When the next guy tells you “the Church” believed “in the middle ages” “that the world is flat” show him this pic –


Ambassador of Hungary to the Holy See and the Sovereign Order of Malta tweets:

When the next guy tells you “the Church” believed “in the middle ages” “that the world is flat” show him this pic – how Thomas Aquinas (13th century) in his Summa casually mentions *2 different ways* to prove the world is round (“terra est rotunda”).
Seeing is believing.

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Categories: Catholic, Thomas Aquinas

6 replies

  1. How excellent that the institutions of faith were the receptacles of physical knowledge in the so-called ignorant times.

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  2. “Ad secundum dicendum, quòd diversa ratio cognoscibilis diversitatem scientiarum inducit. Eandem enim conclusionem demostrat astrologus & naturalis, puta quòd terra est rotunda: sed astrologus per medium mathematicum, id est, a materia abstractum: naturalis auté per medium circa materiam consideratum.”
    Gloria in excelsis Deo! Vivaldi’s a good one.

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  3. For those of us who are a tad challenged in Latin, would you please translate the entire passage? Thanks, in advance.

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  4. or tell that guy “Have you ever seen the moon flat?”

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