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Galileo Antichrist - 9780753822104

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  • Product code: BHLCN
  • ISBN: 9780753822104
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 21.0cm x 14.2cm
  • Pages: 304
  • Publish date: 22/01/2009

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Galileo Antichrist - 9780753822104

Michael White


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Groundbreaking biography of Galileo, one of the greatest scientists and religious heretics in history A giant of science, Galileo's achievements allow him to be bracketed alongside Newton, Einstein and Darwin. A devout Roman Catholic, his genius threw him into conflict with his Church and his refusal to back down turned him into a martyr for many. Here, bestselling author Michael White gets to grips with the man and the world he challenged. Both biography and exploration of a time when religious and scientific understanding had become deeply and dangerously intertwined, GALILEO ANTICHRIST traces the path that led to its subject's denunciation as a heretic. And here the story is tainted with the suggestion of conspiracy and cover up. For while it is perfectly possible to view Galileo's collision with the Catholic Church as near inevitable, White draws on evidence recently discovered in the Vatican archives to question the accepted reasons for his trial. In doing so he shows why Galileo became such a contentious figure, so contentious in fact that, centuries later, the Pope, then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger felt driven to declare the process against the father of science as 'reasonable and just'.

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Product Details

  • Product code: BHLCN
  • ISBN: 9780753822104
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 21.0cm x 14.2cm
  • Pages: 304
  • Publish date: 22/01/2009

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