Without fear of even rebuttal let alone refutation I say that there is hardly a discipline of the Academy (=tertiary-level institutions) which does not owe a debt of pioneering gratitude to Christianity or a Jesus follower!
Okay calm down and try to refute what’s below.
Since it is still true that the natural sciences are generally seen as the most prestigious academic disciplines within the Academy I’ll provide a thin slice of the history of pioneering scientists of our era who were Christians, for consideration.
Pierre de Fermat (1601-1665) Father of modern number theory
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716) Father of differential calculus
Maria Cunitz (1610-1664), Silesian Protestant astronomer. The Cunitz crater on Venus is named after her
Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) Founder of hydrodynamics/hydrostatics
Robert Boyle (1627-1691) Founder of modern chemistry, Father of gas dynamics
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723) Father of bacteriology/protozoology/microbiology
Isaac Newton (1643-1727) Founder of Newtonian physics/modern astronomy, Father of modern science
Eusebio Kino (1645-1711) Father of modern cattle farming
Herman Boerhaave (1668-1738) Founder of clinical teaching/the modern academic hospital
Joseph Priestley (1733-1804) Father of modern chemistry
Elsewhere, in my audio-book The Church’s Impact on Western Civilization I said: “Despite misconceptions that plague the public in general as well as some in the scientific community, modern science not only had its experimental tap roots in the Judaeo-Christian worldview of a purposive, orderly, created world but virtually all scientists from the Middle Ages to the mid-eighteenth century—many of whom were seminal thinkers—not only were sincere Christians but were often inspired by biblical postulates and premises in their theories that sought to explain and predict natural phenomena.”
For details on the pioneering role of Christians on the various disciplines of the Academy, I am deeply indebted to former cold-case detective, J. Warner Wallace’s very recent book (a veritable gold-mine of information), Person of Interest: Why Jesus Still Matters in a World that Rejects the Bible (2021). No Christian student or lecturer and most definitely NO PASTOR should be without a copy of this invaluable resource.