Christianity as a Basis
for Modern Science
The confrontation of Graeco-Roman culture with biblical religion engendered, after centuries of tension, a new science.  This science preserved the indispensable parts of the ancient heritage (mathematics, logic, methods of observation and experimentation), but it was directed by different social and methodological conceptions, largely stemming from a biblical worldview.  Metaphorically speaking, whereas the bodily ingredients of science may have been Greek, its vitamins and hormones were biblical.  Hooykas, Religion and the Rise of Modern Science, 162