Early Modern Protestant Virtuosos and Scientists: Some Comments

von Greyerz, Kaspar. (2016) Early Modern Protestant Virtuosos and Scientists: Some Comments. Zygon, 51 (3). pp. 698-717.

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The following essay is divided in three parts. First, while sharing in principle Harrison's hypothesis of an affinity between the sixteenth-century Reformation and early modern science, it questions the connection between the latter and the Weberian disenchantment of the world. Second, it suggests a broader group of possible actors than that envisaged by Harrison in referring to virtuoso collectors and their cabinets of curiosities who are rather marginalized in Harrison's narrative. And third, it highlights (in agreement with Harrison) the physico-theology of the second half of the seventeenth and the first half of the eighteenth century and beyond as an important temporary fusion of religion/theology and science at a time when the new science was still striving for social and religious respectability.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Geschichte > Ehemalige Einheiten Geschichte > Geschichte der frühen Neuzeit (von Greyerz)
UniBasel Contributors:Von Greyerz, Kaspar
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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