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Religio Medici

by Sir Thomas Browne

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In its day, Religio Medici was a best-seller all throughout Europe. Even to this day, it is widely circulated among novelists and writers. The book seems to be a type of personal memoir. In it, Sir Thomas Browne deeply ruminates about the world. His reflections are often theological--and possibly controversial (The book was eventually banned in the 17th century). Nevertheless, it contains beautiful phrases that express spiritual truths in new and interesting ways. The prose can be difficult to decipher at times, but the editor has provided notes where needed, explaining words and illusions. Many might enjoy getting lost in the powerful prose.

Tim Perrine
CCEL Staff Writer
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Sir Thomas Browne
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Born: October 19, 1605, St Michael, Cheapside, London, England
Died: October 19, 1682, Norfolk, England
Related topics: Antiquities, Browne, Thomas,--Sir,--1605-1682, Christian ethics, Christian life, Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Basic information: Sir Thomas Browne (19 October 1605 – 19 October 1682) was an English author of varied works which reveal his wide learning in diverse fields including medicine, religion, science and the esoteric. Browne's writings display a deep curiosity towards the natural world, influenced by the scientific revolution of Baconian enquiry, while his Christian faith exuded tolerance and goodwill towards humanity in an often intolerant era.
Popular works: Religio Medici, Christian Morals