Explain the two reasons cardinal bellarmine gave for believing the geocentric theory
2) In the second part of the letter, Cardinal Bellarmine stated that those who wrote Holy Scriptures could not lie, therefore the theory of the sun in the centre of a great deal of planets makes no sense. He also added that he would not believe that there is such a demonstration, until it was shown him.
Cardinal Robert Bellarmine was in charge of commerce with difficult issues linked to the Church’s power and beliefs during the Galileo disagreement. He wrote the following letter to Paolo Antonio Foscarini in response to Foscarini’s book defending Galileo.
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Bellarmine stated that the many of the scriptures speak of the Earth being the center of the universe and if that is not true it put the whole scripture into question. He further explains the geocentric theory could be proven by looking at the stars and moon as they move while the Earth stands still. Bellarmine was unwilling to challenge the holy scripture for a hypothesis.