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Given the current vitriolic exchanges in the press, one would assume that “men of science” and “men of faith” have been implacable enemies since the construction of the first lectern and the first pulpit. But, oddly enough, this has not always been the case. In fact, glancing across the centuries of Western civilization, science and religion have, more often than not, mutually accommodated one another. Men of science and men of faith not only shared one another’s beliefs, but often were one and the same person. However, swords have been drawn at certain times and the line drawn between religion and science. It is interesting to note that similar social, intellectual, and religious conditions were present most times when the conflict came to a head.
These lectures seek not to take sides in the debates, but to examine the history and the nature of the debates themselves within the context of the prevailing social, intellectual and religious climates.
The lectures are richly illustrated with images, and course material includes detailed printed lecture notes and an extensively illustrated syllabus.