4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 10 January 1999
Review by Michael Fuller in Church Times, 1 January 1999: "Various things can prompt people to cheer out loud: the scoring of a goal, a fine soprano aria. If, like me, you can be moved to such a response by a good book, then have planty of throat medication to hand for this one. You'll need it.
The authors ... present a series of essays (originally Gifford lectures) illustrating a wide range of approaches to the historical study of the interactions of science and religion....
The copious references make this book an excellent resource as well as a good read.
Brooke and Cantor's approach allows them to suggest ways in which science and religion might continue to shape each other in the future, as they have clearly done in the past; and it offers many insights into a variety of topics. In all this praise, it would be unworthy of me to single out for comment the delicious demolition of Peter Atkins on p.234 -- but there, it just slipped out."