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Author Portuondo, María M., author.

Title The Spanish disquiet : the biblical natural philosophy of Benito Arias Montano / María M. Portuondo
Published Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2019
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Contents Introduction -- The challenge ahead -- The Spanish disquiet -- Faith and nature -- The Antwerp polyglot: hints of a new natural philosophy -- Arias Montano castigated -- Nothing new under the sun -- Premises of the Magnum opus -- Montanian hermeneutics of nature and cosmology -- Meteorology, matter theory, and mechanics -- A biblical natural history -- Disciples and detractors -- Expurgated -- Epilogue
Summary Benito Arias Montano (c. 1525-1598) early modern Spain's premier Christian Hebraist was an eloquent and influential advocate of natural philosophical reform, yet the works in which he discussed these ideas - his self-described magnum opus - have rarely been studied from the perspective of the history of science. This text identifies him as part of a community of natural philosophers and biblical scholars who shared in the Spanish disquiet, a preoccupation about the ability and validity of prevailing natural philosophical approaches to explain the natural world
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed February 22, 2019)
Subject Arias Montano, Benito, 1527-1598.
Arias Montano, Benito, 1527-1598
Bible and science.
Biblical scholars -- Spain -- Biography
Humanists -- Spain -- Biography.
Natural history -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Natural history -- Spain -- History -- 16th century
Physics -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Science -- Spain -- History -- 16th century
Bible and science.
Biblical scholars.
Intellectual life.
Natural history -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Natural history.
Physics -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
RELIGION -- Christian Theology -- Systematic.
RELIGION -- Christianity -- General.
Spain -- Intellectual life -- 1516-1700.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 022660909X