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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 to both 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 homology between 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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199268979
ISBN-10: 0199268975
Format: Hardback
(224mm x 145mm x 27mm)
Pages: 396
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - John Brooke

Ian Maclean is Professor of Renaissance Studies, Oxford University, and Senior Research Fellow, All Souls.

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