The Protestant Reformation was the 16th-century religious, political, intellectual and cultural upheaval that splintered Catholic Europe, setting in place the structures and beliefs that would define the continent in the modern era.
In northern and central Europe, reformers like Martin Luther, John Calvin and Henry VIII challenged papal authority and questioned the Catholic Church’s ability to define Christian practice.
introduces one hundred of these giants and examines their achievements: the men and women who, often in the face of extreme scepticism or worse, have striven and succeeded in pushing back the boundaries of human knowledge.
Ranging across the spectrum of scientific endeavour, from the cosmology of Copernicus and Galileo, through the medical revolutions of Hippocrates and Galen, it includes the fields of physics, biology, chemistry and genetics. I have deliberately chosen to respect all Christians who have honored the living God with their lives and work, regardless of their theological differences.
This is the story of the ideas that have shaped the world today, and the ideas that will shape the future. The book lists members scientists without regard to which particular denomination they belonged to, whether Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist, Quaker, Latter-day Saint, Lutheran, Eastern Orthodox, or otherwise. They began their search for truth with the assumption that God exists, that His Word is true, and that He has created an orderly universe that reveals Himself." [NOTE: This list has nothing to do with the Church of Christ, Scientist, whose members are known as Christian Scientists (note the capitalized "S" in "Scientists." Christian Science is just one denomination within Christianity, and most members of the denomination are not scientists.
The back cover notes some of the reasons the author wrote the book: Secular thought often portrays religion as the enemy of science, but the truth is that many of the world's greatest scientific discoveries were made by persons of faith, seeking to honor God and His creation.
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The key ideas of the Reformation—a call to purify the church and a belief that the Bible, not tradition, should be the sole source of spiritual authority—were not themselves novel.In their eyes, they are the Way, the Truth and the Life and that's why they are not a denomination (part of the church) because they ARE the church. They are tired of a religion, and want a true, deep, sincere relationship with God.So if you have been wondering, “Is this all there is? Jesus has a lot more for you than just a "religion." He wants to have a real, vital, genuine My name is Brian Cooper.What do the Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, Catholics, and the Church of Christ denomination all have in common?They each claim to have THE Way; THE Truth; and THE Life, and that no one gets to heaven without being a part of their organization!