Who Is Nicholas of Cusa and Why Is He Coming to Gettysburg?

Nicholas of Cusa (1401-1464) was one of the leading intellectual figures of the fifteenth century. Born at Kues (in Latin, Cusa) in Germany and often known by the Latin name Cusanus, he was a philosopher, theologian, and eventually a cardinal of the Catholic Church. An exemplary Renaissance man, he also made contributions in mathematics, natural …

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