Astronomical principles of religion, natural and reveal'd: In nine parts . together with a preface, of the temper of mind [and Degree of evidence] necessary for the discovery of divine truth [with] The Cause of the Deluge Demonstrated

Whiston, William

Editorial: London: Printed for J. Senex, and W. Taylor,, 1717
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A student of Isaac Newton at Cambridge, Whiston (1667-1752) mixed science and religion as freely as his master, arguing for example that Noah's flood was engineered by a comet hitting the earth; the comet was divinely guided. Continuing his studies while serving as a vicar, he returned to Cambridge in 1702 to succeed Newton as Lucasian Professor of mathematics. His heterodox views, particularly concerning the Trinity, led to his dismissal 8 years later. The present volume, his last major work, represents the culmination of over 25 years of obsessive synthesis. The Dorsa Whiston, a wrinkle ridge system Oceanus Procellarum on the Moon, is named in his honor. Contents very good, bound in full recent calf. N° de ref. de la librería 16626

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Título: Astronomical principles of religion, natural...

Editorial: London: Printed for J. Senex, and W. Taylor,

Año de publicación: 1717

Edición: First Edition.

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