Unlikely Allies

Monotheism and the Rise of Science

By Mark Worthing

Unlikely Allies

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  • ISBN: 9781725252455
  • Pages: 72
  • Publication Date: 10/15/2019
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Unlikely Allies

Monotheism and the Rise of Science

By Mark Worthing

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  • ISBN: 9781725252455
  • Pages: 72
  • Publication Date: 10/15/2019
  • Retail Price: $10.00
Web Price: $8.00
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In Unlikely Allies: Monotheism and the Rise of Science, Mark Worthing investigates the claims of religious traditions that they played a unique role in the rise of the natural sciences. The author argues that monotheism in general, more than any particular manifestation of it, was significant in the development of modern science. Certain key features of monotheism provided fertile conditions for the rise of the natural sciences and Christianity, while not solely responsible for producing these conditions, played a significant role. Given these historical links, the view that religion—especially monotheistic religion—is the natural enemy of science must be rejected. Contrary to popular perception, the natural sciences and belief in one God have been unlikely allies for over two millennia.

Endorsements & Reviews-

Unlikely Allies is an excellent contribution to the science–religion conversation, and should be read by believers and doubters alike. The book is remarkable for its clarity and even-handedness. The myth of a structural conflict between science and religion is exposed with evidence and cheerfulness. On the other hand, parochial Christian overconfidence in these matters is also challenged. I learnt a lot. - John Dickson, Author and historian, Distinguished Fellow in Public Christianity, Ridley College, Melbourne

This fascinating historical survey challenges various religious and non-religious claims about the roots of science. It makes a nuanced case that monotheism, including Trinitarian thinking, was a significant element in the philosophical and cultural crucible that resulted in science as we know it today. - Chris Mulherin, Executive Director, ISCAST–Christians in Science and Technology

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Mark Worthing

Bio(s)-

Mark Worthing is pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, North Adelaide, Australia. He holds doctorates in the history and philosophy of science from the University of Regensburg and in ecumenical theology from the University of Munich. He is the author of God, Creation and Contemporary Physics (Fortress Press, 1996), Graeme Clark: The Man Who Invented the Bionic Ear (Allen and Unwin, 2015); Martin Luther: A Wild Boar in the Lord’s Vineyard (Morning Star, 2017) and co-author of God and Science in Classroom and Pulpit (Morning Star, 2018). Mark is a fellow of ISCAST and a founding member of the International Society for Science and Religion (ISSR).

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