The Church and Galileo

edited by Ernan McMullin (Notre Dame Press)


The Notre Dame emeritus professor of philosophy edits a collection of essays that provides a scholarly and historic review of Galileo and his difficult dealings with the Catholic Church.

Contributors analyze the interactions of the church and Galileo over the 30 years between 1612 and his death in 1641, and discuss the political landscape of the times and the effectiveness of the censorship of his work.

The book is part of the “Studies in Science and the Humanities” series from the Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values at Notre Dame.

(December 2005)