The 17th Century, with the work of Galileo, Kepler, and Newton, marked the beginnings of modern science. The whole Galileo story is so rich and complicated, we’ve given it its own separate section; in this section we look at many of the other points of contact between Church and Science that occurred during the 17th century. Indeed, most all of the heroes of science from this era were devout believers, and many were Catholic clergy (and not only Jesuits!).

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