Monday, 9 January 2012

The literal interpretation of the Bible is and has been essential for proper scientific study :

Peter Harrison
Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at the University of Oxford,
Fellow of Harris Manchester College
It is commonly supposed that when in the early modern period individuals began to look at the world in a different way, they could no longer believe what they read in the Bible. In this book I shall suggest that the reverse is the case: that when in the sixteenth century people began to read the Bible in a different way, they found themselves forced to jettison traditional conceptions of the world.1

Had it not been for the rise of the literal interpretation of the Bible and the subsequent appropriation of biblical narratives by early modern scientists, modern science may not have arisen at all. In sum, the Bible and its literal interpretation have played a vital role in the development of Western science.2
1# Harrison, P., The Bible, Protestantism and the rise of natural science, Cambridge University Press, 1998.
2# Harrison, P., The Bible and the rise of science, Australasian Science 23(3):14–15, 2002.
One of the many ways that God ( The Supernatural Creator of The Universe ) has revealed Himself is through His Word . These 66 books that make up what we call The Bible , have been the inspiration and guidance into Scientific study for centuries . True Science , that which is testable , observable and repeatable ( the empirical method ) was and always will be understood fully by a literal interpretation of His Word ..... 

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