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'Finding the genuine light of nature': religion and science in the early modern period

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'Finding the genuine light of nature' : religion and science in the early modern period. / Price, Bronwen Anne.

The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Literature and Religion. ed. / Helen Wilcox; Andrew Hiscock. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017. p. 579-597.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

Harvard

Price, BA 2017, 'Finding the genuine light of nature': religion and science in the early modern period. in H Wilcox & A Hiscock (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Literature and Religion. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 579-597. <https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-oxford-handbook-of-early-modern-english-literature-and-religion-9780199672806?cc=gb&lang=en&>

APA

Price, B. A. (2017). 'Finding the genuine light of nature': religion and science in the early modern period. In H. Wilcox, & A. Hiscock (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Literature and Religion (pp. 579-597). Oxford University Press. https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-oxford-handbook-of-early-modern-english-literature-and-religion-9780199672806?cc=gb&lang=en&

Vancouver

Price BA. 'Finding the genuine light of nature': religion and science in the early modern period. In Wilcox H, Hiscock A, editors, The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Literature and Religion. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2017. p. 579-597

Author

Price, Bronwen Anne. / 'Finding the genuine light of nature' : religion and science in the early modern period. The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Literature and Religion. editor / Helen Wilcox ; Andrew Hiscock. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017. pp. 579-597

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