The Word and the World

Biblical Exegesis and Early Modern Science

Editors: Killeen, K., Forshaw, P. (Eds.)

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This book explores the impact of biblical reading practices on scientific thought in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth centuries. It addresses the idea that the natural philosophers of the era forged their new sciences despite, rather than because of, the pervasive bible-centeredness of early modern thought.

About the authors

LEO CATANA Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Copenhagen, Denmark KAREN EDWARDS Lecturer in Early Modern Literature, University of Exeter, UK JAMES DOUGAL FLEMING Lecturer in English Renaissance non-dramatic literature, Simon Fraser University, UK PETER J. FORSHAW British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellow at Birkbeck, University of London, UK HÅKAN HÅKANSSON PhD graduate, Lund University, Sweden PETER HARRISON Professor of History and Philosophy, Bond University, Australia IRVING A. KELTER Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of History, University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas, USA KEVIN KILLEEN Lecturer in Early Modern Literature, University of Reading, UK STEVEN MATTHEWS Assistant Professor of European History and the History of Science, University of Minnesota in Duluth, USA PAUL R. MUELLER, S.J Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Loyola University of Chicago, USA VOLKER R. REMMERT Assistant Professor of History of Science and History of Mathematics, University of Mainz, Germany JONATHAN SAWDAY Professor of English Studies, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK.

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"The Word and the World is a contribution not only to the literature on science and religion, but also to the growing body of scholarship that examines the dynamic interaction of humanist scholarship and natural knowledge in the age of the scientific revolution." - Daniel Stolzenberg, Renaissance Quarterly


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction: The Word and the World

    Pages 1-22

    Forshaw, Peter J. (et al.)

  • Reinterpreting Nature in Early Modern Europe: Natural Philosophy, Biblical Exegesis and the Contemplative Life

    Pages 25-44

    Harrison, Peter

  • Making Sense of Science and the Literal: Modern Semantics and Early Modern Hermeneutics

    Pages 45-60

    Fleming, James Dougal

  • Reading the Two Books with Francis Bacon: Interpreting God’s Will and Power

    Pages 61-77

    Matthews, Steven

  • Textual Criticism and Early Modern Natural Philosophy: The Case of Marin Mersenne (1588–1648)

    Pages 78-90

    Mueller, Paul R., SJ

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Word and the World
Book Subtitle
Biblical Exegesis and Early Modern Science
Editors
  • K. Killeen
  • P. Forshaw
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-20647-2
DOI
10.1057/9780230206472
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-50707-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-35338-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 264
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