Evangelicals and Science in Historical Perspective

David N. Livingstone, D. G. Hart, Mark A. Noll
Oxford University Press, 8. apr. 1999 - 360 sider
In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, evangelicals often took their place among prominent practicing scientists, and their perspectives exerted a considerable impact on the development of modern western science. Over the last century, however, evangelical scientists have become less visible, even as the focus of evangelical engagement has shifted to political and cultural spheres. Evangelicals and Science in Historical Perspective offers the first wide-ranging survey of the history of the encounter between evangelical Protestantism and science. Comprising papers by leading historians of science and religion, this collection shows that the questions of science have been central to the history of evangelicalism in the United States, as well as in Britain and Canada. It will be an invaluable resource for understanding the historical context of contemporary political squabbles, such as the debate over the status of creation science and the teaching of evolution.

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Placing Evangelical Encounters with Science
PART I Overview
PART II Orientations
PART III Theological Engagements
PART IV Specific Encounters
PART V Wider Domains

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Side 146 - ALTHOUGH the light of nature, and the works of creation and providence, do so far manifest the goodness, wisdom, and power of God, as to leave men inexcusable ;' yet they are not sufficient to give that knowledge of God, and of his will, which is necessary unto salvation...
Side 24 - Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands. They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed: But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end.
Side 220 - And he spake also a parable unto them; No man putteth a piece of a new garment upon an old ; if otherwise, then both the new maketh a rent, and the piece that was taken out of the new, agreeth not with the old.
Side 246 - And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.
Side 37 - On the Power, Wisdom, and Goodness of God as manifested in the Adaptation of External Nature to the Moral and Intellectual Constitution of Man.
Side 171 - An Essay on the Existence of a Supreme Creator, possessed of Infinite Power, Wisdom, and Goodness ; containing also the Refutation, from Reason and Revelation, of the Objections urged against his Wisdom and Goodness ; to which Mr Burnett's First Prize of 1200£ was adjudged at Aberdeen, on the 4th of August 1815.
Side 150 - Andrews" (we have his own testimony for it) " was at this time overrun with Moderatism, under the chilling influences of which we inhaled not a distaste only but a positive contempt for all that is properly and peculiarly gospel, insomuch that our confidence was nearly as entire in the sufficiency of natural theology as in the sufficiency of natural science...
Side 39 - On the Relation between the Holy Scriptures and some parts of Geological Science.
Side 150 - ... magnificence of the Godhead, and the universal subordination of all things to the one great purpose for which he evolved and was supporting creation. I should like to be so inspired over again, but with such a view of the Deity as coalesced and was in harmony with the doctrine of the New Testament.

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