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The significance of the Reformation for natural philosophy, medicine and astronomy

Grell, Ole Peter (2014). The significance of the Reformation for natural philosophy, medicine and astronomy. In: Waschke, E. J. ed. Spurenlese. Wirkungen der Reformation auf Wissenschaft und Bildung, Universität und Schule. Leucorea-Studien zur Geschichte der Reformation und der Lutherischen Orthodoxie (22). Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt GmbH, pp. 193–210.

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Abstract

This article argues that the Protestant Reformation proved hugely important for the way natural philosophy, medicine and astronomy was undertaken in the early modern world. The apocalyptic urgency inherent in early Protestantism inspired and drove the growing preoccupation of early modern Protestant scholars with natural philosophy and the natural world and provided the religious rationale for particular inquiries into nature.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2014 Evangelische Verlagsanstalt GmbH
ISBN: 3-374-03623-6, 978-3-374-03623-3
Extra Information: Proceedings of Spurenlese. Wirkungen der Reformation auf Wissenschaft und Bildung, Universität und Schule held 1-4 November 2010 in Wittenberg.
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > History
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Item ID: 31506
Depositing User: Ole Grell
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2012 11:02
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2014 10:57
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/31506
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