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The Non-Secular Pilgrimage

Walking and Looking in Ken Cockburn and Alec Finlay’s The Road North

Alice Tarbuck and Simone Kotva

embodied version of physike theoria , the ‘contemplation of nature’ enjoined as an integral part of the monk’s theological training. Like the phenomenological ‘appreciation of the commonplace’ in Zen, in the early church physike theoria was understood as

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Anton Jansson, Kai Vogelsang, and Nele Kuhlmann

precedence at the expense of other ways, notably allegorical. Parallel to this, the idea that the contemplation of nature was intertwined with higher theological truths changes. These evolutions form a background to the next part of the study, where the

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An Intellectual Genealogy of the Revolt against “Esprit de Système”

From the Renaissance to the Early Enlightenment

Jeffrey D. Burson

learned contemplation of nature is powerless to understand much less yet appropriate the mind and purposes of God. Instead, the divine possesses absolute agency over all created forms. There is thus, as Calvin asserts with cantankerous redundancy