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The Galileo Connection (edition 1986)

by Charles E. Hummel

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Title:The Galileo Connection
Authors:Charles E. Hummel
Info:IVP Books (1986), Paperback, 293 pages
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Tags:trial, 1633, biography, Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, Newton, Darwin, Asa Gray, Maxwell, Pascal, ontology, creation, evolution, miracles, science, apologetics, Christian, history, European history

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The Galileo Connection: Resolving Conflicts Between Science and the Bible by Charles E. Hummel

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Provides brief and very incomplete selective biographies of Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, Newton, and Pascal by way of showing how science and theology can be "related" as two perspectives on the natural world. [252] With scholarly Notes and two Indexes.

The author, Charles E. Hummel, holds advanced degrees in chemical engineering (Yale) and biblical literature (Wheaton). Another one of his books, "Fire in the Fireplace" is a tract for charismatic Christian renewal.
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The Bible tells us how to go to Heaven, not how the heavens go. -- Galileo Galilei
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Since the time of Galileo, science has replaced theology on the throne of Western thought.
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The biblical and scientific perspectives on nature can mutually benefit from interacting with teach other as allies with complementary approaches.
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The church disagreed with Galileo. That set off a controversy that rages on today. The passion remains but the issues have changed and the arguments have become more complex. Do miracles conflict with scientific laws? How did the universe begin? Does the creation story in Genesis conflict with evolution? Hummel sets these controversies in historical perspective by telling the fascinating stories of Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo and Newton. Through their eyes we see how science flourished and floundered under the influence fo the church, setting the scene for modern conflicts. Then Hummel turns to the Bible, discussing its relationship to science, the place of miracles and the biblical account of the origin of the universe. His treatment of modern controversies is respected and fair-minded. Yet he does not hesitate to criticize the views of others and argue for his own.

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Discusses controversies between science and Christianity in their historical contexts.

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