"We have the knowledge not to search for divinity removed from us if we have it near; it is within us more than we ourselves are." - Giordano Bruno. Another portrait of greatness from The Swerve, Stephen Greenblatt's Pulitzer-prize winning stunner of a book. Giordano was also on the cutting edge of astronomy and "a delightful companion at the table, much given to the Epicurean life." Naturally, he was burned at the stake in 1600 after an eight year trial.