Francis Bacon’s “New Atlantis”

By |2019-09-03T14:27:45-05:00January 12th, 2018|Categories: Books, Christianity, Francis Bacon, Imagination, Literature, Religion, Science|

The New Atlantis is at once a fable, a work of political philosophy, and a religious text. The god that it preaches on behalf of is the humanistic god of the Enlightenment— with reason, knowledge, science, and progress as its sacred values… The spirit of the Enlightenment is vividly captured in Francis Bacon’s unfinished [...]