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Long Ago Galileo Sought Truth on Science & Scripture
by Cameron Wybrow
It is well-known that Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) was a giant of modern astronomy and physics. Less well-known is the fact that he wrote thoughtfully both about principles of biblical interpretation and about the relationship of science to theology. His ideas on both subjects are worthy of attention, and his discussion of the latter is particularly important for current debates.
The Copernican view of the cosmos gave the earth a double motion, rotation on its own axis and revolution about the sun. In . . .
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