Section: Staff Profiles
John Henry works on the history of science and medicine from the Renaissance to the nineteenth century. He is particularly interested in the relationships of, and interactions between, science, medicine, magic, philosophy and religion in the Renaissance and early modern period. He has recently published a new edition and translation of Jean Fernel's (1497-1558), On the Hidden Causes of Things (1548), a major magical text in the history of Renaissance medicine (publisher's notice). Other recent publications include: The Scientific Revolution and the Origins of Modern Science, Studies in European History. Third Edition, revised (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008, publisher's notice), and A Short History of Scientific Thought (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, publisher's notice).
"Boyle and Cosmical Qualities" [read article on Science studies site: www.ssu.sps.ed.ac.uk/research/henry/henry_boyle.html], in Robert Boyle Reconsidered, edited by Michael Hunter (© Cambridge University Press, 1994), pp. 119-38. By permission of Cambridge University Press.
"'Pray do not ascribe that notion to me': God and Newton's Gravity" [read article on Science studies site: www.ssu.sps.ed.ac.uk/research/henry/henry_pray.html], in The Books of Nature and Scripture: Recent Essays on Natural Philosophy, Theology and Biblical Criticism in the Netherlands of Spinoza's Time and the British Isles of Newton's Time, edited by James E. Force and Richard H. Popkin (Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 1994), pp.123-47.
"Palaeontology and Theodicy: Religion, Politics and the Asterolepis of StromnessÓ [read article on Science studies site: www.ssu.sps.ed.ac.uk/research/henry/henry_palae.html], in Hugh Miller and the Controversies of Victorian Science, edited by Michael Shortland (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996), pp. 151-70. Copyright © Oxford University Press, 1996. By permission of Oxford University Press.
English text of "La Nature, l'Eglise et l'Etat" [read article on Science studies site: www.ssu.sps.ed.ac.uk/research/henry/henry_nature.html], Les Cahiers de Science et Vie, No. 45 (June, 1998) [special issue on "Science anglaise, science francaise"], pp. 80-86.
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