When the Earth Moved and Went to Heaven: the Implication of the Copernican Revolution

    An Imprints and Impressions Series Event

    Date: October 6, 2014

    Time: 4:30 pm

    Location: Torch Lounge, located on the first floor of Kennedy Union

    Sponsor: Department of Religious Studies

    Contact: Michael Barnes

    Phone Number: 937-229-2034

    No one had suspected that the muddy, murky Earth could rise to heavenly status. When Nicolaus Copernicus, Galileo Galilei and Johannes Kepler put the Earth into orbit it became "celestial." But now the heavens themselves were marred, full of the imperfections Galileo found, wobbling around dizzily as Kepler showed, and both the celestial and earthly hierarchies were shaken. This called into question even the social order on Earth, already staggering through the Reformation. The Rose Collection texts mark this major turning point in European history.

    This event is free and open to the public.

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