The Unmaking of the Medieval Christian Cosmos, 1500-1760: From Solid Heavens to Boundless Aether

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From the early Christian era and throughout the Middle Ages, theologians exerted considerable effort to achieve a synthesis bringing together Greek cosmology and the Creation story in Genesis. In the construction of the medieval Empyrean, the dwelling place of the Blessed, Aristotle's philosophy proved of critical importance. From the Renaissance on, largely in revolt against Aristotle, humanist Bible critics, Protestant reformers and astronomers set themselves to challenge the medieval synthesis. especially effective in ...

The Unmaking of the Medieval Christian Cosmos, 1500-1760: From Solid Heavens to Boundless Aether 1999, Ashgate Publishing, Aldershot, England

ISBN-13: 9781840146240

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