The Cathedral Clock and the Cosmological Clock Metaphor

  • F. C. Haber


A new world picture was developed in the seventeenth century around the mechanistic philosophies of leading men of science, particularly those of Galileo, Descartes, Boyle and Newton, but it was a development grounded in religion as well as science. The scientists themselves showed concern with making their picture of the world as a machine harmonize with religion, and some even felt that they were making a contribution to religion by showing the structure of the divine workmanship in the Creation.


Seventeenth Century Sixteenth Century Fourteenth Century Natural Theology Mechanical Clock 
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