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Author: Michael Dopffel

empiricist enterprise of 17th century English natural philosophy was from its conception concerned with the establishment of a factual basis of the natural world which accounted for the deficiencies of mankind’s cognitive and sensory capabilities as related in biblical history. The developed methodologies of

In: Empirical Form and Religious Function
Author: Michael Dopffel

empiricist enterprise of 17th century English natural philosophy was from its conception concerned with the establishment of a factual basis of the natural world which accounted for the deficiencies of mankind’s cognitive and sensory capabilities as related in biblical history. The developed methodologies of

In: Empirical Form and Religious Function
Author: Michael Dopffel

Improving Natural Knowledge and one of the foremost propagators and defenders of natural philosophy. The Saducismus Triumphatus consequently brought the full apparatus of empirical methodology to bear on the subject of apparitions and witchcraft, and found at least some reports thereof credible. Primarily

In: Empirical Form and Religious Function
Author: Michael Dopffel

Knowledge and one of the foremost propagators and defenders of natural philosophy. The Saducismus Triumphatus consequently brought the full apparatus of empirical methodology to bear on the subject of apparitions and witchcraft, and found at least some reports thereof credible. Primarily intended to

In: Empirical Form and Religious Function
Author: Michael Dopffel

adopting a rigorous standard of methodology and clear language, which would thereby also reestablish the dominion of mankind over nature. Bacon thus proposed a system of correspondence and communication between empiricists to confirm or disclaim their observations and theories of nature. The development of

In: Empirical Form and Religious Function
Author: Michael Dopffel

Adam’s. This entailed adopting a rigorous standard of methodology and clear language, which would thereby also reestablish the dominion of mankind over nature. Bacon thus proposed a system of correspondence and communication between empiricists to confirm or disclaim their observations and theories of

In: Empirical Form and Religious Function
Author: Michael Dopffel

methodology and Latitudinarian theology had been appreciated as maintaining a civil and reasonable discourse on mankind’s relationship with the spiritual world, with some allowance for Puritan particularities, claims of direct and personal interaction with God and Christ were overwhelmingly assumed to be

In: Empirical Form and Religious Function
Author: Michael Dopffel

). Their mingling with ‘enthusiastic’ Dissenting groups such as the Quakers and Philadelphians only fortified the convictions of the more mainstream Protestant churches that their claims of supernatural experiences were dangerous delusions (cf. Schneider 146–47). Where empirical methodology and

In: Empirical Form and Religious Function
Author: Michael Dopffel

. apparitions of spirits” (qtd. in Harley 33–34) with which to disprove the unreasonable and radical beliefs of enthusiasm and atheism. Poole’s methodology was Baconian, as he considered most potentially providential occurrences recorded until then were “false & foolish & unwitnessed fictions” which would

In: Empirical Form and Religious Function
Author: Michael Dopffel

Harley 33–34) with which to disprove the unreasonable and radical beliefs of enthusiasm and atheism. Poole’s methodology was Baconian, as he considered most potentially providential occurrences recorded until then were “false & foolish & unwitnessed fictions” which would “discredit all true relations

In: Empirical Form and Religious Function