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Retrying Galileo, 1633-1992
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Retrying Galileo, 1633-1992

Maurice Finocchiaro

Abstract

In 1633, at the end of one of the most famous trials in history, the Inquisition condemned Galileo for contending that the Earth moves and that the Bible is not a scientific authority. Galileo's condemnation set off a controversy that has acquired a fascinating life of its own and that continues to this day. This book examines the entire span of the Galileo affair from his condemnation to his alleged rehabilitation by the Pope in 1992. Filled with primary sources, many translated into English for the first time, the book aims to acquaint readers with the historical facts of the trial, its afte ... More

Keywords: Galileo, Inquisition, Earth, Bible, scientific authority, condemnation, rehabilitation, Pope

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780520242616
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520242616.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maurice Finocchiaro, author