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Jonathan Edwards' Philosophy of Nature : the Re-Enchantment of the World in the Age of Scientific Reasoning.

Author: Avihu Zakai
Publisher: London : Continuum International Pub. Group, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jonathan Edwards's Philosophy of Nature: The Re-Enchantment of the World in the Age of Scientific Reasoning analyses the works of Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) on natural philosophy in a series of contexts within which they may best be explored and understood. Its aim is to place Edwards's writings on natural philosophy in the broad historical, theological and scientific context of a wide variety of religious  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Named Person: Jonathan Edwards; Jonathan Edwards
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Avihu Zakai
ISBN: 9780567070951 0567070956
OCLC Number: 638860013
Description: 1 online resource (342 pages)
Contents: Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter I: Philosophia ancilla theologiae: The Theological Origins of Jonathan Edwards's Philosophy of Nature; Chapter II: The Rise of Modern Science and the Decline of Theology as the "Queen of Sciences" in the Early Modern Era; Chapter III: "All Coherence Gone"Donne and the "New Philosophy"; Chapter IV: "God of Abraham" and "Not of Philosophers": Pascal against the Philosophers' Disenchantment of the World; Chapter V: Religion and the Newtonian Universe; Chapter VI: Jonathan Edwards and the "Age of Enlightenment." Chapter VII: Jonathan Edwards's Philosophy of Nature: The Re-enchantment of the World in the Age of Scientific ReasoningBibliography; Index.

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Jonathan Edwards's Philosophy of Nature: The Re-Enchantment of the World in the Age of Scientific Reasoning analyses the works of Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) on natural philosophy in a series of contexts within which they may best be explored and understood. Its aim is to place Edwards's writings on natural philosophy in the broad historical, theological and scientific context of a wide variety of religious responses to the rise of modern science in the early modern period John Donne's reaction to the new astronomical philosophy of Copernicus, Kepler and Galileo, as well as to Francis Bacon's.

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