Wednesday, May 4, 2016

From My Commonplace: A Hymn to God's Glory

"Newton's intent in all his work was to make men more pious and devout, more reverent in the face of God's creation.  His aim was not that men rise to their feet in freedom but that they fall to their knees in awe.  So for Newton himself, the answer to the question where does God fit into the universe? was plain.  God sat enthroned at the center of creation.  Newton had always known it; he had always seen his work as a hymn to God's glory, though one written in curves and equations rather than notes on a staff.  Now his dazzling success in the Principia provided still further evidence of the magnificence of God's design." p. 308
~Edward Dolnick, The Clockwork Universe
(Fascinating book, by the way.  I took AP Calculus in high school and even passed the AP test, but had no idea that calculus actually had a real purpose.  Or that it had been invented, kind of out of nowhere.  Sort of wild to think about.)

My Bookbag This Week:
Devotional: The Daily Office Lectionary Readings and Prayers from The Trinity Mission
 The Rising: Living the Mysteries of Lent, Easter, and Pentecost (Wright)
Theological: On The Incarnation (St. Athanasius, with introduction by CS Lewis)
AO Book Discussion Group: I Promessi Sposi (Manzoni)
Personal Choice: The Story of King Arthur and His Knights (Pyle) – Pre-reading for AO Year 5
With my Hubby: Emma (Austen)
Family Read-Aloud Literature: Little Britches (Moody)
*I am also reading Charlotte Mason's Volume 6 for a local CM book club, but these meetings are infrequent and so I just read the brief section assigned as our meetings come up.   

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1 comment:

  1. That's a fabulous book list! And that quote made me get on Amazon and purchase the book. Thanks for this, Jen.