By Stephen C. Y. Liu
In western civilization, Christianity and technological know-how are traditionally Rocks. Christianity was once borne while Jesus started out his ministry one of the Jewish humans. In a brief time period, Christianity was once popularized through his disciples; and prolonged to the opposite elements of the area. So, we now have Christianity and her ecclesiastic doctrines; and his fans as Christians and Christian Church.
In 16-17th centuries, glossy experimental sciences have been borne. 3 Christian students, i. e. Nicholas Copernicus, Johannes Kepler and Galileo Galilea first formulated the helio-centered universe. Thereby, Christianity used to be the mummy of experimental sciences. furthermore, Galileo even advised a metaphor of 2 Books, explaining the together explainable relationships among technology and religion. regrettably, the Roman Catholic Church made a mistake via condemning Galileo as heretic, then to accommodate arrest and accordingly died of outdated age. This left a foul style within the mouth of scientists. With this, a schism among Christian religion and technological know-how was once created.
In 1858, Charles Darwin released his “Origin of Species” with an “evolution theory”. The “War speculation” among those scholarly disciplines used to be proposed via American students. numerous American atheists contributed their efforts to make the clash being even irritate. most of these were prolonged to the twenty first century.
Beginning in early years of twentieth century, eminent students reminiscent of Albert Einstein, John Polkinghorne, Bernard Ramm etc endeavored d to construct bridge of mutual knowing and reconciliation among the 2 camps. Einstein stated that “All religions, arts and sciences are branches of an identical tree. these types of aspirations are directed towards ennobling man’s existence from the field of mere actual life, and best the members in the direction of freedom.” the united states nationwide Academy of Sciences recommended Einstein’s conviction.
In contemporary years, British and American students and theologians, following either Galileo’s metaphor of 2 books and Einstein’s conviction (as given above) have persevered to construct bridges of mutual realizing and conciliation among technology and Christian religion. My ebook on “Science and Christian religion” is written as wee contribution to this noble undertaking.
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