Athanasius Kircher's Theatre of the World: His Life, Work, and the Search for Universal Knowledge

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Author:
Joscelyn Godwin
Number of Pages:
304
ISBN-13:
9781620554654
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Binding:
Paperback
Publication Date:
01/01/2015
Publisher:
Inner Traditions
Athanasius Kircher's Theatre of the World: His Life, Work, and the Search for Universal Knowledge - ISBN: 9781620554654
Jesuit, linguist, archaeologist, and exceptional scholar, Athanasius Kircher (1602-1680) was the last true Renaissance man. His exploration was both a scientific quest and a religious experience. The Hermetic cast of Kircher’s thought, which was foreign to the concerns of those propelling the Age of Reason, caused his work to be overlooked--an oversight rectified in this volume.