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Knowledge and Religion in Early Modern Europe: Studies in Honor of Michael Heyd
     

Knowledge and Religion in Early Modern Europe: Studies in Honor of Michael Heyd

by Brill
 

The interplay between knowledge and religion forms a pivotal component of how early modern individuals and societies understood themselves and their surroundings. Knowledge of the self in pursuit of salvation, humanistic knowledge within a confessional education, as well as inherently subversive knowledge acquired about religion (s) offer instructive instances of

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The interplay between knowledge and religion forms a pivotal component of how early modern individuals and societies understood themselves and their surroundings. Knowledge of the self in pursuit of salvation, humanistic knowledge within a confessional education, as well as inherently subversive knowledge acquired about religion (s) offer instructive instances of this interplay. To these are added essays on medical knowledge in its religious and social contexts, the changing role of imagination in scientific thought, the philosophical and political problems of representation, and attempts to counter Enlightenment criteria of knowledge at the end of the period, serving here as multifaceted studies of the dynamics and shifts in sensitivity and stress in the interplay between knowledge and religion in early modern times.

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"[...] the essays open up useful perspectives and make important contributions to our knowledge of the connections between religion and different kinds of knowledge in early modern Europe. On the whole, this is a valuable book that brings together intriguing scholarship and offers many interesting insights."
Lorenzo Casini, Renaissance Quarterly, Vol. 67, No. 1 (Spring 2014), pp. 321-322

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004225640
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/19/2013
Series:
Brill's Studies in Intellectual History , #219
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Asaph Ben-Tov, Ph.D. (2007) in History, Hebrew University Jerusalem. Currently working on the role of Classics and Oriental Studies at German universities of the Early Enlightenment. He is the author of Lutheran Humanists and Greek Antiquity (Brill, 2009).

Yaacov Deutsch, Ph.D (2005) in History, Hebrew University Jerusalem is head of the History Department at David Yellin College and Executive Director of the World Union of Jewish Studies. He is the author of Judaism in Christian Eyes: Ethnographic Descriptions of Jews and Judaism in Early Modern Europe (Oxford University Press, 2012).

Tamar Herzig, Ph.D. (2005) in History, Hebrew University Jerusalem, is a senior lecturer in early modern history at Tel Aviv University and the author of Savonarola’s Women: Visions and Reform in Renaissance Italy (The University of Chicago Press, 2008).

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