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The Eight Theses of Giordano Bruno: Point 2

The Eight Theses of Giordano Bruno: Point 2

Our discussion continues with the second assertion of Bruno, which he refused to recant: 2) The doctrine of the infinite universe and infinite worlds in conflict with the idea of Creation: “He who denies the infinite in effect denies the infinite power. Giordano Bruno was truly a man out of time. He was born in an age when the Church was becoming very restrictive in its views of so-called heretical teachings. If he had lived in Ficino’s day, he probably would not…

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The Eight Theses of Giordano Bruno: Point 1

The Eight Theses of Giordano Bruno: Point 1

There were eight philosophical propositions of Giordano Bruno, collected by his tormentor, Cardinal Bellarmine, that Bruno would not recant. In this article, I will discuss the first, and then follow with the remainder in a series of articles. Hopefully, we will be able to understand the value of these teachings, and why Bruno went to a fiery death to defend them. 1) The statement of “two real and eternal principles of existence: the soul of the world and the original…

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