopher B Kaiser) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 1997) 9789004106697
Creational Theology and the History of Physical Science: The Creationist Tradition from Basil to Bohr (Christopher B Kaiser) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 1997) 9789004106697
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Title: Creational Theology and the History of Physical Science: The Creationist Tradition from Basil to Bohr

Author: Kaiser, Christopher B

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 1997

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004106697

Volumes: 1; Pages: x, 452

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This volume documents the role of creational theology in discussions of natural philosophy, medicine and technology from the Hellenistic period to the early twentieth century. Four principal themes are the comprehensibility of the world, the unity of heaven and earth, the relative autonomy of nature, and the ministry of healing.Successive chapters focus on Greco-Roman science, medieval Aristotelianism, early modern science, the heritage of Isaac Newton, and post-Newtonian mechanics.The volume will interest historians of science and historians of the idea of creation. It simultaneously details the persistence of tradition and the emergence of modernity and provides the historical background for later discussions of creation and evolution.CONTENTSAcknowledgements Abbreviations Introduction Ch. 1 The Early Church and Greco-Roman Science (Through the Twelfth Century A.D.) A Background: From Intertestamental Judaism to Basil of Caesarea B The Creationist Tradition: Comprehensibility of the World C The Creationist Tradition: Unity of Heaven and Earth D The Creationist Tradition: Relative Autonomy of Nature E The Creationist Tradition: Ministry of Healing and Restoration Ch. 2 The Medieval Church and Aristotelian Science (Thirteenth Century to the Fifteenth Century) A The Reception of Aristotelian Science B The Impact of Aristotelian Science on Scholastic Theology C The Influence of Medieval Theology on Natural Science Ch. 3 Renaissance, Reformation, and Early Modern Science (Fifteenth Century through the Seventeenth Century) A Renaissance Science through Copernicus and Paracelsus B Renaissance Science and Reformation Theology through Kepler and Bacon C The Seventeenth Century: Spiritualist, Mechanist, and Platonic Traditions through Leibniz, Boyle, and Newton Ch. 4 The Heritage of Isaac Newton: From Natural Theology to Naturalism (The Eighteenth Century) A The Newtonian Tradition from Newton to Hutton B Post-Newtonian Materialists C British and American Anti-Newtonians D Post-Newtonian Cosmogonists and Neo-Mechanists Ch. 5 The Creationist Tradition and the Emergence of Post-Newtonian Mechanics (Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries) A The Nineteenth-Century Context B The Mechanical Philosophy Challenged (Oersted, Davy, and Faraday) C The Mechanical Philosophy Restated and Formalised (Whewell, Joule and Kelvin) D The Mechanical Philosophy Generalised (Maxwell) E Conclusion: The Contribution of the Creationist Tradition to Twentieth-Century Physics (Einstein and Bohr) Retrospect and Prospect Bibliography Indices
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