Monday, August 13, 2007

God's Philosophers: How the Medieval World Laid the Foundations of Modern Science

I had a letter from Mr. James Hannam, and I'm passing along his request. Here is his note:
"My continuing efforts to find a publisher for God's Philosophers have taken a new turn. While many publishers think it's a good book, they are not convinced there is a market for a work, however assessible, on medieval science.

So, I want to prove them wrong. I've set up a new web site where you can download chapter one of God's Philosophers. If you like what you read, then please also use the new site to register your interest in purchasing a copy when it comes out. This doesn't commit you to anything, it just allows me to show that a market exists. The resulting database will only be used to send a single email when the book comes out. It won't be used for any other purpose although it's just posssible that publishers will want to send of a few emails to verify the list is bona fide.

Also, it would be fantastic if you could point any like-minded friends towards Nothing succeeds like word of mouth recommendations. So if you want to see the historic myth that Christianity blocked the progress of science debunked, we need to get this book out and read.

Thank you all of you who register!


  1. Interesting subject. I honestly believe that the modern world is completely ignorant of its debt to medieval philosophers. Good show, and best of luck!

  2. Mr. Hannam's work, both at his own blog and at his website/collection of essays, has been both delightful and invaluable. I'll certainly be supporting this venture.

  3. The modern world is indeed ignorant of its debt to medieval philosophers, and it has a tendency to stay that way since merely to tag something as medieval causes it to be automatically dismissed as ignorant and obscurantist. I mean those people didn't know how to use ATM machines or cell phones---what could they possibly have had to say to us?


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