Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Galileo and the Church by Rivka Feldhay

Historians of science have tended to view Galileo's trials as an example of the conflict between science and religion in the seventeenth century. This book questions the traditional "grand narrative" that opposes science and religion, and thus attempts to reconceptualize a key episode in the history of modern science. Feldhay offers a new interpretation of the debate between Galileo and the Church, viewing it as a "dialogue" rather than a "conflict." The known contradictions between the documents of Galileo's "trials" are reread as expressions of the contradictory nature of the Counter Reformation Church. Torn between different cultural orientations (Dominican and Jesuit), the Church was unable to crystallize a coherent attitude towards Galileo's science.

Buy Galileo and the Church by Rivka Feldhay from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521344685
ISBN-10: 0521344689
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Pages: 316
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-May-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - Galileo and the Church by Rivka Feldhay

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Galileo and the Church book by Rivka Feldhay and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review