Nature and Scripture in the Abrahamic Religions: Up to 1700

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BRILL, Jan 15, 2009 - History - 362 pages
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Evaluates the influences between scriptural exegesis and hermeneutics and the practices of interpretation in natural philosophy and natural sciences. This work aims to provide a historical context for renewed reflection on the role of the hermeneutics of scripture in the development of theological doctrines that interact with the natural sciences.
 

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Contents

PART I 100800
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The Two Witnesses to the Creator Pamela Bright
85
The Three Functions of Natural Philosophy Kenneth J Howell
117
Contemplation of Nature and Interpretation of the Bible in the Patristic Period Paul M Blowers
147
PART II 8001450
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An Introductory Essay Charlotte Methuen
179
Chapter Seven Thomas Aquinas on Science Sacra Doctrina and Creation William E Carroll
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67 Robert G Morrison
249
The Mosaic Physics of Levinus Lemnius 15051568 and Francisco Valles 15241592 Kathleen M Crowther
397
Isaac la Peyrère Isaac Vossius and the Emergence of Radical Biblical Criticism in the Dutch Republic Eric Jorink
429
Chapter Fifteen Thomas Burnet Biblical Idiom and SeventeenthCentury Theories of the Earth Kerry V Magruder
451
Isaac Newton the Scriptures and the Hermeneutics of Accommodation Stephen D Snobelen
491
Chapter Seventeen Creation Time and Biblical Hermeneutics in Early Modern Jewish Philosophy TM Rudavsky
531
PART IV COPERNICAN DEBATES AND SCRIPTURE
561
Chapter Eighteen Tycho Brahe Caspar Peucer and Christoph Rothmann on Cosmology and the Bible Miguel A Granada
563
Chapter Nineteen Kepler and Melanchthon on the Biblical Arguments against Copernicanism Peter Barker
585

PART III 14501700
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Chapter Nine The Hermeneutics of Nature and Scripture in Early Modern Science and Theology Kenneth J Howell
275
Reading the Book of Nature and Early Modern Strategies for Repairing the Effects of the Fall and of Babel James J Bono
299
Chapter Eleven Hermeneutics and Natural Knowledge in the Reformers Peter Harrison
341
VOLUME 2
363
Contents
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Notes in the Margin of Harrisons Hypothesis Jitse M van der Meer and Richard J Oosterhoff
363
Chapter Twenty The Debate on the Motion of Earth in the Dutch Republic in the 1650s Rienk H Vermij
605
Ingoli Foscarini Galileo Campanella Maurice A Finocchiaro
627
Jesuits Biblical Exegesis and the Mathematical Sciences in the Late Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth Centuries Volker R Remmert
665
The Hermeneutics of Accommodation in the Scientifi c Revolution Stephen D Snobelen
691
Index
733
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Jitse M. van der Meer, Ph.D. (1978) University of Nijmegen, is Professor of Biology and History and Philosophy of Science at Redeemer University College (Ontario, Canada). Among his recent publications is J.H. Brooke, M.J. Osler & J.M. van der Meer (eds.), Science in Theistic Contexts: Cognitive Dimensions (University of Chicago Press, 2001).Scott Mandelbrote is Official Fellow and Director of Studies in History, Peterhouse, Cambridge University. He recently published Footprints of the Lion: Isaac Newton at Work (Cambridge University Library, 2001).

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