Long Ago Galileo Sought Truth on Science & Scripture

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.

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received his Ph.D. in Religious Studies from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. He writes on education, politics, religion, and culture.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #41, Summer 2017 Copyright © 2020 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo41/departed-harmony