Sunday, March 05, 2006

Heliocentrism (Addition)

In 1664, Pope Alexander VII published his Index Librorum Prohibitorum Alexandri VII Pontificis Maximi jussu editus which included all previous condemnations of genocentric books. An annotated copy of Principia by Issac Newton is published in 1742 by Fathers le Seur and Jacquier of the Franciscan Minims, two Catholic mathematicians with a preface stating that the author's work assumed heliocentrism and could not be explained without the theory. Pope Benedict XIV suspends the ban on heliocentric works on April 16, 1757 based on Issac Newton's work. Pope Pius VII approves a decree in 1822 by the Sacred Congregation of the Inquisition to allow the printing of heliocentric books in Rome.

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