Galileo by Mitch Stokes

Posted: June 12, 2011 in Christianity, Reviews
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Galileo by Mitch Stokes is a look into the life and faith of Galileo Galilei. Known by many already as a great scientist, Galileo was also guided by a faith that did not pit science vs. church. This book shows the relationship Galileo saw between science, mathematics and faith. Follow Galileo through his many scientific discoveries, his troubles with the Roman Catholic Church, and eventually until his death.

This biography was very interesting to read, and was very well written by the author. Biographies can tend to be very dry, but I never found that to be the case with this book. While the faith of Galileo is evident in the book, it was not expounded upon in this book as much as I would have liked to see. Much time is spent on the scientific discoveries of this great scientist, but little is shown of how his faith played a role until his troubles with the church. He was a good Roman Catholic in that he deferred to the authority of the church on matters of faith and even science when they collided with the views of the Roman Catholic church. It is interesting to look back and see areas of science that Galileo was correct about, but backed off because the church wrongly believed something else. I would recommend reading this book. It presents a picture of Galileo that you may not know. You will find a man that definitely shaped science, and what it means to be a christian scientist.

 

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