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Science and Christianity in Pulpit and Pew
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Science and Christianity in Pulpit and Pew

Ronald L. Numbers


This book moves beyond the clichés of conflict and harmony to explore the tangled web of historical interactions involving scientific and religious beliefs. The lead chapter offers an overview of the history of science and Christianity from the perspective of the ordinary people who filled the pews of churches or loitered around outside. The book closely looks at two of the most influential Protestant theologians in 19th-century America: Charles Hodge and William Henry Green. Hodge, after decades of struggling to harmonize God's two revelations in nature and in the Bible in the end famously de ... More

Keywords: history of science, Christianity, Charles Hodge, William Henry Green, Darwinism, intelligent design, naturalism, science

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195320374
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320374.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ronald L. Numbers, author
University of Wisconsin