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This assignment contains 4 primary source documents that relate to the emergence of new scientific thought and the Catholic Church's response to those ideas.
(1.) On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres, Nicolaus Copernicus
(2.) Attack on the Copernican Theory, Cardinal Bellarmine April 12, 1615
(3.) Galileo Condemned by the Inquisition
(4.) The Refutation of Philosophies, Francis Bacon
Each document has 1-4 questions each to help students analyze the sources and understand the time period. (Total Questions 15.)
Finally students will be given a writing prompt; Applying information from the texts provided, citing when necessary, answer the following question; how do the texts provided illustrate a conflict between science and religion? Why is one more powerful than the other is during the period being examined?
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