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Theology and science
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1. Basic issues

The medieval unity of the Christian doctrine of creation and Aristotelian cosmology, physics, and metaphysics found visible expression in the geocentric model of the cosmos and the interpretation of the biblical six days of creation (hexaemeron) as a theory of the origin of the world. This unity was beginning to …

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Beuttler, Ulrich, “Theology and science”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 25 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_028837>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20220831



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