A Study of the Chuchih $Ch'unch\hat{e}ng$, or 'Proofs of Providence,' with Emphasis on Its Impression and Value

동양문고소장 중간본 "주제군징"에 대하여 -특히 판본과 그 자료적 가치를 중심으로-

  • 심우준 (중앙대학교 도서관리과)
  • Published : 1970.12.01


The writer discusses about the value of the two-volume Chuchih $Ch'unch\hat{e}ng$ in the Toyo Bunko in terms of its history and contents. The book is an incomplete reprint without preface. However, it has no error in its contents through the three elaborate revisions. The writer defines the book as a scientific and religious work. The author shows in the first volume his hypothesis, analysis, and conclusion, of the order of the things in the universe and in the second volume tries to prove the God's existence and Divine Providence. The proofs presented are related to the scientific thoughts of the West in the 17th century.