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History 204 Science, Magic, and Religion
Fall 2014 (Prof. Denery)
Traces the origins of the scientific revolution through the interplay between late-antique and medieval religion, magic, and natural philosophy. Particular attention is paid to the conflict between paganism and Christianity, the meaning and function of religious miracles, the rise and persecution of witchcraft, and Renaissance hermeticism. (Same as Religion 204.)
This lesson will include essay topics on medieval art history
If there is a theme to this history, it is perhaps the development ofpolitical , though, to be sure, ideals of (see, e.g., Tierney 1982, Pennington 1993a, Lee 2016), , and (on these last two, see, e.g., Skinner 1978; Hankins 2000) may befound among different medieval authors. The liberal trend was helped, perhaps paradoxically, by the closeinterweaving of religion with other threads of medieval life. Thismeant not only that religion influenced all aspects of life, but also,reciprocally, that the other departments of life influenced religiousthinking. The influence of the Roman Law and Aristotle, and of theculture of late antiquity familiar to the Fathers of the Church, alsomeant that ideas originating outside the framework of the Christianreligion had an impact on religious thinking. The duality betweenkingship and priesthood (perhaps originally due merely to the factthat Christians had no political power), and the conflicts thatresulted from that duality, meant that religious thinking had toaccommodate the concerns of powerful people who were not officials inthe religious institutions.