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By Margret Schuchard

Bernhard Varenius' books stimulated the heritage of technological know-how in this sort of approach that Isaac Newton, Alexander von Humboldt and Tsar Peter the nice all said him. Varenius wrote the 1st accomplished description of Japan (Descriptio regni Japoniae, 1649) from a eu point of view, solely according to a variety of resources. however the influence of his Geographia generalis (1650) explains his rating one of the founding fathers of geography as a technology. He known as 'general' geography a department of (applied) arithmetic which doesn't care for local specifics. The contributions during this e-book specialise in his multi-faceted paintings, the impact of his books and the tragically brief lifetime of this younger polymath from Germany who benefited from the intellectually stimulating milieu of Leiden and Amsterdam. members contain: Horst Walter Blanke, Reinhard Duchting, Klaus Lehmann, Robert Mayhew, Sandra Rebok, Folker Reichert, Frank Richter, Margret Schuchard, Denis J.B. Shaw, Ulrich Staffhorst, Johann Anselm Steiger, Rienk H. Vermij, and Ernst-Christian Volkmann.

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In the course of the seventeenth century the idea develops that where God’s divine agency and man’s actions concur (allowing for contingency), we Ànd providentia generalis in all creation, providentia specialis in all living beings (and in believers, in particular, we see providentia specialissima). ) and Gregor Ahn, „Religion I“ (514) in Theologische Real-Enzyklopädie 28, Berlin 1997. 26 Varenius was captivated by his generation’s fascination with mathematics, and his curiosity was equally roused by the ‘special’ phenomena accessible through experience.

Funeral sermon by Johannes Saubert about Ernst Cregel (Altdorf 1674), the son of Varenius’ successor and brother-in-law of August Varenius. Here we learn that his father Heino Cregel was responsible for about twenty parishes in the vicinity. 11 Funeral sermon on Ernst Cregel, 27f. 9 varenius and his family 17 The Varenius Brothers In the Àfth generation of the family, I should like to sketch August’s life before that of his younger and (to us) so much more interesting brother. For August’s biography the sermon preached at his funeral is a mine of information which allows us to trace the main stages of his life in details that are sadly absent in the case of Bernhard.

Popkin, Dordrecht 1990, 9 . M. Rademaker, Life and Work of Gerardus Joannes Vossius (1577–1649), Assen 1981, 368f. 23 Popkin, “Polytheism, Deism, and Newton,” Essays on the Context, Nature, and InÁuence of Isaac Newton’s Theology, eds. James E. Force and Richard H. Popkin, Dordrecht 1990, 30. 24 Popkin, “The Crisis”, 11f; “Polytheism”, 28f. varenius and his family 25 that other geographical parts of the world were equally associated with their respective religions. 25 Certainly Varenius was not a man to be satisÀed with the compiling and editing of what was known already as an end in itself.

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