By Richard J. Blackwell
Galileo's trial in 1633 sooner than the Roman Inquisition is without doubt one of the most often pointed out themes within the background of technological know-how. Galileo's come across with the Catholic Church was once not just a massive turning element within the heritage of western tradition; it's the paradigm case of the conflict among the institutional authority of faith and the authority of medical cause, a conflict that has helped to outline the fashionable era.
"Embedded here's a actual jewel: Blackwell's powerfully illuminating and sobering portrayal of Galileo's fraught family members with the Jesuit astronomer Christopher Scheiner. i do know of no different account that indicates with such readability the theological constraints that sure the Catholic protagonists within the notorious 'Galileo affair' and the way backstage those constraints advanced and hardened." —Owen Gingerich, Professor Emeritus, Harvard-Smithsonian middle for Astrophysics
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