This cogently illustrates why every creationist should read this-book. Simply put, Drake believes that if it had not been for the rigorous treatment of these two men by the Church we might not have the religion/science conflict today. But, does that mean theologians should blindly accept criticism from secular scientists and modify church doctrines or disbelieve the Bible? I think not. The facts regarding Galileo's censure by the Catholic Church are often erroneously reported by those who have not taken the trouble to research the subject thoroughly. Langford rectifies many of these erroneous impressions by presenting a detailed account of the circumstances circumventing the life of Galileo and his conflict with Church authorities.
The author commences by describing events leading up to the time of Galileo. He states that the Reformation "was not a sudden outburst against the Catholic Church commenced only when Luther posted his 95 theses on the door of the Wittenberg Church in 1517 (p. 4)." On the contrary, conditions favoring a revolt had been occurring for several years in spite of endeavors by the Church to carry out reforms authoritatively mandated by influential political and religious bellwethers.
Prior to 1530, the geocentric theory of the universe (which holds that the earth is motionless and is at the center of the universe) was the accepted astronomical... [continues]
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