Saturday, January 5, 2008
Friday, January 4, 2008
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Memoirs Of The Comtesse Du Barry, with minute details of her entire career as favorite of Louis XV. Written by herself
This is a link through the Gutenbug Project to the full text of this book.
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
The Augsburg Confession
Martin Luther: Against the Robbing and Murdering Hordes of Peasants
Martin Luther: On the Jews and their Lies (excerpts for class discussion)
Martin Luther: On the Jews and Their Lies (Full Text)
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Friday, December 28, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
King Louis the XIV revocted the edict in 1685, less than 100 years after his grandfather Henry IV had proclaimed it.
Galileo's letter of 1614 to the Grand Duchess Christina Duchess of Tuscany was not widely known, and was ignored by Church authorities. When a year later the Carmelite provincial Paolo Foscarini supported Galileo publicly by attempting to prove that the new theory was not opposed to Scripture, Cardinal Robert Bellarmine, as "Master of Controversial Questions," responded.
Nicholas Copernicus was born February 19, 1473, in Poland. He entered the University of Krakow in 1491, then in 1495 went to Padua and studied medicine. In 1500 he was called to Rome and took the chair of mathematics there. He began to believe that the earth went round the sun about 1507 and from that time until his death worked, more or less intermittently, on his exposition of his theory. He delayed the publication of this exposition because of fear of being accused of heresy. Copernicus died May 24, 1543, just as his book was published. The knowledge of the time was not sufficient to prove his theory; his great argument for it was from its simplicity as compared to the epicycle hypothesis.