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Sir Thomas Browne and his "Religio Medici" an Appreciation

by Whyte, Alexander

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Published by Hard Press .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages40
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11683765M
ISBN 101406917486
ISBN 109781406917482

Sir Thomas Browne () was the son of a prosperous London merchant who died while his son was still young. Browne attended Winchester College and Oxford, then spent several years studying medicine at Montpellier, Padua, and Leiden, before receiving his MD in Immediately download the Sir Thomas Browne and his 'Religio Medici' summary, chapter-by-chapter analysis, book notes, essays, quotes, character descriptions, lesson plans, and more - everything you need for studying or teaching Sir Thomas Browne and his 'Religio Medici'.

  A seventeenth-century polymath, Browne’s major works are Religio Medici (), essaying his relatively tolerant religious views in a violently sectarian age, and Hydriotaphia, or Urne-Buriall (), a meditation on death and the human condition sparked by the archeological discovery of 1, year-old urns filled with human ashes.. But it is his magnum opus, Pseudodoxia Epidemica, or. Sir Thomas Browne is one of the supreme stylists of the English language: a coiner of words and spinner of phrases to rival Shakespeare; the wielder of a weird and wonderful erudition; an inquiring spirit in the mold of Montaigne. Browne was an inspiration to the Romantics as well as to W.G. Sebald, and his work is quirky, sonorous, and enchanting.

The book has yet to go out of print and as Browne’s biographer Jeremiah Finch rightly notes, the book “appears on virtually every list of ‘great books.’”[31] It has been compared with Augustine’s Confessions; and one popular twentieth-century edition includes Religio Medici in a single volume together with Boethius’s Consolation. Sir Thomas Browne: A Study in Religious Philosophy. In this Book This original and perceptive study of the writings of the great seventeenth-century author of Religio Medici offers the general reader a view of the intellectual world of Browne's time, and for the special student of the period provides a more extended exploration of Browne's.


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: Sir Thomas Browne and his 'Religio Medici' an Appreciation eBook: Whyte, Alexander: Kindle Store/5(3). Sir Thomas Browne and his 'Religio Medici': An Appreciation by Alexander Whyte. Download; Bibrec; Bibliographic Record. Author: Whyte, Alexander, Title: Sir Thomas Browne and his 'Religio Medici': An Appreciation Language: English: LoC Class: PR: Language and Literatures: English literature: Subject: Browne, Thomas, Sir, Sir Thomas Browne, (born Oct.

19,London—died Oct. 19,Norwich, Norfolk, Eng.), English physician and author, best known for his book of reflections, Religio Medici. After studying at Winchester and Oxford, Browne probably was an assistant to a doctor near Oxford.

After taking his M.D. at Leiden inhe practiced at Shibden Hall near Halifax, in Yorkshire, fromuntil. Religio Medici (The Religion of a Doctor) by Sir Thomas Browne is a spiritual testament and an early psychological self-portrait. Published in after an unauthorized version was distributed the previous year, it became a European best-seller which brought its author fame at home and abroad.

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$ $ Free shipping. Professional book dealer in Atlantic City with storefront since Seller Rating: % positive. Sir Thomas Browne: A Life is the first full-scale biography of the extraordinary prose artist, physician, and polymath.

With the help of recent archival discoveries, the biography recasts each phase of Browne's life () and situates his incomparable writings within the diverse intellectual and social contexts in which he lived, including London, Winchester, Oxford, Montpellier, Padua. At age thirty, Sir Thomas Browne wrote Religio Medici, an explanation and analysis of his religious belief in relationship to his profession as a medical ed as a personal meditation.

Religio Medici. The Religion of a Doctor. Sir Thomas Browne. A spiritual testament and an early psychological self-portrait. Published in after an unauthorized version was distributed the previous year, it became a European best-seller which brought its author fame at home and abroad.

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The Religio Medici was Sir Thomas Browne’s first book, and the Christian Morals was his last; but the two books are of such affinity to one another that they will always be thought of together. Only, the style that was already almost too rich for our modern taste in the Religio absolutely cloys and clogs us in the Morals.

Religio Medici honestly and easily believing that, and glad to have such a secret and sincere and devout book in his hand,--it is only he who will truly enjoy the book, and who will gather the same gain out of it that its author enjoyed and gained out of it himself.

In short, the properly prepared and absolutely ingenuous reader of the Religio Medici must be a second Thomas Browne himself. Rate this book. Clear rating. 1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars. Religio Medici by Thomas Browne ratings, average rating, 33 reviews Open Preview Religio Medici ― Thomas Browne, Religio Medici.

13 likes. Like. Religio Medici (The Religion of a Doctor) sets out Sir Thomas Browne's spiritual testament as well as being an early psychological self-portrait.

In its day, the book was a European best-seller. It was published in by the newly-qualified physician, and its unorthodox views placed it swiftly upon the Papal Index Librorum Prohibitorum in Religio Medici is a peculiar and idiosyncratic collection of meditations on philosophy and religion by it's author, Thomas Browne.

It's sort of halfway between Montaigne's Essays and Thomas de Quincy's Confessions. Browne was a learned and thoughtful man and, while his prose is meandering and anfractuous, it is also beautiful/5(33). Sir Thomas Browne, c From his book, Religio Medici, published in Illustration: courtesy of UniversalImagesGroup/Getty Images Aldersey-Williams finds more than words to wonder at in Browne.

In English literature: Prose styles. In the Religio Medici () and in “The Garden of Cyrus” and “Hydriotaphia, Urn Burial; or, A Discourse of the Sepulchral Urns Lately Found in Norfolk” (both printed ) of Sir Thomas Browne, the loose style serves a mind delighting in paradox and unanswerable speculation, content with.

Read More. Overview Religio Medici () is a spiritual memoir by English physician and author Sir Thomas Browne. Translated as "The Religion of a Doctor," Religio Medici expresses Browne's views on a wide range of scientific and religious e some of these views were unorthodox at the time and controversial, Browne may not have intended the tract to be published.

Buy Religio Medici: The Religion of a Doctor Top Classic Historical Books - Medical and Medicine by Browne, Sir Thomas (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: Religio Medici: to which is Added Hydriotaphia, Or Urn-burial: A Discourse on Sepulchral Urns.

Sir Thomas Browne. Washbourne, - Christian ethics - pages. 0 Reviews. Thus there are two books from whence I collect my divinity—besides that written one of God. Religio medici with the Observations of Sir Kenelm Digby (), edited by Henry Morley. Some of the success of Relgio medici has been attributed to the observations made by natural philospher and courtier Sir Kenelm Digby (–).Digby read Religio medici while he was under house arrest and he formed and penned his observations all within 24 hours of receiving a copy.

Description: In its day, Religio Medici was a best-seller all throughout Europe. Even to this da y, it is widely circulated among no vel-ists and book seems to be a type of personal memoir. In it, Sir Thomas Browne deeply ruminates about the world. His reflections are often theological-.

Printer Andrew Crooke initially published the book without Browne’s knowledge from a manuscript copy that had been circulating for some time. Browne subsequently sent a corrected version to Crooke, who published an authorized edition in Frontispiece to the first, unauthorized edition of Browne’s Religio Medici, About Religio Medici and Urne-Buriall.

Sir Thomas Browne is one of the supreme stylists of the English language: a coiner of words and spinner of phrases to rival Shakespeare; the wielder of a weird and wonderful erudition; an inquiring spirit in the mold of Montaigne.