By Andrew Dickson White
First released in 1896, this two-volume background of the clash among theology and technology quick turned a landmark textual content. It used to be greatly regarded, besides John William Draper's heritage of the clash among faith and technological know-how, as a defining examine of the connection among faith and technology. A unusual educator, student and author, Andrew Dickson White was once the 1st president of Cornell college. White held the view that faith was once traditionally against development within the box of technology. He argued that any interference at the a part of faith in technology had regularly proved disastrous, while medical research, regardless of how possible destructive to faith, had consistently ended in the top solid. A background of the conflict of technology with Theology in Christendom is the end result of thirty years of White's examine, booklet and lectures at the topic. quantity discusses medication, madness, mythology, political economic system and comparative philology.
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Ii, pp. 145, 146. For the miracles wrought at the shrine of St. Edmund, see Samsonis Abbatis Opus de Miraculis Sancti ALdmundi^ in the Master of the Rolls' series, passim, but especially chaps, xiv and xix for miracles of healing wrought on those who drank out of the saint's cup. For the mighty works of St. Dunstan, see the Mirac. Sancti Dunstaniy auctore Eadmero and auctore Osberno, in the Master of the Rolls' series. As to Becket, see the Materials for the History of Thomas Becket, in the same series, and especially the lists of miracles—the mere index of them in the first volume requires thirteen octavo pages.
While, undoubtedly, a childlike faith was at the bottom of this belief, there came out of it unquestionably a great development of the mercantile spirit. The commercial value of sundry relics was often very high. In the year 1056 a French ruler pledged securities to the amount of ten thousand solidi for the production of the relics of St. Just and St. Pastor, pending a * For Chaldean, Egyptian, and Persian ideas as to the diabolic origin of disease see authorities already cited, especially Maspero and Sayce.
But twenty-six years later the Life of Xavier published under the sanction of Vitelleschi, giving the story, says that Vellio on opening the safe found that all l6 FROM MIRACLES TO MEDICINE. his money remained as he had left it, and that none at all had disappeared ; in fact, that there had been a miraculous restitution. On his blaming Xavier for not taking the money, Xavier declares to Vellio that not only shall he be apprised of the moment of his death, but that the box shall always be full of money.
A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom by Andrew Dickson White