The Church and Galileo

The Church and Galileo

by Ernan McMullin

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University of Notre Dame Press
Publication date:
Studies in Science and the Humanities from the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1The heliocentric "heresy" : from suspicion to condemnation11
2The refusal to accommodate : Jesuit exegetes and the Copernican system38
3Setting the stage : Galileo in Tuscany, the Veneto, and Rome57
4Galileo's theological venture88
5The disputed injunction and its role in Galileo's trial117
6The church's ban on Copernicanism, 1616150
7The documents of Galileo's trial : recent hypotheses and historical criticism191
8New light on the Galileo affair?213
9Galileo, Urban VIII, and the prosecution of natural philosophers234
10Galileo's relapse : on the publication of the letter to the Grand Duchess Christina (1636)265
11Censorship of astronomy in Italy after Galileo279
12Galileo's "rehabilitation" : elbow-room in theology323
13The church's most recent attempt to dispel the Galileo myth340

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