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1

In Galileo's time, patterns were known, but ___ were not.

Processes.

2

What is the title of Copernicus' famous 1543 book?

"On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres"

3

What kind of book was "On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres?" (Hint: not a ___ ___, but a ___ ___)

Popular book, academic treatise.

4

Why was Copernicus' book "On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres" written in Latin?

To avoid public outcry.

5

"All spheres surround the Sun as though it were in the middle of all of them, and therefore the Sun is near the ___ ___ ___ ___." -Charles E. Hummel

Middle of the universe.

6

Recite Joshua 10: 12-13 (or the main idea).

"Joshua said to the Lord in the presence of Israel: 'O sun, stand still...' The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day."

7

Which biblical passage is the following: "Joshua said to the Lord in the presence of Israel: 'O sun, stand still...' The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day."

Joshua 10: 12-13

8

An instrument was invented in 1609 by an unknown Dutchman during the 80 Years War between the Catholics and Protestants. Which instrument was this?

The telescope.

9

What year was the telescope invented?

1609.

10

What is the title of Galileo's most famous 1632 book?

"Dialogue on Two Principle World Systems: Ptolemaic & Copernican"

11

What theory was used in the book, "Dialogue on Two Principle World Systems: Ptolemaic & Copernican?"

A theory based on tides.

12

What style does the book, "Dialogue on Two Principle World Systems: Ptolemaic & Copernican," use?

Dialogue style.

13

What was the result of the book, "Dialogue on Two Principle World Systems: Ptolemaic & Copernican?"

Jesuits convinced Pope Urban VIII that Galileo is simplicio, and the Pope, feeling betrayed, never talks to Galileo again.

14

"I think that in disputes about natural phenomena one must begin NOT with the authority of scriptural passages, but with sensory experience, and necessary demonstrations...after becoming certain of some physical conclusions, we should use these as very appropriate ___ to the correct interpretation of Scripture." -"Christina," 93.

Aids.

15

"I think that in disputes about natural phenomena one must begin NOT with the authority of scriptural passages, but with sensory experience, and necessary demonstrations...after becoming certain of some physical conclusions, we should use these as very appropriate ___ to the correct interpretation of Scripture." -"Christina," 93.

Aids.

16

“I do not think one has to believe that the same God who has given us our senses, language, and intellect would want us to set aside the use of these. …Indeed, who wants the human mind put to death?…When one is in possession of this [scientific information] it too is a ___ ___ ___.” -“Christina,” 94, 96, 105

Gift from God.

17

The Scripture “speak[s] ___ of the earth, water, sun, or other created thing...” -“Christina,” 93-94

Incidentally

18

“Propositions dictated by the Holy Spirit were expressed by the sacred writers in such a way as to ___ the capacities of the very unrefined and undisciplined masses...” -“Christina,” 92, 106

Accomodate.

19

What is the Cardinal Baronio Aphorism?

“The intention of the Holy Spirit is to teach us how one goes to heaven, and now how heaven goes.” -“Christina,” 96

20

“The word ___ [in the Bible] is literally very appropriate for the stellar sphere [ie, the sphere of fixed stars] and everything above the planetary orbs, which is totally still and motionless according to this arrangement [Copernican astronomy].” -“Christina,” 118

Firmament.

21

“Galileo’s judges, incapable of dissociating ___ from an ___ ___ ___, believed quite wrongly that the adoption of the Copernican revolution, was such as to undermine Catholic tradition.” -Poupard.

Faith, age-old cosmology.

22

What are the 4 major messages we should talk out of the Galileo Affair?

1. Galileo did not view science religion in a warfare relationship.
2. Galileo was a Christian.
3. Galileo had a professional hermeneutic.
4. Lessons from the Galileo Affair for Today.

23

Draw a diagram representing the following:

[1] heaven is like a sphere and the earth is enclosed by it and suspended in the middle of the universe, or whether [2] heaven like a disk above the earth covers it over on one side?

See Evernote.