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The church and Galileo

Author: Ernan McMullin
Publisher: Notre Dame, Indiana : University of Notre Dame Press, [2005]
Series: Studies in science and the humanities from the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
An international group of scholars reflect on and reevaluate the seminal confrontation between Galileo and the Church, from the point of view of both Galileo and his ecclesiastical antagonists. In a series of thirteen essays, the authors offer new interpretations of the events, their background and their significance, in a number of cases based on newly released material from the Vatican archives. Together these  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Church history
Named Person: Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ernan McMullin
ISBN: 0268034834 9780268034832 0268034842 9780268034849
OCLC Number: 57549548
Description: xii, 391 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Heliocentric "heresy" : from suspicion to condemnation / Michel-Pierre Lerner --
Refusal to accommodate : Jesuit exegetes and the Copernican system / Irving A. Kelter --
Setting the stage : Galileo in Tuscany, the Veneto, and Rome / Michael H. Shank --
Galileo's theological venture / Ernan McMullin --
Disputed injunction and its role in Galileo's trial / Annibale Fantoli --
Church's ban on Copernicanism, 1616 / Ernan McMullin --
Documents of Galileo's trial : recent hypotheses and historical criticism / Francesco Beretta --
New light on the Galileo affair? / Mariano Artigas, Rafael Martínez, and William R. Shea --
Galileo, Urban VIII, and the prosecution of natural philosophers / Francesco Beretta --
Galileo's relapse : on the publication of the letter to the Grand Duchess Christina (1636) / Stéphane Garcia --
Censorship of astronomy in Italy after Galileo / John L. Heilbron --
Galileo's "rehabilitation" : elbow-room in theology / Michael Sharratt --
Church's most recent attempt to dispel the Galileo myth / George V. Coyne.
Series Title: Studies in science and the humanities from the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values.
Responsibility: edited by Ernan McMullin.


This collection of essays examines the relationship between the Roman Catholic Church and Galileo. This volume gives an account of Galileo and his turbulent relationship with the Roman Catholic  Read more...
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"An exceptionally fine work. . . . It becomes the new standard of reference on the relations of Galileo to the church. . . ." --Times Literary Supplement, May 12, 2006

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