Behind the Scenes at Galileo's Trial: Including the First English Translation of Melchior Inchofer's Tractatus syllepticus

Behind the Scenes at Galileo's Trial: Including the First English Translation of Melchior Inchofer's Tractatus syllepticus

by Richard J. Blackwell

Hardcover(1st Edition)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780268022013
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
Publication date: 09/15/2006
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Richard J. Blackwell is professor emeritus of philosophy, Saint Louis University. He is the author of numerous books, including Galileo, Bellarmine, and the Bible (University of Notre Dame Press, 1991).

Table of Contents


Preface     ix
Note to the Reader     xi
The Legal Case at Galileo's Trial: Impasse and Perfidy     1
Melchior Inchofer's Role in the Galileo Affair     29
The Scriptural Case against Copernicanism in 1633     45
Christopher Scheiner's Dilemma: Between Galileo and the Church     65
Fallibilism and Religion     93
Documents in Translation
Melchior Inchofer, Tractatus syllepticus (1633)     105
Jesuit Rules on Theology and Philosophy     207
Fifth General Congregation of the Society of Jesus (1593-94), Decree 41     207
Letter on the Solidity and Uniformity of Doctrine (1611)     209
Letter on Implementing the Ratio studiorum and on Following the Teachings of St. Thomas (1613)     212
Christopher Scheiner's Prodromus pro sole mobile, (1633; pub. 1651), book 1, chapter 1     219
Notes     223
Bibliography     233
Index to the Book (Chapters 1-5)     237
Index to the Translations (Appendices 1-3)     241

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