Publication date: 4-12-2013
Imprint: Lion Books
Destroying Myths in the History of Science and Faith
Few issues engender so much heat between Christians as the relationship between science and faithbut 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.