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Interesting and unusual facts about Christians in the scientific revolution.
The convoluted tale of a faithful Catholic caught in a web of theological inflexibility, papal power, and his on political naivete.
A sense of cosmic awe sustained Johannes Kepler through deep sorrow.
Some defenders of secular science say they did. What's the real story?
Revolutionary astronomer
Misjudged astronomer
Happy 400th anniversary of not-quite-a-milestone in science!
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February 24, 1208: Francis of Assisi experiences a vision in the church of Portunicula, Italy. Though not his first vision, it convinced him to begin a mission of preaching repentance, singing, caring for lepers, and aiding the peasants. Most notably, he and his followers renounced wealth and followed absolute poverty (see issue 42: Francis of Assisi).

February 24, 1582: Gregory XIII issues a bull requiring all Catholic countries to follow October 4 with October 15 and replace the Julian calendar ...

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