Fields Book 
Store - Soulful and scholarly books from the world's spiritual traditions

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

$84.95

Please inquire for availability

Description

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

Deconstructing Gurdjieff: Biography of a Spiritual Magician Deconstructing Gurdjieff: Biography of a Spiritual Magician
Churton, Tobias
Inner Traditions / Bear & Company

In November 1949, architect Frank Lloyd Wright announced the death of "the greatest man in the world," yet few knew who he was talking about. Enigmatic, misunderstood, declared a charlatan, and recently dubbed "the Rasputin who inspired Mary Poppins," Gurdjieff's life has become a legend. But who really was George Ivanovich Gurdjieff?

Employing the latest research and discoveries, including previously unpublished reminiscences of the real man, Tobias Churton investigates the truth beneath th...
More

Price: $29.95

The Complete Mystical Records of Dr. John Dee: Transcribed from the 16th-Century Manuscripts Documen The Complete Mystical Records of Dr. John Dee: Transcribed from the 16th-Century Manuscripts Documen
Klein, Kevin
Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.

A lavishly packaged, two-volume box set containing the most faithful and accurate versions of John Dee's journals ever published. This is a must-have treasure for Dee aficionados and esoteric scholars who absolutely need the most meticulously detailed version of these highly influential works. A labor of love twenty years in the making, these volumes include transcripts of four manuscripts from the British Library and one from the Bodleian Library in Oxford. Two of these manuscripts have never b...
More

Price: $200.00

Grimoire of the Baron Citadel: The Book of the Four Ways. Grimoire of the Baron Citadel: The Book of the Four Ways.
Hamilton-Giles, Peter
Three Hands Press

As the governor of the Dead and the burial ground, the Baron Samedi is one of the most distinctive and potent loa of Haitian Vodou. An imposing figure in black raiment, he is most often pictured as a corpse. His other magical domains, less discussed in esoteric literature, include disruption, obscenity and -- importantly for the practicing sorcerer -- not only the arts of Magic but the very fabric of which it is made.

Emergent from the spiritual crossroads of traditional Vodou and English w...
More

Price: $27.50

Gnosis 19: The Trickster. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions Gnosis 19: The Trickster. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions
Gnosis
Gnosis



"As long as we lie to ourselves, the Trickster will be with us. He'll show up just when we least want him, to embarrass us on a first date, to prove us fools in front of the learned company we're trying to impress, to make us miss a power breakfast with that all-important business contact."
- Richard Smoley, from the introduction

Contents -- Spring 1991

...
More

Price: $9.00