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The Word and the World: Biblical Exegesis and Early Modern Science

The Word and the World: Biblical Exegesis and Early Modern Science (New)

by Forshaw, Peter (ed)

Publisher: Macmillan

Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket

Book ID: 9780230507074, 0230507077

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This book explores the impact of biblical reading practices on scientific thought in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Looking beyond the canonical figures of science and exploring the full European stage, the collection addresses the presuption that natural philosophers forged their new sciences despite rather than because of the pervasive bible-centeredness of early modern thought. The essays engage iwth long-running debates ofer religion and science, and the supposition that scriptural exegesis was a hindrance rather than a catalyst to science.

Table of Contents

The Use of Creatures: Allegory, the Literal Sense and the Contemplative Life -- P.Harrison
Francis Bacon and the Two Books: Interpreting God's Will and Power -- S.Matthews
Making sense of science and the literal: semantics and hermeneutics -- J.D.Fleming
Vitriolic Reactions: Orthodox Response to the Alchemical Exegesis of Genesis -- P.Forshaw
Tycho the Apocalyptic: History, Astrology and the Apocalypse in Early Modern Science -- H.Hakansson
"Whether the stars are innumerable for us?" Astronomy and Biblical Exegesis among the Jesuits in the 16th and 17th centuries -- V.Remmert
Biblical-Textual Criticism and Marin Mersenne's Scientific Practice -- P.Mueller
Giordano Bruno's hermeneutic comments on the Bible in his De monade -- L.Catana
Reading The Book of God as The Book of Nature: The Case of the Louvain Humanist Cornelius Valerius (1512-1578) -- I.A.Kelter
The Fortunes of Babel: Technology, History, and Genesis 11:1-9 -- J.Sawday
Duckweed and the Word of God: Seminal principles and Creation in Thomas Browne -- K.Killeen
Days of the Locust: Natural History, Politics, and the English Bible -- K.Edwards

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