The Word and the World

Biblical Exegesis and Early Modern Science

  • Kevin Killeen
  • Peter J. Forshaw

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Peter J. Forshaw, Kevin Killeen
      Pages 1-22
  3. The Word and the World

  4. Inferior and Superior Astronomy

  5. Exegesis and Science in Early Modern Culture

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 253-264

About this book


This book explores the impact of biblical reading practices on scientific thought in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth centuries. It addresses the idea that the natural philosophers of the era forged their new sciences despite, rather than because of, the pervasive bible-centeredness of early modern thought.


Francis Bacon hermeneutics history philosophy Society of Jesus

Editors and affiliations

  • Kevin Killeen
    • 1
  • Peter J. Forshaw
    • 2
  1. 1.University of LeedsUK
  2. 2.University of LondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2007
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-35338-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-20647-2
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