By Andrew Dickson White

ISBN-10: 110800010X

ISBN-13: 9781108000109

First released in 1896, this two-volume background of the clash among theology and technology fast grew to become a landmark textual content. It used to be largely recognized, besides John William Draper's historical past of the clash among faith and technological know-how, as a defining examine of the connection among faith and technological know-how. A unique 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 development within the box of technological know-how. He argued that any interference at the a part of faith in technological know-how had continuously proved disastrous, while clinical research, irrespective of how doubtless harmful to faith, had constantly led to the top reliable. A background of the war of technological know-how with Theology in Christendom is the end result of thirty years of White's study, e-book and lectures at the topic. quantity discusses medication, madness, mythology, political financial system and comparative philology.

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The same gentleman then went on to say that, in his belief, Father Ivan had shown remarkable powers in healing the sick, and the greatest charity in relieving the distressed. It was made clearly evident that Father Ivan is a saintlike man, devoted to the needy and distressed and exercising an enormous influence over them—an influence so great that crowds await him whenever he visits the capital. In the atmosphere of Russian devotion myths and legends grow luxuriantly about him, nor is belief in him confined to the peasant class.

221, but especially Von Raumer, Geschichte der Hohenstaufen, Leipsic, 1872, vol. iii, p. 259. 36 FROM MIRACLES TO MEDICINE. medicine were for ages well kept under by the theological spirit. As far back as the sixth century so great a man as Pope Gregory I showed himself hostile to the development of this science. In the beginning of the twelfth century the Council of Rheims interdicted the study of law and physic to monks, and a multitude of other councils enforced this decree. About the middle of the same century St.

The great fathers and renowned leaders of the early Church accepted and strengthened this idea. " St. " Tertullian insisted that a malevolent angel is in constant attendance upon every person. Gregory of Nazianzus declared that bodily pains are provoked by demons, and that medicines are useless, but that they are often cured by the laying on of consecrated hands. S t Nilus and St. Gregory of Tours, echoing St. Ambrose, gave examples to show the sinfulness of resorting to medicine instead of trusting to the intercession of saints.

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