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Robert Grosseteste and the Pursuit of Religious and Scientific Learning in the Middle Ages (Hardcover)
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This book explores a wide range of topics relating to scientific and religious learning in the work of Bishop Robert Grosseteste (c. 1168–1253) and does so from various perspectives, including those of a twenty-first century scientist, a theologian, a historian, a philosopher, and a medievalist. In particular, it aims to contribute to our understanding of where to place Grosseteste in the history of science (against the background of the famous claim by A.C. Crombie that Grosseteste introduced what we now might call “experimental science”) and to demonstrate that the polymath world of the medieval scholar, who recognized no dichotomy in the pursuit of scientific and philosophical/theological understanding, has much to teach those of us in the modern world who wrestle with the vexed question of the relationship between science and religion. Highlights include discussion by Dr. Giles Gasper, founder member of the Ordered Universe Project, of the Hexaemeron, which represents Grosseteste’s most concerted effort to fuse his scientific knowledge with his religious understanding. The book comprises an edited selection of the best papers presented at the 3rd International Robert Grosseteste Conference (2014) on the theme of scientific and religious learning, especially in the work of Grosseteste.
Genre: Science, Philosophy
Series Title: Studies in the History of Philosophy of Mind
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Jack P. Cunningham & Mark Hocknull
Street Date: September 6, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-33-1717
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