Thursday, April 24, 2008

A Doctor on Site

A brief note to say that I have finally received confirmation that my PhD thesis has passed. This means that some time in the summer I can take a trip up to Cambridge with my wife, listen to a spot of Latin and call myself Dr Hannam. It is a big relief to have finally got there after four and a half years.

My thesis is called Teaching Natural Philosophy and Mathematics At Oxford and Cambridge 1500 - 1570. It is basically the story of how scholastic natural philosophy, with the advances made in science during the Middle Ages, was replaced by humanism. That meant ditching medieval progress for a return to the pure Aristotle of ancient Greece. If anyone is interested or just want to see what a PhD thesis looks like, it is on-line in its entirely here.

I have no news on finding a publisher for my book God’s Philosophers, but hopefully the PhD will be a help in that direction too. However, I’ve contributed an introduction to the volume debunking the Christ Myth being edited by J. P. Holding of Tektonics ministries. The book is intended to bring together all the material arguing against the absurd conspiracy theory that Jesus never existed. It should be out mid-summer.

Click here to read the first chapter of God's Philosophers: How the Medieval World Laid the Foundations of Modern Science absolutely free.


Bjørn Are said...

Congratulations, James!

If your book doesn't make it at "secular" publishers, have you considered Ignatius Press or IVP?

Layman said...

Congratulations, James!

TJW said...

Congratulations James.

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Rabbi said...

Congratulations Dr.Jimmy.

By the way, have you heard anything yet about a book (soon to be published, if it has not already) by Numbers and Lindberg.
"Galileo Goes to Jail and other myths..."

I am looking forward to getting hold of it when it's available.

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Andrew Criddle said...

Congratulations James