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  • Galileo in Romeby William R. Shea

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 13.99

    A detailed, revisionist study of the life and career of the great Italian scientist offers a focused analysis of Galileo's relationship with the Catholic Church, discussing the theological furor caused by Galileo's Dialogue, the scientist's own role in the conflict, and the events of his trial by the Inquisition. (Biography). more...

  • Galileo in Rome: The Rise and Fall of a Troublesome Geniusby William R. Shea; Mariano Artigas

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 13.99

    Galileo's trial by the Inquisition is one of the most dramatic incidents in the history of science and religion. Today, we tend to see this event in black and white--Galileo all white, the Church all black. Galileo in Rome presents a much more nuanced account of Galileo's relationship with Rome. The book offers a fascinating account of the... more...

  • Selected Writingsby Galileo; Mark Davie; William R. Shea

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 10.99

    Philosophy is written in this great book which is continually open before our eyes - I mean the universe...'Galileo's astronomical discoveries changed the way we look at the world, and our place in the universe. Threatened by the Inquisition for daring to contradict the literal truth of the Bible, Galileo ignited a scientific revolution when... more...

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