CFPs in Renaissance Intellectual History

Biblical Exegesis and the Emergence of Science in the Early Modern Era

Source of Information: CFP 2004-05-26/27
Date of Event: 2004-11-27
Location of event: London, U.K.
Deadline for abstracts etc.: 2004-06-15

Update; Call for Papers
Please note correct(ed) contact details and keynote speakers:

Biblical Exegesis and the Emergence of Science in the Early Modern Era

Keynote Speakers:
Peter Harrison, Bond University, Australia, author of The Bible, Protestantism
and the Rise of Natural Science, (Cambridge University Press, 1999)
Jonathan Sawday, University of Strathclyde, author of The Body Emblazoned;
Dissection and the Human Body in Renaissance Culture (Routledge, 1995)

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We invite submissions for papers for a conference to be held at Birkbeck
College, University of London, on November 27th 2004.
The conference will examine how biblical hermeneutics in the early
Modern period contributed to the natural philosophy of the era. The
emphasis of the conference on biblical reading practices, rather
than  religion 
in general, is intended to focus on the specific procedures of interpretation
and to propose models for how they interacted with scientific thought and
on the natural world.  We take  science  in a broad sense, to encompass both
residual and emergent
models of nature. We particularly invite papers dealing with the interaction of
exegesis and science within literary culture.

Topics might include:

Exegesis and the natural world
Scripture and the Signatures of Natural Things
The book of Scripture and the book of Nature
The bible and Animals
Natural philosophy in biblical commentary
Scripture and the nature of corporeal being
Interpretation as prediction   comets, astronomy, apocalypse and biblical
Alchemy, cabala and exegesis
Scriptural physics / the physics of creation in the early modern mind

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