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An internationally known Galileo scholar, Annibale Fantoli is adjunct professor of philosophy at the University of Victoria. An English edition of his biography Galileo: For Copernicanism and for the Church was published in 1994 by the Vatican Observatory and distributed by the University of Notre Dame Press. It has since reached a third edition and been translated into several languages. Fantoli-10index_Layout 1 1/16/12 12:46 PM Page 272 “This book is an excellent account of the trial and condemnation of Galileo by the Inquisition in 1633. It is a simplified and streamlined version adapted from the erudite book, on the topic for which Fantoli is well known and highly respected among scholars. But like the erudite book, this one is well balanced with respect to the contrasts of science vs. religion, Galileo vs. the Catholic Church, history vs. philosophy, and factual details vs. contemporary relevance.” University of Nevada, Las Vegas “With his characteristic analytical power, new insights, and sharp eye for subtle nuances , Fantoli offers a highly contingent account of the Galileo Affair. He argues that Galileo’s abjuration was not a foregone conclusion, but a turn unexpected two weeks before it occurred. His provocative conclusion puts this fine history to work today. He warns that new versions of the Galileo Affair lurk where the Catholic Church’s position has joined disputable biblical interpretation to unsatisfactory dialogue with science, philosophy, other forms of Christianity, and other religions.” University of Wisconsin-Madison “This sage, sensitive account of one of the most infamous trials in history brims with new insights. Annibale Fantoli, uniquely qualified to explore the intricacies and implications of the case, has a finger on Galileo’s pulse throughout the ordeal of his accusation and condemnation. Equally gripping is the author’s depiction of the ongoing conflict between science and faith—the very struggle Galileo tried to avert—and what it portends for the future.” author of Galileo’s Daughter and A More Perfect Heaven An internationally known Galileo scholar, is adjunct professor of philosophy at the University of Victoria. An English edition of his biography Galileo: For Copernicanism and for the Church was published in 1994 by the Vatican Observatory and distributed by the University of Notre Dame Press. It has since reached a third edition and been translated into several languages. THE CASE OF UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME PRESS Notre Dame, Indiana 46556 • undpress.nd.edu ...

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ISBN
9780268158583
Related ISBN
9780268028916
MARC Record
OCLC
785782433
Pages
280
Launched on MUSE
2012-11-02
Language
English
Open Access
No
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