Catholicism and Science, 1st Edition

  • Peter M. J. Hess
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  • ISBN-10: 0313021953
  • ISBN-13: 9780313021954
  • DDC: 261.5
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 241 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released June 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Catholicism and Science, a volume in the Greenwood Guides to Science and Religion series, covers all aspects of the relationship of science and the Church: How Catholics interacted with the profound changes in the physical sciences (natural philosophy) and biological sciences (natural history) during the Scientific Revolution; how Catholic scientists reacted to the theory of evolution and their attempts to make evolution compatible with Catholic theology; and the implications of Roman Catholic doctrinal and moral teachings for neuroscientific research, and for investigation into genetics and cloning.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
Chronology of Events.
1: Introduction to Science in the Catholic Tradition.
2: From Cosmos to Unbounded Universe: Physical Sciences from Trent to Vatican I.
3: From the Garden of Eden to an Ancient Earth: Catholicism and the Life and Earth Sciences.
4: Catholicism and Science at Mid-Twentieth Century.
5: The Legacy of Vatican II in Cosmology and Biology.
6: Catholicism, Neuroscience, and Genetics.
Primary Sources.
About the Authors.