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Lee Gatiss and Stephen Walton brought the following email from Amazon to my attention.  Speaks for itself.  Those confused by the connection should realise that John Owen, in addition to being the greatest Puritan theologian of his day, was also a pioneer in the realm of telecommunications.  He was, after all, the first man to tie two tin cans together with a piece of string and use them as a means of ordering a pizza from Ye Olde Englishe Pizza Hutte next door.  The ascription of this act to Edmund Campion, SJ, is mere Catholic propaganda -- he used porcelain bowls and a shoe lace and it didn't work.  Anyway, this book looks like a real page turner for the theologically inclined out there:

Greetings from Amazon.co.uk,

As someone who has purchased or rated John Owen: Reformed Catholic, Renaissance Man (Great Theologians) by Carl R. Trueman, you might like to know that Oliver Heaviside - Maverick Mastermind of Electricity will be released on 28 April 2009.  You can pre-order yours for just £28.50 by following the link below.

Oliver Heaviside - Maverick Mastermind of Electricity Oliver Heaviside - Maverick Mastermind of Electricity
Basil Mahon
RRP: £30.00
Price: £28.50
You Save: £1.50 (5%)

Release Date: 28 April 2009

Pre-order now!

Product Description
One of the great pioneers of electrical science, Oliver Heaviside (1850-1925) was a self-educated, fiercely independent genius who cared nothing for social or mathematical conventions. Among many achievements, he showed how to rid telephone lines of distortion and put Maxwell s wonderful but hitherto inaccessible theory of electromagnetism into its modern form. In his writings, and in life, he was always provocative, often amusing, sometimes infuriating, but never dull. This is a compelling account of Heaviside s life with a powerful insight into his scientific thinking and why it has been so influential.

Posted April 21, 2009 @ 4:05 PM by Rodney Trotter

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