• Slaying the Dragons

    Slaying the Dragons
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    Price: $16.95

    ISBN: 9780745955834

    Edition: April 12, 2013

    Pages: 256

    Publication date: April 12, 2013

    Format: Paperback

    Imprint: Lion Books

    Category: Apologetics and Evangelism

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    Slaying the Dragons

    Destroying Myths in the History of Science and Faith

    Few issues engender so much heat between Christians as the relationship between science and faith—but are science and faith mutually exclusive?

    By examining popular misunderstandings surrounding key events in the history of science-faith relations, Allan Chapman, lecturer at the University of Oxford, England, exposes the facts that have been forgotten and supplanted by modern propaganda.

    Lively and often surprising, it covers major episodes such as Galileo's trial, the Wilberforce-Huxley debate, and the Scopes trial of 1925, but also looks further back through the medieval period to the Classical age, revealing how these events have acquired mythical and misleading status.

    Written for anyone looking for a deeper understanding of science-faith relations, Slaying the Dragons is an important book that strips away layers of misunderstanding and misinterpretation, helping us to appreciate that science and faith are not the common enemies we are led to believe.

    Author:
    Allan Chapman teaches history of science at the University of Oxford. He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and author of eight books, including Slaying the Dragons and Gods in the Sky. He has appeared in history of science documentaries on BBC2, Channels 4 and 5, and National Geographic, as well as appearing on BBC TV's Sky at Night program.