By John P. McCarthy,Edmondo F. Lupieri
two decades ahead of his recognized trial, Galileo Galilei had spent years rigorously contemplating how the result of his personal telescopic observations of the heavens in addition to his convictions concerning the fact of the Copernican conception might be aligned with the Catholic Church's place on biblical interpretation and the authority of the magisterium. The fabricated from those years used to be an unpublished letter to the Grand Duchess Christina of Tuscany, the mum of his shopper, Cosimo II de' Medici.
Much has replaced for the reason that this letter was once written in 1615, yet a lot has remained an analogous. This selection of articles through popular overseas students offers the ancient context of the letter in addition to an outline of the medical international of Galileo. It additionally explores these concerns that make this 1615 letter a record for our time: the general public position of non secular authority, the reality of the Bible, and the connection of clinical inquiry to social justice. Galileo's letter to Christina has develop into a vintage textual content within the background of the connection among technology and faith within the West for reliable cause; this quantity explores why the letter has earned its rightful position as a vintage even for today.
"This singular e-book, without delay instructive and pleasant to learn, returns readers to Galileo's recognized letter to Grand Duchess Christina. right here Galileo shines forth not just because the iconic determine of recent technology he has develop into, yet extra strangely as, on stability, a latest interpreter of Scripture. a truly superb booklet indeed."
--David Tracy, Professor of Theology and the Philosophy of Religions within the Divinity institution of The college of Chicago
"This outstanding interdisciplinary examine of Galileo's wide-ranging paintings comprises chapters from the views of philosophy and heritage, theology, physics, and mathematics. His achievements stand out in such medical thought-experiments as these on time and mechanics and in his reflections on how technological know-how and faith are similar, as recorded in his attention-grabbing letter to the Grand Duchess Christina. The authors expertly show and distill the modern importance of Galileo's experiments, innovations, and understandings."
--Mary Gerhart, Professor Emerita of spiritual reviews, Hobart & William Smith schools; co-author of New Maps for Old: Explorations in technology and Religion
John P. McCarthy is affiliate Professor of Systematic Theology, the previous chair of the Theology division at Loyola college Chicago, and a learn Fellow on the middle for Theological Inquiry, Princeton, New Jersey.
Edmondo F. Lupieri holds the toilet Cardinal Cody Endowed Chair in Theology and is Professor of latest testomony and Early Christianity at Loyola college Chicago and President of ItalCultura. he's the writer of In nome di Dio (2014).