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    Title
    Nostradamus : a healer of souls in the Renaissance English edition.
    Author
    Crouzet, Denis, 1953- author.  
    Publisher:
    Polity,
    Pub date:
    [2018]
    Physical desc:
    xi, 382 pages ;
    ISBN:
    9781509507696
    Copy info:
    1 copy available in Shelved by call number, A-L 4th Floor, N-Z 3rd Floor.
    1 copy total in all locations.
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      BF1815 .N8 C75713 2018 1 Book Shelved by call number, A-L 4th Floor, N-Z 3rd Floor

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ISBN:
9781509507696
ISBN:
1509507698
ISBN:
9781509507702
ISBN:
1509507701
Personal Author:
Crouzet, Denis, 1953- author.
Uniform title:
[Nostradamus. English]
Title:
Nostradamus : a healer of souls in the Renaissance / Denis Crouzet ; translated by Mark Greengrass.
Edition:
English edition.
Publication info:
Cambridge, UK ; Medford, MA : Polity, [2018]
Copyright notice:
©2018
Physical descrip:
xi, 382 pages ; 23 cm
General Note:
Machine generated contents note: Translator's Preface Introduction. Fragments of History 1. The Place Beyond Words 2. A Self-Contradictory Utterance 3. Treasures Beneath an Oak Tree 4. A Would-Be Astrophile 5. Thresholds Dependant on Subjectivity 6. An Evangelist Cogito 7. 'For the Common Profit of Mankind' 8. 'A Burning Mirror' 9. Divine Light 10. From the All to the One 11. The Word of Creation 12. An Episteme of Reason 13. Sacredness and Nothingness 14. The Energetics of Obscurity 15. Powers of Evil 16. Man Against Man 17. All the Sins of the World 18. The Horror that Invites Horror 19. Faith: Trial and Tribulations 20. From Alpha to Omega 21. The Philology of Angst 22. The Panic Paradox 23. The Eschataology of the Rainbow 24. The Ontological Turn 25. Liberty in Christ By Way of Conclusion: Why Nostradamus? Notes Chronology Sources and Bibliography.
Bibliography note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-370) and index.
Summary:
"One of the most enigmatic figures in history, Nostradamus - apothecary, astrologer and soothsayer - is a continual source of fascination. Indeed, his predictions are so much the stock-in-trade of the wildest merchants of imminent Doom that one could be forgiven for ignoring the fact that Michel de Nostredame, 1503-1566, was a figure firmly rooted in the society of the French Renaissance. In this bold new account of the life and work of Nostradamus, Denis Crouzet shows that any attempt to interpret his Prophecies at face value is misguided. Nostradamus was not trying to predict the future. He saw himself, rather, as 'prophesying', i.e. bringing the Word of God to humankind. In a century marked by the extreme violence of the Wars of Religion, Nostradamus' profound Christian faith placed him among the 'evangelicals' of his generation. Rejecting the confessional tensions tearing Europe apart, he sought to coax his readers towards an interiorised piety, based on the essential presence of Christ. Like Rabelais, for whom laughter was a therapy to help one cope with the misery of the times, Nostradamus saw himself as a physician of the soul as much as of the body. His unveiling of the menacing and horrendous events which await us in the future was a way of frightening his readers into the realisation that inner hatred was truly the greatest peril of all, to which the sole remedy was to live in the love and peace of Christ. This inspired interpretation penetrates the imaginative world of Nostradamus, a man whose life is as mysterious as his writings. It shows him in a completely new dimension, securing for him a significant place among the major thinkers of the Renaissance"-- Provided by publisher.
Personal subject:
Nostradamus, 1503-1566.
Subject term:
Prophets--France--Biography.
Subject term:
Prophecies (Occultism)--France--History--16th century.
Genre:
Biography. fast (OCoLC)fst01423686
Genre:
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added author:
Greengrass, Mark, 1949- translator.

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