Bede and the Cosmos

Theology and Nature in the Eighth Century
 
 
Routledge (Verlag)
  • erscheint ca. am 15. Juni 2020
 
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 344 Seiten
978-1-138-36543-8 (ISBN)
 
Bede and the Cosmos examines Bede's cosmology-his understanding of the universe and its laws. It explores his ideas regarding both the structure and mechanics of the created world and the relationship of that world to its Creator. Beginning with On the Nature of Things and moving on to survey his writings in other genres, it demonstrates the key role that natural philosophy played in shaping Bede's worldview, and explores the ramifications that this had on his cultural, theological and historical thought. From questions about angelic bodies and the destruction of the world at judgement day, to subtle arguments about free will and the meaning of history, Bede's fascinating and unique engagement with the natural world is explored in this comprehensive study.
  • Englisch
  • London
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  • Großbritannien
Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Für höhere Schule und Studium
  • Höhe: 235 mm
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  • Breite: 159 mm
978-1-138-36543-8 (9781138365438)

Eoghan Ahern is based in the Institute of Irish Studies in the University of Liverpool. He researches late ancient and early medieval intellectual history, with a particular focus on the Insular world. He has published on subjects such as miracles, the idea of decline in late antique historiography and sexual sin in early Christian thought.
Chapter 1: Background and Context





Chapter 2: De natura rerum and the Topography of the Cosmos





Chapter 3: Bede's Cosmogony: Creation, Perfection, Decline





Chapter 4: Soul and Body





Chapter 5: Aetherial Angels and Aerial Demons





Chapter 6: God and Creation





Chapter 7: Heaven, Hell and the Interim





Chapter 8: The End of the World and After





Chapter 9: Conclusion

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