The Magic of the Middle Ages

The Magic of the Middle Ages

by Viktor Rydberg
     
 

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It was the belief of Europe during the Middle Ages, that our globe was the centre of the universe.
The earth, itself fixed and immovable, was encompassed by ten heavens successively encircling one another, and all of these except the highest in constant rotation about their centre.
This highest and immovable heaven, enveloping all the others and constituting the…  See more details below

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It was the belief of Europe during the Middle Ages, that our globe was the centre of the universe.
The earth, itself fixed and immovable, was encompassed by ten heavens successively encircling one another, and all of these except the highest in constant rotation about their centre.
This highest and immovable heaven, enveloping all the others and constituting the boundary between created things and the void, infinite space beyond, is the Empyrean, the heaven of fire, named also by the Platonizing philosophers the world of archetypes. Here "in a light which no one can enter," God in triune majesty is sitting on his throne, while the tones of harmony from the nine revolving heavens beneath ascend to him, like a hymn of glory from the universe to its Creator.

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ISBN-13:
9781496174451
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
03/07/2014
Pages:
94
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.19(d)

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