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Nature and Scripture in the Abrahamic religions. Up to 1700 / edited by Jitse M. van der Meer, Scott Mandelbrote.

Meer, Jitse M. van der. (Added Author). Mandelbrote, Scott. (Added Author).
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Subject: Bible > Criticism, interpretation, etc. > History > Congresses.
Bible and science > History > Congresses.
Religion and science > History > Congresses.
Nature > Religious aspects > Congresses.
Bible and evolution > History > Congresses.
Nature in the Bible > Congresses.
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  • ISBN: 9789047425236
  • ISBN: 9047425235
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (2 volumes (xvi, 770 pages)) : illustrations.
  • Publisher: Leiden ; Brill, 2008.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: Table of Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Notes on Contributors -- List of Illustrations -- Volume 1. Nature and Scripture in the Abrahmic Religions: Up to 1700 -- Introductory Essays -- Chapter One: Introduction -- Chapter Two: On the Concept and History of Philosophical Religions -- Part I: 100-800 -- Chapter Three: Nature and Scripture : The Two Witnesses to the Creator / Pamela Bright -- Chapter Four: Natural Knowledge and Textual Meaning in Augustine's Interpretation of Genesis : The Three Functions of Natural Philosophy / Kenneth J. Howell -- Chapter Five: Entering "This Sublime and Blessed Amphitheatre" : Contemplation of Nature and Interpretation of the Bible in the Patristic Period / Paul M. Blowers -- Part II: 800-1450 -- Chapter Six: Interpreting the Books of Nature and Scripture in Medieval and Early Modern Thought : An Introductory Essay / Charlotte Methuen -- Chapter Seven: Thomas Aquinas on Science, Sacra Doctrina, and Creation / William E. Carroll -- Chapter Eight: Science and Theodicy in Qur'an 2:6/7 / Robert G. Morrison -- Part III: 1450-1700 -- Chapter Nine: The Hermeneutics of Nature and Scripture in Early Modern Science and Theology / Kenneth J. Howell -- Chapter Ten: 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 -- Chapter Eleven: Hermeneutics and Natural Knowledge in the Reformers / Peter Harrison -- Volume 2. Nature and Scripture in the Abrahmic Religions: Up to 1700 -- Chapter Twelve: God, Scripture, and the Rise of Modern Science (1200-1700) : Notes in the Margin of Harrison's Hypothesis / Jitse M. van der Meer and Richard J. Oosterhoff -- Chapter Thirteen: Sacred Philosophy, Secular Theology : The Mosaic Physics of Levinus Lemnius (1505-1568) and Francisco Valles (1524-1592) / Kathleen M. Crowther -- Chapter Fourteen: "Horrible and Blasphemous" : Isaac la Peyrère, Isaac Vossius, and the Emergence of Radical Biblical Criticism in the Dutch Republic / Eric Jorink -- Chapter Fifteen: Thomas Burnet, Biblical Idiom, and Seventeenth-Century Theories of the Earth / Kerry V. Magruder -- Chapter Sixteen: "Not in the Language of Astronomers" : Isaac Newton, the Scriptures, and the Hermeneutics of Accommodation / Stephen D. Snobelen -- Chapter Seventeen: Creation, Time, and Biblical Hermeneutics in Early Modern Jewish Philosophy / T.M. Rudavsky -- Part IV: Copernican Debates and Scripture -- Chapter Eighteen: Tycho Brahe, Caspar Peucer, and Christoph Rothmann on Cosmology and the Bible / Miguel A. Granada -- Chapter Nineteen: Kepler and Melanchthon on the Biblical Arguments against Copernicanism / Peter Barker -- Chapter Twenty: The Debate on the Motion of Earth in the Dutch Republic in the 1650s / Rienk H. Vermij -- Chapter Twenty-One: The Biblical Argument against Copernicanism and the Limitation of Biblical Authority : Ingoli, Foscarini, Galileo, Campanella / Maurice A. Finocchiaro -- Chapter Twenty-Two: "Our Mathematicians Have Learned and Verified This" : Jesuits, Biblical Exegesis, and the Mathematical Sciences in the Late Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth Centuries / Volker R. Remm -- Chapter Twenty-Three: "In the Language of Men" : The Hermeneutics of Accommodation in the Scientific Revolution / Stephen D. Snobelen -- Index.
Summary: 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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