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Between anatomy and religion: The conversions to Catholicism of the two Danish anatomists Nicolaus Steno and Jacob Winslow

Grell, Ole Peter (2007). Between anatomy and religion: The conversions to Catholicism of the two Danish anatomists Nicolaus Steno and Jacob Winslow. In: Grell, Ole Peter and Cunningham, Andrew eds. Medicine and religion in Enlightenment Europe. The history of medicine in context. Aldershot: Ashgate, pp. 205–222.

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Abstract

The strange case of the anatomist son of a Danish, Lutheran pastor who studied in Paris where he not only practised anatomy successfully, but became a Catholic. he was converted by the great Catholic preacher Bossuet who had already played a significant part in the conversion of his famous uncle, Nicolaus Steno. The article explores the similarities and differences of the two cases.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 0-7546-5638-1, 978-0-7546-5638-8
Keywords: anatomy; religion
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > History
Item ID: 7875
Depositing User: Ole Grell
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2007
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:59
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/7875
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