BELIEVED IN GOD
after applying himself to things which he sees established in the best order and
directed by divine ruling, would not through contemplation and them and through
a certain habituation be awakened to that which is best and would not admire the
Artificer of all things, in Whom is all
happiness and every good? For the divine psalmist surely did not say
gratuitously that he took
pleasure in the workings of God and rejoiced in the works of His hands, unless
by means of those things as by some sort of vehicle we are transported to the
contemplation of the highest good?” (Copernicus, 1873, 10-11).
whom we can do nothing" (Ibid., 12).
Copernicus, Nicholas, On
The Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres. Thorn: Societas Copernicana,