Dr. Melissa Cain Travis hosts this Zoom video tutorial on her 2022 book, Thinking God’s Thoughts: Johannes Kepler and the Miracle of Cosmic Comprehensibility. It is composed of a presentation followed by interactive discussion with the participants.
A host of philosophers, theologians, scientists, and mathematicians of the Great Western Tradition have been struck by the uncanny interconnection between three fundamentally distinct domains of reality: nature, mathematics, and the human mind. This resonance has been discussed since antiquity and often attributed to a transcendent rational source of both material and immaterial aspects of reality. Johannes Kepler, a devout Christian who was greatly influenced by this intellectual tradition, was convinced that a tripartite harmony of archetype, copy, and image explained the interconnections that made his natural philosophy possible--that allowed him to share in God's own thoughts. Dr. Travis demonstrates that Keplerian natural theology is a more robust explanation of cosmic comprehensibility than ever before.
"The presentation & conversation was fabulous! Thank you for doing this and I hope you continue to do more."
— W. Brown, meeting participant
You'll receive the 1 hour and 40 minute video that includes a presentation by Dr. Melissa Cain Travis, followed by a group discussion led by Dr. Travis, a transcript of the video, and a discussion guide that includes recommended reading related to the topic of the presentation.