Matter And Spirit In The Universe: Scientific And Religious Preludes To Modern Cosmology (History Of Modern Physical Sciences 3)

Matter And Spirit In The Universe: Scientific And Religious Preludes To Modern Cosmology (History Of Modern Physical Sciences 3)

By: Helge Kragh (author)Hardback

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Cosmology is an unusual science with an unusual history. This book examines the formative years of modern cosmology from the perspective of its interaction with religious thought. As the first study of its kind, it reveals how closely associated the development of cosmology has been with considerations of a philosophical and religious nature. From nineteenth-century thermodynamics to the pioneering cosmological works of Georges Lemaitre and Arthur E Milne, religion has shaped parts of modern cosmological theory. By taking the religious component seriously, a new and richer history of cosmology emerges.

Contents

Introduction: Cosmo-Theology Before Einstein; A Thermodynamic Universe; Expanding Horizons; The Primeval-Atom Universe; Cosmo-Physics; Cosmology Between Theism and Atheism; Epilogue: From Standard Model to Quantum Cosmology.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781860944697
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 312
  • ID: 9781860944697
  • ISBN10: 1860944698

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