Category Archives: Webster, John

How I discovered Anne Conway

I want to tell how I’ve just come to discover Lady Anne Conway (1631-79).  Not because anyone should care that much as to the “how” of it, but more to illustrate the fortuity that has characterized my unstructured self-education in … Continue reading

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Guillaume Postel, at first blush

I wrote about John Webster (1611-82) in my previous post.  Peter Elmer’s article about John Webster’s library mentions the fact that he possessed a book written by the French eirenicist, Guillaume Postel (1510-81), entitled Absconditorum a constitutione mundi clavis.  An … Continue reading

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The Fall of Man and the Foundations of Science

The subject line for this entry is the title of a book by Peter Harrison (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007).  In this book and in two earlier books, The Bible, Protestantism, and the Rise of Natural Science (1998) and ‘Religion’ … Continue reading

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