Science and Religion
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- Professor Rob Iliffe, Newton, Science and Religion Rob Iliffe discusses Newton's own standpoint in the debate, his personal theology, and how his scientific discoveries were viewed in the eighteenth century.
- Professor Rob Iliffe, The Historian's Perspective How seventeenth and eighteenth century 'scientists' were fundamentally religious.
- Professor Rob Iliffe, The Conflict Thesis How the idea that science and religion were at loggerheads is largely a nineteenth century invention.
- Professor Rob Iliffe, Two Traditions within Christianity The tension between Augustinian and Thomist thinking, or faith and scripture in tension with man's rational faculties.
- Professor Rob Iliffe, Aristotle The re-discovery of Aristotelian learning through the Islamic tradition of translation and commentary.
- Professor Rob Iliffe, Aristotle and Christianity How the pagan thought of Aristotle was assimilated by christianity.
- Professor Rob Iliffe, Aristotle's Authority Undermined How observation of the heavens, and the discovery of comets and supernovae compromised the aristotelian cosmological model.
- Professor Rob Iliffe, The Church Responds to Copernicus How Galileo and others adopted the idea of mosaic accommodation to explain the geocentric passages in scripture.
- Professor Rob Iliffe, What Galileo did next How Galileo reacted to the Church's rejection of heliocentrism, and the story of his two trials.
- Professor Rob Iliffe, The Aftermath of Galileo's Trial How Galileo's imprisonment sent shockwaves through the European scientific community.
- Professor Rob Iliffe, Descartes and the Mechanists How Cartesian ideas cast the world as a machine, suggesting that there was no need for God.
- Professor Rob Iliffe, The Rise of Natural Theology How religious activity galvanised scientific activity.
- Professor Rob Iliffe, What is Natural Theology? How natural philosophers read the existence of God into the nature of the world, its order and beauty.
- Professor Rob Iliffe, Natural Theology and the Anglican Church How faith was valued above reason, while championing those 'scientists' they saw as good anglicans.
- Professor Rob Iliffe, Biblical Authority Challenged How new observations of nature lead to the Bible being seen primarily as a moral text.
- Professor Rob Iliffe, Three Challenging Texts The story of three texts which complicated the christian view of the natural world.
- Professor Rob Iliffe, In Defence of the Status Quo The reaction against the texts criticising natural theology.
- William Paley, Natural Theology, pp. 9-13