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Magnetic Theology as a Baroque Phenomenon

Abstract : In this paper, I will study a tradition of natural theology that falls in between the distinctions made in recent arguments by Harrison and Mandelbrote. I will study how a 'magnetic theology' was elaborated in the first half of the 17th century, showing the different setting in which it was developed, and the changes it underwent. This tradition does not fit into the traditional historiography of natural theology, as it was an attempt, perhaps against the grain of the time, to combine an allegorical reading of the book of nature with the new natural and experimental philosophy.
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Koen Vermeir. Magnetic Theology as a Baroque Phenomenon. "Magnetic Theology as a Baroque Phenomenon." for the Baroque Science Conference, Feb 2008, Sydney, Australia. ⟨halshs-00756935⟩



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