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History, History of Science

Davis, Edward B.

Mechanicsburg | United States
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Edward B. (“Ted”) Davis is Distinguished Professor of the History of Science at Messiah University and Fellow of the International Society for Science & Religion.

With Michael Hunter, Davis edited The Works of Robert Boyle, 14 vols. (Pickering & Chatto, 1999-2000), and Boyle’s treatise on God and the mechanical philosophy, A Free Enquiry into the Vulgarly Received Notion of Nature (Cambridge University Press, 1996).

His edition of The Antievolution Pamphlets of Harry Rimmer (Garland Publishing, 1995) is being reissued by Routledge with new introductory material in 2020.

He has also published dozens of articles and essays about religion and science in the Scientific Revolution and modern America, including a study of modern Jonah stories featured on two BBC radio programs.

An edition of a rare series of pamphlets on “Science and Religion” from the 1920s will be published by Johns Hopkins University Press, and he is also writing a book about Christianity and early modern science.