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Galileo Antichrist

WHITE, MICHAEL

Published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson, London, 2007
ISBN 10: 0297848682 / ISBN 13: 9780297848684
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Title: Galileo Antichrist

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, London

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Boards

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st.

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Red paper covered boards in dust jacket. Illustrated. Slightly cocked, otherwise, as new. Size: Octavo. Bookseller Inventory # 16908

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A giant of science, Galileo's achievements allow him to be bracketed alongside Newton, Einstein, and Darwin. A devout Roman Catholic, his genius threw him into conflict with his Church and his refusal to back down turned him into a martyr for many. Here, bestselling author Michael White gets to grips with the man and the world he challenged. Both biography and exploration of a time when religious and scientific understanding had become deeply and dangerously intertwined, Galileo Antichrist traces the path that led to its subject's denunciation as a heretic. While it is perfectly possible to view Galileo's collision with the Catholic Church as near inevitable, White draws on evidence recently discovered in the Vatican archives to question the accepted reasons for his trial. In doing so he shows why Galileo became such a contentious figure that, centuries later, the Pope, then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, felt driven to declare the process against the father of science as ?reasonable and just.?

About the Author: Michael White was science editor of GQ and columnist for the Sunday Express. He is the author of several bestselling science biographies.

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