Where Have All the Heavens Gone?
Galileo’s Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina
Imprint: Cascade Books
"This singular book, at once instructive and delightful to read, returns readers to Galileo's famous letter to Grand Duchess Christina. Here Galileo shines forth not only as the iconic figure of modern science he has become, but more surprisingly as, on balance, a modern interpreter of Scripture. A very fine book indeed."
--David Tracy, Professor of Theology and the Philosophy of Religions in the Divinity School of The University of Chicago
"This remarkable interdisciplinary study of Galileo's wide-ranging work includes chapters from the perspectives of philosophy and history, theology, physics, and mathematics. His achievements stand out in such scientific thought-experiments as those on time and mechanics and in his reflections on how science and religion are related, as recorded in his fascinating letter to the Grand Duchess Christina. The authors expertly convey and distill the contemporary significance of Galileo's experiments, inventions, and understandings."
--Mary Gerhart, Professor Emerita of Religious Studies, Hobart & William Smith Colleges; co-author of New Maps for Old: Explorations in Science and Religion