Cultural Anatomies of the Heart in Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, Calvin, and Harvey

Authors: Boyle, Marjorie O'Rourke

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  • Investigates beyond the scientific and sentimental heart to discover valuable past mysteries.
  • Revises assumptions using original research.
  • Establishes the foundation of the heart in Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, and Calvin.
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This book probes beneath modern scientific and sentimental concepts of the heart to discover its past mysteries. Historical hearts evidenced essential aspects of human existence that still endure in modern thought and experience of political community, psychological mentality, and physical vitality. Marjorie O’Rourke Boyle revises ordinary assumptions about the heart with original interdisciplinary research on religious beliefs and theological and philosophical ideas. Her book uncovers the thought of Aristotle, William Harvey, Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, and John Calvinas it relates to the heart. It analyzes Augustine’s outlaw heart in cultural deviance from biblical law; Aquinas’s problematic argument for the permanence of the natural law in the heart; and Calvin’s advocacy for an affective heart re-created by the Spirit from its fallen nature. This book of cultural anatomies is the climax of her dozen years of publications on the heart.


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Marjorie O’Rourke Boyle is an intellectual and cultural historian specializing in Christian thought from the biblical to the early modern eras. She was early awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in religion.

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“Cultural Anatomies of the Heart in Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, Calvin, and Harveypromise an exhaustive march through the cultural history of the heart by way of the varied thinkers … Boyle aims to creatively juxtapose the natural-scientific study of the cardiac vessel and the multiple valences of the ‘heart’ across two millennia of philosophical reflection.” (Sean Hannan, Reading Religion, readingreligion.org, May 18, 2019)

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Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cultural Anatomies of the Heart in Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, Calvin, and Harvey
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-93653-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-93653-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-93652-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-06699-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 171
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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