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The aim of this quantity is to supply a finished survey of the ancient dating of theWestern spiritual traditions to technological know-how from the time of the Greeks of the 5th century earlier than Christ to thelate 20th century. The editors’ choice to restrict the volume’s assurance to the West displays either ourown specialist backgrounds and our trust that, underlying the range of the different streams that havefed Western civilization, there exists a uncomplicated substratum, shaped by way of the West’s twin background of the classicalworld of Greece and Rome and the monotheistic traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The morethan 100 articles that we have got commissioned show that, inside that background, technology andreligion have loved a assorted and multifaceted organization. From the start, the editors meant toproduce a quantity that might supply a handy precis of contemporary old scholarship. In assigning thearticles, we now have been lucky in enlisting the cooperation of some of the top students within the field.Our members were drawn from numerous backgrounds. No unmarried aspect of view—in appreciate toeither faith or historic interpretation—can be stated to monopolize those pages. whereas a lot of ourcontributors percentage the view of the editors that the ancient courting of technological know-how and faith has been acomplex one—sometimes harmonious, occasionally conflictive, usually only coexisting—others maintain a lessbenign view of Western religions as they've got interacted with technology. additionally, readers will locate someoverlap within the matters taken care of. instead of try vigorously to prevent duplication, now we have commissionedseveral essays that care for diversified features of an identical topic. Our wish all through has been that eacharticle should still supply a complete therapy of its topic.
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Would the historical figure, if by some magic given the chance to read the historian’s reconstruction, say that, indeed, it explained what he thought and his reasons for doing so? To be valid, any broader historical generalization had to be based on specific, non-Whiggish studies that accurately represented past thought. This radically different methodology yielded a very different overall conclusion about the historical relationship of science and religion. If “conflict” expressed the gist of an earlier view, “complexity” embodied that of the new.
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