Edward B. Davis

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Professor of the History of Science

Messiah College

Grantham, PA 17027

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e-mail: tdavis@messiah.edu

As Director of the Central Pennsylvania Forum for Religion and Science, I plan a wide variety of public events. Please check the Forum webpage for more information--and bookmark it for future reference.

To listen to an interview about my work in the history of science & religion, go here.



  • B.S. (Physics), Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA), June 1975
  • M.A. (History and Philosophy of Science), Indiana University (Bloomington, IN), October 1981
  • Ph.D (History and Philosophy of Science), Indiana University (Bloomington, IN), August 1984. Dissertation title: "Creation, Contingency, and Early Modern Science: The Impact of Voluntaristic Theology on 17thCentury Natural Philosophy". Major professor: the late Richard S. Westfall.


  • Professor of the History of Science, Messiah College, 1996-present; Distinguished Professor chair, 2002-present
  • Associate Professor of Science and History, Messiah College, 1990-1996
  • Assistant Professor of Science and History, Messiah College, 1985-1990
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Departments of History and Philosophy, Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN), 1984-85


  • Christianity and science since 1600
  • The "Scientific Revolution," especially Robert Boyle (1627-1691)
  • Early history of antievolutionism, especially Harry Rimmer (1890-1952)
  • Protestant modernist efforts to control the image of science in America
  • The physical sciences since Copernicus


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