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The word and the world : biblical exegesis and early modern science

Author: Kevin Killeen; Peter J Forshaw
Publisher: Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the impact of biblical reading practices on scientific thought in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth centuries. It addresses the idea that the natural philosophers of the era forged  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Killeen; Peter J Forshaw
ISBN: 9780230507074 0230507077
OCLC Number: 123114835
Description: xii, 264 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: The word and the world / Peter J. Forshaw and Kevin Killeen --
Reinterpreting nature in early modern Europe: natural philosophy, biblical exegesis and the contemplative life / Peter Harrison --
Making sense of science and the literal: modern semantics and early modern hermeneutics / James Dougal Fleming --
Reading the two books with Francis Bacon: interpreting God's will and power / Steven Matthews --
Textual criticism and early modern natural philosophy: the case of Marin Mersenne (1588-1648) / Paul R. Mueller --
Giordano Bruno's hermeneutics: observations on the Bible in De Monade (1591) / Leo Catana --
Vitriolic reactions: Orthodox responses to the alchemical exegesis of Genesis / Peter J. Forshaw --
Tycho the Prophet: history, astrology and the apocalypse in early modern science / Håkan Håkansson --
'Whether the stars are innumerable for us?': astronomy and biblical exegesis in the Society of Jesus around 1600 / Volker R. Remmert --
Reading the book of God as the book of nature: the case of the Louvain humanist Cornelius Valerius (1512-78) / Irving A. Kelter --
Fortunes of Babel: technology, history, and Genesis 11:1-9 / Jonathan Sawday --
Duckweed and the word of God: seminal principles and creation in Thomas Browne / Kevin Killeen --
Days of the locust: natural history, politics, and the English Bible / Karen L. Edwards.
Responsibility: edited by Kevin Killeen and Peter J. Forshaw.

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