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Title: The Interplay among Alchemy, Theology and Philosophy in the Late Middle Ages: The Cases of Roger Bacon and John of Rupescissa
Authors: Rinotas, Athanasios
UNESCO Clasification: 55 Historia
Keywords: Alchemy
Roger Bacon
John of Rupescissa
Issue Date: 2017
Journal: Vegueta: Anuario de la Facultad de Geografía e Historia 
Abstract: During the Late Middle Ages, alchemy attracted the interest of many eminent scholars, yet alchemy´s constant failure to produce the philosopher´s stone veiled the art with a cloak of scorn. In this article, I examine the cases of Roger Bacon and of John of Rupescissa, both of whom entwined alchemy with philosophy and theology, portraying the hermetic art as a salutary practice for humanity and the Church. Therefore, my scrutiny of their works aims to demostrate alchemy´s desire, albeit somewhat implicit, for recognition and legitimization.
ISSN: 1133-598X
Source: Vegueta : Anuario de la Facultad de Geografía e Historia [ISSN 1133-598X], n. 17, p. 161-173
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Vegueta. n.17, 2017 
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