“Francis Bacon: Philanthropy and the Instauration of Learning”

Watanabe, M. “Francis Bacon: Philanthropy and the Instauration of Learning.” Annals of Science 49 (1992): 163–73.

First Paragraph: “There exist numerous works on Francis Bacon, but relatively few are concerned with the religious motivation underlying his thought. This must be owing partly to the widely acknowledged but quite inappropriate opinion that Bacon contributed to the separation of learning from the Christian religion.  Moreover, in Western countries where Christianity is commonplace, only very few are aware of its effect on a modern thinker, while in Japan, where science and rational activities in general are considered to the Christian religion, little attention has been directed towards the possibility of scientific activities being promoted under the influence of Christianity.”

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