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Edward Davis


Edward Davis, Ph.D.
B.S. Physics (Drexel University); M.A. and Ph.D. History & Philosophy of Science (Indiana University)

Prof Edward B. (“Ted”) Davis is Distinguished Professor of the History of Science at Messiah College, Affiliate Fellow in the Department of the History of Science at University of Oklahoma, 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 a separate edition of Robert Boyle’s great treatise on God and nature, A Free Enquiry into the Vulgarly Received Notion of Nature (Cambridge University Press, 1996). In 2020, Routledge will reissue his edition of The Antievolution Pamphlets of Harry Rimmer (Garland Publishing, 1995). Author of dozens of articles and essays about religion and science in the Scientific Revolution and modern America, his study of modern Jonah stories was featured on two BBC radio programs. A recently completed book about the religious activities and beliefs of prominent American scientists from the period between the two world wars is under review at an academic press. He is currently writing a book about Christianity and early modern science aimed at a general audience, while serving as an advisor to forthcoming exhibits on science and religion at the National Museum of American History (Smithsonian) and the Museum of the Bible.

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