Geology and Religion: A History of Harmony and Hostility

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Martina Kölbl-Ebert
Geological Society of London, 2009 - Science - 357 pages
The book discusses this long-standing relationship from a historical point of view, which in the past has been sometimes indifferent, sometimes fruitful and sometimes full of conflict. The relationship continues well into the present. While Christian fundamentalists attack evolution and related palaeontological findings as well as the geological evidence of the age of the Earth, mainstream theologians strive for a fruitful dialogue between science and religion. Much of what is written and discussed today can only be understood, when the historical perspective is added. This book considers the following topics: the development of geology from mythological approaches towards the European Enlightenment, Biblical or Geological Flood and the age of the Earth, geology within 'religious' organizations, biographical case studies of geological clerics and religious geologists, religion and evolution, historical aspects of creationism and its motives.
 

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excellent book if you are looking for an unbiased view on geology and religion. Many great historical insights.

Contents

a historical perspective on current problems
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BARBARO P Explanations of the Earths features and origin in preMeiji Japan
37
UDÍAS A Earthquakes as Gods punishment in 17th and 18thcentury Spain
67
geological worldviews and religious
95
Lord Bute and James Parkinson searching for a Theory
111
TAQUET P Cuviers attitude toward creation and the biblical Flood
127
Chinese glaciology during the Mao Tsetung
148
Some nineteenth and twentiethcentury Australian geological clerics
171
ViOHL G K Franz X Mayr the spiritual father of the JuraMuseum
211
Hermann
217
the scientific career of an English Darwinian
245
Franz Unger and Sebastian Brunner on evolution and the visualization of Earth
259
History of creationism
277
faith and geology at
301
its membership and motivations
317
B An Anglican priests perspective on the doctrine of creation in the church today
339

MAYER W Geological observations by the Reverend Charles P N Wilton 17951859 in
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