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Fortune-telling Predictions in the Light of Faith and Reason. Religious Aspects of „Informacya matematyczna” by Wojciech Bystrzonowski

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dc.contributor.author Raubo, Grzegorz
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-23T12:02:38Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-23T12:02:38Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.citation Tematy i Konteksty nr specjalny 1(2020), s. 150–165 pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.identifier.issn 2299-8365
dc.identifier.uri http://repozytorium.ur.edu.pl/handle/item/6059
dc.description Translated by Piotr Cymbalista. pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.description.abstract This article is focused on the criticism of the prophecies presented by Wojciech Bystrzonowski, an encyclopaedist and populariser of science, in his work „Informacya matematyczna” [Mathematical Information] (1743, 1749). The author discusses prophecies of sorcerers, physiognomy, palmistry, prophetic dreams and astrological predictions. He examines the cases of magical practices combined with religious beliefs, which he regards as dangerous manifestations of superstition. He also demonstrates that fortune-telling cannot be compatible with faith or the fundamental principles of rational reasoning. Furthermore, he emphasizes that for a critical evaluation of such predictions, the Jesuit rules for the discernment of spirits can be applied. The issues addressed in Bystrzonowski’s work are characteristic of the atmosphere of the intellectual change that took place in late Baroque and early Enlightenment. pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.language.iso eng pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.publisher Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Rzeszowskiego pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Międzynarodowe *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ *
dc.subject Baroque pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.subject Enlightenment pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.subject literature pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.subject predictions pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.subject prophecies pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.subject religion pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.subject rationalism pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.title Fortune-telling Predictions in the Light of Faith and Reason. Religious Aspects of „Informacya matematyczna” by Wojciech Bystrzonowski pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.type article pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.identifier.doi 10.15584/tik.spec.eng.2020.8


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