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Forshaw, Peter J.

The Word and the World

Forshaw, Peter J. - The Word and the World, ebook

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Table of contents

0. Introduction

1. Introduction: The Word and the World
Peter J. Forshaw, Kevin Killeen

Part 1. The Word and the World

2. Reinterpreting Nature in Early Modern Europe: Natural Philosophy, Biblical Exegesis and the Contemplative Life
Peter Harrison

3. Making Sense of Science and the Literal: Modern Semantics and Early Modern Hermeneutics
James Dougal Fleming

4. Reading the Two Books with Francis Bacon: Interpreting God’s Will and Power
Steven Matthews

5. Textual Criticism and Early Modern Natural Philosophy: The Case of Marin Mersenne (1588–1648)
Paul R. Mueller

6. Giordano Bruno’s Hermeneutics: Observations on the Bible in De Monade (1591)
Leo Catana

Part 2. Inferior and Superior Astronomy

7. Vitriolic Reactions: Orthodox Responses to the Alchemical Exegesis of Genesis
Peter J. Forshaw

8. Tycho the Prophet: History, Astrology and the Apocalypse in Early Modern Science
Håkan Håkansson

9. ‘Whether the Stars are Innumerable for Us?’: Astronomy and Biblical Exegesis in the Society of Jesus around 1600
Volker R. Remmert

10. Reading the Book of God as the Book of Nature: The Case of the Louvain Humanist Cornelius Valerius (1512–78)
Irving A. Kelter

Part 3. Exegesis and Science in Early Modern Culture

11. The Fortunes of Babel: Technology, History, and Genesis 11:1–9
Jonathan Sawday

12. Duckweed and the Word of God: Seminal Principles and Creation in Thomas Browne
Kevin Killeen

13. Days of the Locust: Natural History, Politics, and the English Bible
Karen L. Edwards

Keywords: History, History of Science, History of Religion, European History, Modern History, History of Philosophy, Cultural History

Editor
 
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2007
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
276 pages
Category
History
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9780230206472
Printed ISBN
978-1-349-35338-5

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