1693 RARE John Ray Physico-Theological Biblical Geology Creation Earth Science

RAY, John

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John Ray was a 17th-century English naturalist known for his plethora of important works on natural sciences, most notably botany and zoology. However, he also published a collection of treatises and essays on natural theology in which he discusses natural phenomena found in the Bible. In his book, ‘Three Physico-Theological Discourses’, Ray covers causes and effects of the flood of Noah, the creation of man and animals, and God’s authority over the earth. Essentially, Ray’s ‘Discourses’ are some of the earliest essays on Biblical geology, fusing science and theology.

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1693 RARE John Ray Physico-Theological Biblical Geology Creation Earth Science

 

John Ray was a 17th-century English naturalist known for his plethora of important works on natural sciences, most notably botany and zoology. However, he also published a collection of treatises and essays on natural theology in which he discusses natural phenomena found in the Bible. In his book, ‘Three Physico-Theological Discourses’, Ray covers causes and effects of the flood of Noah, the creation of man and animals, and God’s authority over the earth. Essentially, Ray’s ‘Discourses’ are some of the earliest essays on Biblical geology, fusing science and theology.

                             

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RAY, John

 

Three physico-theological discourses, concerning I. The primitive chaos, and creation of the world. II. The general deluge, its causes and effects. III. The dissolution of the world, and future conflagration. Wherein are largely discussed, the production and use of mountains ; the original of fountains, of formed stones, and sea-fishes bones and shells found in the earth ; the effects of particular floods, and inundations of the sea ; the eruption of vulcano’s : the nature and causes of earthquakes ; with an historical account of those two late remarkable ones in Jamaica and England ; with practical inferences

 

London : Printed for Sam Smith, 1693. Second edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [24], 406, [2]
    • Lacking the 4 plates, but still highly desirable
  • References: Wing R 409; ESTC R 14140;
  • Provenance: Armorial Bookplate
    • Spencer Henry Bickham
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~7.25in X 4.75in (18cm x 12cm)

 

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4848

Categories

Natural History

Mathematics & Physics

Medicine & Science

Religion

Authors

RAY, John

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete