By Andrew Dickson White
First released in 1896, this two-volume heritage of the clash among theology and technology fast turned a landmark textual content. It was once commonly regarded, besides John William Draper's heritage of the clash among faith and technology, as a defining examine of the connection among faith and technology. A unique educator, student and author, Andrew Dickson White was once the 1st president of Cornell collage. White held the view that faith was once traditionally against growth within the box of technology. He argued that any interference at the a part of faith in technological know-how had continuously proved disastrous, while medical research, regardless of how possible destructive to faith, had continually ended in the top stable. A background of the struggle of technological know-how with Theology in Christendom is the end result of thirty years of White's examine, booklet and lectures at the topic. quantity discusses drugs, madness, mythology, political economic climate and comparative philology.
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Hearing of Father Ivan's miracles, he summoned him to his presence and solemnly commanded him to abstain from all the things which had given rise to his reported miracles, and with this injunction dismissed him. " When the present writer asked the person giving this account if he directly knew these facts, he replied that he was, of course, not present when the miracle was wrought, but that he had the facts immediately from persons who knew all the parties concerned and were cognizant directly of the circumstances of the case.
These letters were written by Xavier and his companions from the East Indies and Japan, and cover the years from 1549 to 1564. Though these refer frequently to Xavier, there is no mention of a miracle wrought by him in any of them written during his lifetime. 12 FROM MIRACLES TO MEDICINE. tellectual atmosphere of any land and time, and how independent it is of fact. For, shortly after Xavier's heroic and beautiful death in 1552, stories of miracles wrought by him began to appear. At first they were few and feeble ; and two years later Melchior Nunez, Provincial of the Jesuits in the Portuguese dominions, with all the means at his command, and a correspondence extending throughout Eastern Asia, had been able to hear of but three.
Aging to the evolution of medical science. Very important among these was the Agnus Dei, or piece of wax from the Paschal candles, stamped with the figure of a lamb and consecrated by the Pope. In 1471 Pope Paul II expatiated to the Church on the efficacy of this fetich in preserving men from fire, shipwreck, tempest, lightning, and hail, as well as in assisting women in childbirth ; and he reserved to himself and his successors the manufacture of it. Even as late as 1517 Pope Leo X issued, for a consideration, tickets bearing a cross and the following inscription: " This cross measured forty times makes the height of Christ in his humanity.