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Christ and Science (12017)

Christ and Science (12017)

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  • Science is very much a late-comer in history. This is so because the three laws of motion, on which even the latest in physics depends, first appeared together in Newton's Principia. Of those three laws, the first, which is about inertial motion, is the most fundamental. Its first appearance in the High Middle Ages led eventually to Copernicus and to Newton. In other words, the question about the late coming of science is about the late coming of the first law of motion. Why is it that although that law appears to be so natural, it came to be formulated in none of the great ancient (and pagan) cultures, but in the medieval Christian West? The question is momentous because exact science assures control over nature and secures for the modern West its global dominance. As shown in this booklet, which summarizes its author's major studies on the subject, the answer to that question lies with a particular facet of belief in Christ as the "only begotten Son of God." There is, indeed, a very deep reason, both scientific and theological, that justifies the tying of Christ and science together.

    By Fr. Stanley L. Jaki

    ISBN 1-892548-C7-0  •  32 pages  •  softcover 

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