Religio Medici

by Sir Thomas Browne

Summary

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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Born: October 19, 1605
Died: October 19, 1682
Related topics: Antiquities, Early works, Criticism, interpretation, etc., English prose literature--Early modern, England--Norfolk, …
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