Aliens and atheists: The Plurality of Worlds and Natural Theology in Seventeenth-Century England. Metadata
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- Main Title Aliens and atheists: The Plurality of Worlds and Natural Theology in Seventeenth-Century England.
Author: Oliver, RyanCreator Type: Personal
Chair: Morris, MarilynContributor Type: PersonalContributor Info: Major Professor
Committee Member: Stern, LauraContributor Type: Personal
Committee Member: Golden, Richard M.Contributor Type: Personal
Name: University of North TexasPlace of Publication: Denton, Texas
- Creation: 2007-12
- Digitized: 2008-01-28
- Content Description: The plurality of worlds has had a long history in England, which has not gone unnoticed by scholars. Historians have tended to view this English pluralist tradition as similar to those found on the continent, and in doing so have failed to fully understand the religious significance that the plurality of worlds had on English thought and society. This religious significance is discovered through a thorough investigation of plurality as presented by English natural philosophers and theologians, and in so doing reveals much about England in the seventeenth century. As natural philosophers incorporated plurality within the larger framework of natural theology, it became a weapon of science and reason to be used against the unreasonable atheists of late seventeenth-century England.
- Keyword: Composites
- Library of Congress Subject Headings: Philosophy, English -- 17th century.
- Library of Congress Subject Headings: Science -- England -- History -- 17th century.
- Library of Congress Subject Headings: Natural theology.
- Library of Congress Subject Headings: Plurality of worlds.
- Library of Congress Subject Headings: Athiests -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Name: UNT Theses and DissertationsCode: UNTETD
Name: UNT LibrariesCode: UNT
- Rights Access: public
- Rights License: copyright
- Rights Holder: Oliver, Ryan
- Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.
- Thesis or Dissertation
- OCLC: 227164546
- Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc5134
- Degree Name: Master of Arts
- Degree Level: Master's
- Degree Discipline: History
- Academic Department: Department of History
- Degree Grantor: University of North Texas