A drama about the confrontation between two great men who changed history. The focus of the book centers around the epic struggle between the great Tuscan Galileo and his arch-opponent and one-time-friend, Pope Urban VIII--now prince of a church threatened by Galileo's new science. In this surprising, original, and thought-provoking work, we see the forces that doomed Galileo and vindicated the Pope's authority, but weakened it in the end.
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Published June 1, 1998
by Farrar Straus & Giroux (T).
Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction.