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The great chain of life

Joseph Wood Krutch

The great chain of life

by Joseph Wood Krutch

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Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode in London .
Written in English


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Statementby Joseph Wood Krutch ; with illustrations by Paul Landacre.
The Physical Object
Pagination227p. :
Number of Pages227
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18773113M

Examples of the Great Chain of Being in literature, science and political theory Aristotle/Ptolemy/Aquinas: The quintessential realm consisted of heavenly spheres, each one closer to God, or the Prime Mover, than the one below it. Dante’s Divine Comedy: In the third book, Paradise, Dante visits different personages ruling each of the planetary. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library.

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The Great Chain of Being is a hierarchical structure of all matter and life, thought in medieval Christianity to have been decreed by God.

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Genre/Form: Electronic book Electronic books: Additional Physical Format: Print version: Krutch, Joseph Wood, Great chain of life. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press. Great Chain of Being, also called Chain of Being, conception of the nature of the universe that had a pervasive influence on Western thought, particularly through the ancient Greek Neoplatonists and derivative philosophies during the European Renaissance and the 17th and early 18th centuries.

The term denotes three general features of the universe: plenitude, continuity, and gradation.The great chain of being is a strict, religious hierarchical structure of all matter and life, believed to have been decreed by chain starts from God and progresses downward to angels, demons (fallen/renegade angels), stars, moon, kings, princes, nobles, commoners, wild animals, domesticated animals, trees, other plants, precious stones, precious metals, and other minerals.The Great Chain of Life by Joseph Wood Krutch 23 ratings, average rating, 3 reviews The Great Chain of Life Quotes Showing of 1 “I have drawn from books written by learned experts and also upon my observation of living creatures in whom I have long delighted and with whom I have perhaps more sympathy than some of those who remain Author: Joseph Wood Krutch.