The History of Science and Religion in the Western Tradition: An Encyclopedia, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The History of Science and Religion in the Western Tradition

An Encyclopedia, 1st Edition

Edited by Gary B. Ferngren, Edward J. Larson


608 pages

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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


"The volume is… comprehensive in its treatment of the subject of science and religion, and will be of service to undergraduates as well as research scholars." -- American Reference Books Annual

"A good place to start for those wishing to get nuanced historical backgrounds to a debate that is not likely to be resolved in the near future." -- Journal of the History of Biology

"Valuable to theologians, scientists, and philosophers." -- Choice

"Has no peer. Recommended for all academic and public libraries and for collections on theology and on the history of science." -- Library Journal

About the Editors

Gary B. Ferngren is Professor of History at Oregon State University, where he has taught since 1970. He holds a Ph.D. (1973) from the University of British Columbia and has written extensively on the social history of ancient medicine, the history of medical ethics, and the historical relationship of religion and medicine.

Edward J. Larson is Richard B. Russell Professor of History and Law at the University of Georgia, Athens.

Darrel W. Amundsen is Professor of Classics at Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General