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The Pursuit of Harmony: Kepler on Cosmos, Confession, and Community

Aviva Rothman


The Pursuit of Harmony follows astronomer Johannes Kepler and his efforts to establish harmony across the religious, scientific, and political boundaries of seventeenth-century Europe. Kepler, it argues, hoped to harness his vision of cosmic harmony to a new vision of political and religious harmony, in which diverse perspectives could coexist in one peaceful community. The book situates Kepler at the heart of confessional struggles about the future of Lutheranism and its relationship to other Christian confessions, at the center of debates within the Republic of Letters about the new science, ... More

Keywords: Kepler, harmony, seventeenth century, science, Holy Roman Empire, Reformation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780226496979
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226497020.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Aviva Rothman, author
University of Chicago