[Milton-L] Thinking or Rehearsing?

Horace Jeffery Hodges jefferyhodges at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 22 16:22:55 EST 2008


Carol Barton <cbartonphd1 at verizon.net> wrote:
   
  >>The world has "turned upside down" at this point in history--none of the old truths about the physical universe or kingly divinity or the flatness of the world or even the contents of the Bible (as "translated" by the clerisy) can be relied upon, and all one can know is what his own right reason tells him, as informed by the Holy Spirit.<<
   
  Just a minor point. The flatness of the world was not an old truth. Since at least the Greeks, educated people had known of the earth's sphericity.
   
  But what Blumenberg calls the 'stellerization' of the earth . . . now, that was a problem for the educated early moderns to get their heads around.
   
  Jeffery Hodges


University Degrees:

Ph.D., History, U.C. Berkeley
(Doctoral Thesis: "Food as Synecdoche in John's Gospel and Gnostic Texts")
M.A., History of Science, U.C. Berkeley
B.A., English Language and Literature, Baylor University

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