Nature and Scripture in the Abrahamic religions. Up to 1700
- edited by Jitse M. van der Meer, Scott Mandelbrote.
- Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008.
- Physical description
- 1 online resource (2 volumes (xvi, 770 pages)) : illustrations.
- Brill's series in church history ; v. 36.
- Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
- Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors List of Illustrations INTRODUCTORY ESSAYS
- 1. Introduction, Jitse M. van der Meer & Scott Mandelbrote
- 2. On the Concept and History of Philosophical Religions, Carlos Fraenkel PART I. 100-800
- 3. Nature and Scripture: The Two Witnesses to the Creator, Pamela Bright
- 4. Natural Knowledge and Textual Meaning in Augustine's Interpretation of Genesis: The Three Functions of Natural Philosophy, Kenneth J. Howell PART II. 800-1450
- 5. Interpreting the Books of Nature and Scripture in Medieval and Early Modern Thought: An Introductory Essay, Charlotte Methuen
- 6. Thomas Aquinas on Science, Sacra Doctrina, and Creation, William E. Carroll
- 7. Science and Theodicy in Qur'an
- 2: 6/7, Robert Morrison
- 8. Entering `This Sublime and Blessed Amphitheatre': Contemplation of Nature and Interpretation of the Bible in the Patristic Period, Paul M. Blowers PART III. 1450-1700
- 9. The Two Books and Adamic Knowledge: Reading the Book of Nature and Early Modern Strategies for Repairing the Effects of the Fall and of Babel, James J. Bono
- 10. "In The Language of Men": The Hermeneutics of Accommodation in the Scientific Revolution, Stephen D. Snobelen
- 11. Hermeneutics and Natural Knowledge in the Reformers, Peter Harrison
- 12. God, Scripture, and the Rise of Modern Science (1200-1700): Notes in the Margin of Harrison's Hypothesis, Jitse M. van der Meer & Richard A. Oosterhof
- 13. Sacred Philosophy, Secular Theology: The Mosaic Physics of Levinus Lemnius (1505-1568) and Francisco Valles (1524-1592), Kathleen M. Crowther
- 14. "Horrible and Blasphemous": Isaac la Peyrere, Isaac Vossius and the Emergence of Radical Biblical Criticism in the Dutch Republic, Eric Jorink
- 15. Thomas Burnet, Biblical Idiom and 17th-Century Theories of the Earth, Kerry V. Magruder
- 16. "Not in the Language of Astronomers": Isaac Newton, the Scriptures and the Hermeneutics of Accommodation, Stephen D. Snobelen
- 17. Creation, Time and Biblical Hermeneutics in Early Modern Jewish Philosophy, Tamar M. Rudavsky PART IV. COPERNICAN DEBATES AND SCRIPTURE
- 18. Tycho Brahe, Caspar Peucer, and Christoph Rothmann on Cosmology and the Bible, Miguel A. Granada
- 19. Kepler and Melanchthon on the Biblical Arguments against Copernicanism, Peter Barker
- 20. The Debate on the Motion of the Earth in the Dutch Republic in the 1650s, Rienk H. Vermij
- 21. The Biblical Argument against Copernicanism and the Limitation of Biblical Authority: Ingoli, Foscarini, Galileo, Campanella, Maurice A. Finocchiaro
- 22. "Our Mathematicians have Learned and Verified this": Jesuits, Biblical Exegesis and the Mathematical Sciences in the Late Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth Centuries, Volker R. Remmert
- 23. The Hermeneutics of Nature and Scripture in Early Modern Science and Theology, Kenneth J. Howell Index.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
The four companion volumes of Nature and Scripture in the Abrahamic Religions contribute to a contextual evaluation of the mutual influences between scriptural exegesis and hermeneutics on the one hand and practices or techniques of interpretation in natural philosophy and the natural sciences on the other. We seek to raise the low profile this theme has had both in the history of science and in the history of biblical interpretation. Furthermore, questions about the interpretation of scripture continue to be provoked by current theological reflection on scientific theories. We also seek 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. Contributors are Peter Barker, Paul M. Blowers, James J. Bono, Pamela Bright, William E. Carroll, Kathleen M. Crowther, Maurice A. Finocchiaro, Carlos Fraenkel, Miguel A. Granada, Peter Harrison, Kenneth J. Howell, Eric Jorink, Kerry V. Magruder, Scott Mandelbrote, Charlotte Methuen, Robert Morrison, Richard J. Oosterhoff, Volker R. Remmert, T. M. Rudavsky, Stephen D. Snobelen, Jitse M. van der Meer, and Rienk H. Vermij.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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- Publication date
- Brill's series in church history, 1572-4107 ; v. 36
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