Religion and the Rise of Science

Speaker(s): Peter Harrison
Date: Spring 2019
Length: 10:15:09
Product ID: RGDL4910S

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People often assume that science and religion have always been opposed. In reality, religious belief was essential in the emergence of modern science and the establishment of a prominent place for scientific activity in Western culture. Consider the Galileo affair, the publication of Darwin's Origin of Species, and other key episodes. Employ historical insight to clarify your view of the present relationship between science and religion.

Due to a scheduling change we were unable to record the first lecture of this course. Dr. Peter Harrison has a given a brief summary of the first lecture at the start of the second lecture. Price has been adjusted accordingly. We apologize for the inconvenience this might cause.

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Peter Harrisonis an Australian Laureate Fellow and Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Queensland. Former Professor of Science and Religion at the University of Oxford, he is author of numerous publications including, most recently, The Territories of Science and Religion (Chicago, 2015), based on his 2011 Gifford Lectures.

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