A History Of The Warfare Of Science With Theology In Christendom Volume 1

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byAndrew Dickson White

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ... I749i PP-79. Io2, 134, 206. For the response to Jurieu, see the Continuation des Pensees, Rotterdam, 1705; also Champion, p. 164, Lecky, ubi jK/ra, and Guillemin, pp. 29, 30. f See Fontenelle, cited by Champion, p. 167. Nothing could be more natural than such opposition; for this simple announcement by Tycho Brahe began a new era. It shook the very foundation of cometary superstition. The Aristotelian view, developed by the theologians, was that what lies within the moon's orbit appertains to the earth and is essentially transitory and evil, while what lies beyond it belongs to the heavens and is permanent, regular, and pure. Tycho Brahe and Kepler, therefore, having by means of scientific observation and thought taken comets out of the category of meteors and appearances in the neighbourhood of the earth, and placed them among the heavenly bodies, dealt a blow at the very foundations of the theological argument, and gave a great impulse to the idea that comets are See Midler, Himmelskunde, vol. i, pp. 181, 197; also Wolf, Gesch. d. Astrono-mie, and Janssen, Gesch. d. deutschen Volkes, vol. v, p. 350. Heerbrand's sermon, cited above, is a good specimen of the theologic attitude. See Pingre, vol. ii, p. 81. themselves heavenly bodies moving regularly and in obedience to law. IV. THEOLOGICAL EFFORTS AT COMPROMISE.--THE FINAL VICTORY OF SCIENCE. Attempts were now made to compromise. It was declared that, while some comets were doubtless supralunar, some must be sublunar. But this admission was no less fatal on another account. During many centuries the theory favoured by the Church had been, as we have seen, that the earth was surrounded by hollow spheres, concentric and transparent, forming a number of glassy strata incasing one another "...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ... I749i PP-79. Io2, 134, 206. For the response to Jurieu, see the Continuation des Pensees, Rotterdam, 1705; als...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.34 inPublished:April 21, 2013Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217311520

ISBN - 13:9780217311526

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