By Andrew Dickson White
First released in 1896, this two-volume historical past of the clash among theology and technology fast grew to become a landmark textual content. It was once broadly known, in addition to John William Draper's historical past of the clash among faith and technological know-how, as a defining learn of the connection among faith and technological know-how. A amazing educator, pupil and author, Andrew Dickson White used to be the 1st president of Cornell collage. White held the view that faith was once traditionally against development within the box of technology. He argued that any interference at the a part of faith in technological know-how had regularly proved disastrous, while medical research, regardless of how possible destructive to faith, had continually led to the top reliable. A historical past of the struggle of technological know-how 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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It is sufficient to say that the book may be seen by him in tl library of Cornell University. Its full title is as follows: Compendio della Vita del S. P. Francesco Xaverio della Compagnia di Giesu, Canonizato con S IP-J / ' Fondatore delV istessa Religione dalla Santita di N. S. Grcgorio XV. Combo t dato in luce per ordine del Reverendiss. P. Mutio Vitelleschi Preposito Gcn*~ 1 della Comp. di Giesu. In Venetia, Jl/DCXX/Z, Appresso Antonio PinelH Ci Liccnza de Superiori. My critic hazards a guess that the book may be a 1 edition of Torsellino (Tursellinus), but here again he is wrong.
Amand, Canon of Tournay, did something for medicine as they understood it. Unfortunately, they generally understood its theory as a mixture of deductions from Scripture with dogmas from Galen, and its practice as a mixture of incantations with fetiches. Even Pope Honorius III did something for the establishment of medical schools; but he did so much more to place ecclesiastical and theological fetters upon teachers and taught, that the value of his gifts may well be doubted. All germs of a higher evolution of * For the progress of sciences subsidiary to medicine even in the darkest ages, see Fort, pp.
The School of Alexandria, under the influence first of Jews and later of Christians, both permeated with Oriental ideas, and taking into their theory of medicine demons and miracles, soon enveloped everythingin mysticism. In the Byzantine Empire of the East the same cause produced the same effect; the evolution of ascertained truth in medicine, begun by Hippocrates and continued by Herophilus, seemed lost forever. Medical science, trying to advance, was like a ship becalmed in the Sargasso Sea: both the atmosphere about it and the medium through which it must move resisted all proo- ress Instead of reliance upon observation, experience, experi- " PASTORAL MEDICINE" CHECKS SCIENTIFIC EFFORT.
A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom by Andrew Dickson White