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Thinkers of the Modern Age

Nicholas of Cusa
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1440 The Pagans Named God in Various Ways in Relation to Created Things

On Learned IgnoranceBook. I, Ch. XXV-XXVI

Johannes Kepler
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1609 A short treatise of biblical exegesis in "Astronomia Nova"

Astronomia Nova (1609), Introduction

1609 How to read the Bible in the light of the New Astronomical Discoveries

Astronomia Nova

1619 Astronomy and Speculation into the Celestial Harmonies

Harmonices Mundi (1619), book V, ch. III

1619 Prayers to God Creator in "Harmonies of the World"

Harmonices Mundi (1619), lib. V, ch. IX and X

Robert Boyle
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1661 The Architectonic Principle of the World

The Sceptical Chymist, 1661

1690 A Classical Example of Anglican Apologetics, from "Christian Virtuoso"

The Christian Virtuoso, 1690

1691 Nature as a Book in Robert Boyle's Works

A selection of quotes from the Works of Robert Boyle

John Ray
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1691 Natural History and Experimental Philosophy as Preparative to Theology

The Wisdom of God manifested in the Works of Creation, 1691

Gilbert Burnet
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1692 Robert Boyle’s funeral Sermon

Robert Boyle’s funeral Sermon

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
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1697 The Ultimate Origin of Things

De rerum originatione radicali, 1697

Roger J. Boscovich
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1763 A Metaphysical Appendix from the Theory of Natural Philosophy

Theory of Natural Philosophy (1763) 

Charles R. Darwin
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1842 The Role of a Hypothetic Creator is Compatible with the Evolution of the Biological Species

A Sketch written in 1842, and the Conclusions of the 1st and 2nd edition of The Origin of Species, 1859 and 1860

1882 My Religious Belief

The Autobiography of Charles R. Darwin 1809-1882, edited by his grand-daughter Nora Barlow

Søren Kierkegaard
John Henry Newman
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1861 Galileo, Revelation, and the Educated Man

Philosophical Readings on Cardinal John Henry Newman, 1961

James C. Maxwell
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1878 Paradoxical Philosophy

a book review published on Nature vol. XIX (1878)

Maurice Blondel
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1893 A Philosophical Approach to Evolution

Action. Essay on a Critique of Life and a Science of Practice, 1893