Saturday, October 17, 2009
October 17: Reason His Only Religion (Vol. 3, pp. 253-265)
We get 17th century philosopher Thomas Browne's "Religio Medici" today, and it is wiggy, unreadable tripe -- a now-obscure rant on religion that doesn't make any sense. This is a good example of how a writer's reputation can fade upon the application of more critical judgments.