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On the Edge of Eternity The Antiquity of the Earth in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

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ISBN-10: 0190678895

ISBN-13: 9780190678890

Edition: N/A

Authors: Ivano Dal Prete, Oxford Editor

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It is commonly assumed that the creation story of Genesis and its chronology were the only narratives openly available in medieval and early modern Europe and that the discovery of geological time in the eighteenth century came as a momentous breakthrough that shook the faith in the historical accuracy of the Bible. Historians of science, mainstream geologists, and Young Earth creationists alike all share the assumption that the notion of an ancient Earth was highly heterodox in the pre-modern era. The old age of the world is regarded as the offspring of a secularized science. In this book, Ivano Dal Prete radically revises the commonplace history of deep time in Western culture. He argues…    
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Book details

List price: $37.99
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/9/2022
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 9.49" wide x 6.44" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English