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Thomas Burnet was an English theologian and writer on cosmogony. Contents. 1 Life; 2 Works. Sacred Theory of the Earth; The Ancient Doctrine. The Sacred theory of the earth: containing an account of the original of the earth and of all the general changes which it hath already.
Skip to content Skip to section menu. Find out more x. Search the website Search the collection Search the shop. Collection online The Sacred Theory of the Earth. We think him a better Artist that makes a Clock that strikes regularly at every hour from the Springs and Wheels which he puts into the work, than he that hath so made his Clock that he must put his finger to it every hour to make it strike.
Some of the views expressed in this work, also known as Archaeologiae Philosophicae sive Doctrina Antiqua de Rerum Originibus , were so unacceptable to contemporary theologians that he had to resign his post at Court. In this he considered whether The Fall of Man was a symbolic event rather than literal history.
Burnet's treatise De Statu Mortuorum et Resurgentium was published posthumously in Paul's, criticised Gibbon and claimed that Burnet's views were exactly the opposite.
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Burnet's work had an influence on Samuel Taylor Coleridge. He is quoted at the beginning of the edition of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. The ridge Dorsa Burnet on the Moon was named after him.
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