Project ID551
DescriptionThe Bible and the Rise of Modern Science – there was a crucial shift in the worldview of northern Europe, partly brought about by the work of 16th century humanists. They brought a study of 1st century classical texts to the translation of the Bible into European languages. They promoted a shift in authority in matters of religion. The invention of printing spread these ideas and sparked the Protestant Reformation. This, in turn, facilitated a shift in science from trust in ancient authorities to trust in the experimental method. I particularly looked at the effect on the rise of science in Britain by the translation of the Bible into English.
TypeU3A-led research (not an SLP)
U3ASwindon U3A
Year started2016
Source of referenceTalk given at the U3A Science Seminar, Harper Adams, 2016
OutputNone known