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Theology and science in the thought of Francis Bacon

Author: Steven Matthews
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., ©2008.
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Although many books have been published on Francis Bacon there is still no scholarly consensus on his religious beliefs and how they may have affected his work. This monograph contributes possible answers to the questions of what Bacon believed and how it may have affected the development of his program for scientific reform, the 'Great Instauration'. The work also offers a new approach to the question of the  Read more...
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Matthews, Steven, 1969-
Theology and science in the thought of Francis Bacon.
Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., c2008
(DLC) 2007032297
Named Person: Francis Bacon; Francis Bacon
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Matthews
ISBN: 9780754693673 0754693678
OCLC Number: 560632810
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 150 p.)
Contents: Breaking with a Puritan past --
A mother's concern --
Turmoil and diversity in the English Reformation --
The influences and the options available in English --
Reformation theology --
Intellectual trends : patristics and hebrew --
Millennialism and the belief in a providential age --
Bacon's break with the godly --
Bacon's turn toward the ancient faith --
The formative years --
Bacon and Andrewes --
The Meditationes sacrae and Bacon's turn away from calvinism --
Bacon's confession of faith --
In the beginning : the creation of nature and the nature of the fall the instauration as an event in sacred history --
The ages of the world and the chain of causes --
Creation as a pattern for human learning --
Humanity in the garden --
Knowledge and the fall --
Knowledge as a support for the faith --
Human effort as the key to recovery --
On the way of salvation : Bacon's twofold via salutis --
Bbacon and original sin --
Patterns in divine action and prophecies of instauration --
The instauration in the history of providence --
Bacon's providential age --
The conditions for instauration --
In the autumn of the world : features of the age of instauration --
Irenaeus and Francis Bacon on the golden age --
Inaugurated eschatology in Bacon's instauration --
Laborers in the fields of instauration : orders and offices --
Rebuilding the temple of nature --
Human agency and the instauration --
The problem of confusing the two books --
The possibility of immortality --
Bacon's circle and his legacy --
Bacon's literary circle --
Tobie Matthew (1577-1655) --
William Rawley (1588-1667) --
Henry Wotton (15681639) --
Thomas Bushell (1594-1674) --
John Selden (1584-1654) --
George Herbert (1593-1633) --
Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) --
Thomas Bodley (1545-1613) --
Conclusions regarding Bacon's literary circle --
The reform of learning in the Civil War and the commonwealth the restoration and the Royal Society --
The Enlightenment transformation of Bacon's memory.
Responsibility: Steven Matthews.
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