Heterodoxy In Early Modern Science And Religion

Hardcover | December 15, 2005

EditorJohn Brooke, Ian Maclean

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The separation of science and religion in modern secular culture can easily obscure the fact that in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Europe ideas about nature were intimately related to ideas about God. Readers of this book will find fresh and exciting accounts of a phenomenon common toboth science and religion: deviation from orthodox belief. How is heterodoxy to be measured? How might the scientific heterodoxy of particular thinkers impinge on their religious views? Would heterodoxy in religion create a predisposition towards heterodoxy in science? Might there be a homologybetween heterodox views in both domains? Such major protagonists as Galileo and Newton are re-examined together with less familiar figures in order to bring out the extraordinary richness of scientific and religious thought in the pre-modern world.

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The separation of science and religion in modern secular culture can easily obscure the fact that in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Europe ideas about nature were intimately related to ideas about God. Readers of this book will find fresh and exciting accounts of a phenomenon common toboth science and religion: deviation from orth...

John Brooke is Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion, Oxford University. Ian Maclean is Professor of Renaissance Studies, Oxford University, and Senior Research Fellow, All Souls.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.08 inPublished:December 15, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Ian Maclean: Introduction1. Ian Maclean: Heterodoxy in Natural Philosophy and Medicine: Pietro Pomponazzi, Guglielmo Gratarolo, Girolamo Cardano2. David Wootton: John Donne's Religion of Love3. Nicholas S. Davidson: `Le plus beau et le plus meschant esprit que ie aye cogneu': Science and Religion in the Writings of Giulio Cesare Vanini, 1585-16194. Christoph Luthy: Heresies, Facts, and the Travails of the Republic of Letters: Explanations of the Eucharist5. William Carroll: Galileo Galilei and the Myth of Heterodoxy6. Tabitta van Nouhuys: Copernicanism, Jansenism, and Remonstrantism in the Seventeenth-Century Netherlands7. Margaret Osler: When did Pierre Gassendi become a Libertine?8. Cees Leijenhorst: Thomas Hobbes, Heresy, and Corporeal Deity9. Stephen D. Snobolen: `The true frame of Nature': Isaac Newton, Heresy, and the Reformation of Natural Philosophy10. Scott Mandelbrote: The Heterodox Career of Nicolas Fatio de Duillier11. David Boyd Haycock: `Claiming Him as her son': William Stukeley, Isaac Newton, and the Archaeology of the Trinity12. John Brooke: Joining Natural Philosophy to Christianity: The Case of Joseph Priestley