A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom by Andrew Dickson White

Andrew Dickson White was a co-founder of Cornell University as well as a U.S. diplomat, author, and educator. Arthur Garfield Hays was greatly influenced by White's two volume work and quoted from it during the Scopes trial. In "Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion" Edward J. Larson points out that Andrew Dickson White and John William Draper wrote enormously popular but highly biased histories of the relationship between science and religion. Neither author reported that there was a growing harmony between theologians and evolutionists. They also neglected to mention that most prominent physical scientists during this time period were devout Christians. By 1925, the ?warfare model of science and religion? was accepted by many secular Americans. Darrow quoted Draper and White in his public addresses when he denounced Christianity. Full-text of both volumes of White's work is available above.