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The Eight Theses of Giordano Bruno: Point 8, Body and Soul are One

The Eight Theses of Giordano Bruno: Point 8, Body and Soul are One

The final point of heresy brought against Giordano Bruno reads thusly: 8) The opposition to the doctrine of St. Thomas on the soul, the spiritual reality held captive in the body and not considered as the form of the human body. Bruno, for most of his career, spoke out fiercely against the Aristotelianism that had gripped the Church. His ideas on Soul, heavily influenced by Egyptian thinking and Hermeticism, were far from what Christian Aristotelianism taught. Bruno, in contrast to…

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