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, Volume 31, Issue 3, pp 189–272 | Cite as

A Lutheran Astrologer: Johannes Kepler

  • J. V. Field


This completes what I think one may state and defend on physical grounds concerning the foundations of Astrology and the coming year 1602. If those learned in matters of Physics think them worthy of consideration, and communicate to me their objections to them, for the sake of eliciting the truth, I shall, if God grants me the skill, reply to them in my prognostication for the following year. I urge all who make a serious study of philosophy to engage in this contest. For it concerns our worship of God and the welfare of the human race. Meanwhile, I pray from the depths of my soul, through Christ our mediator, that for all and for each the coming year may be a very happy one.


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  • J. V. Field
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  1. 1.Science MuseumSouth Kensington London

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