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Theology and the Scientific Imagination

Amos Funkenstein


This book is a pioneering work of intellectual history that transformed our understanding of the relationship between Christian theology and the development of science. The author explores the metaphysical foundations of modern science and shows how, by the 1600s, theological and scientific thinking had become almost one. Major figures like Descartes, Leibniz, Newton, and others developed an unprecedented secular theology whose debt to medieval and scholastic thought shaped the trajectory of the scientific revolution. The book ends with the author's influential analysis of the seventeenth cent ... More

Keywords: Christian theology, modern science, scientific thinking, theology, scientific revolution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780691181356
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691181356.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amos Funkenstein, author