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The religious foundations of Francis Bacon's thought

Author: Stephen A McKnight
Publisher: Columbia, Mo. : University of Missouri Press, 2006.
Series: Eric Voegelin Institute series in political philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Presents close analysis of eight of Francis Bacon's texts in order to investigate the relation of his religious views to his instauration. Attempts to correct the persistent misconception of Bacon as a secular modern who dismissed religion in order to promote the human advancement of knowledge"--Provided by publisher.
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Named Person: Francis Bacon; Francis Bacon; Francis Bacon; Francis Bacon; Francis Bacon; Francis Bacon
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen A McKnight
ISBN: 0826216099 9780826216090
OCLC Number: 61362669
Description: 193 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Bacon's religion obscured : the problem of reading in the "future indicative" --
The new Atlantis --
The great instauration --
The new organon --
Themes and images in Bacon's early writings --
Conclusion: four key Baconian themes : instauration, providence, apocalypse, and vocation.
Series Title: Eric Voegelin Institute series in political philosophy.
Responsibility: Stephen A. McKnight.
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Investigates the relation of Francis Bacon's religious views to his "instauration," or program for reforming and advancing learning in order to bring "relief to man's estate." McKnight provides close  Read more...

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