The History of the Catholic Church
Chapter 7: Introduction to the Scientific Revolution
Introduction to the Scientific Revolution
Film Focus: This video examines thesometimes earth shattering changes which were brought about during the Scientific Revolution as the old Aristotelian system was replaced by a more mathematical system of examining the universe.
Text Focus: Pgs. 221-224
1. What term was used to describe science before the nineteenth century? What disciplines were included in this term? What disciplines were not included in this term?
2. What was one of the most importance contributing factors to the Scientific
Revolution? Explain how they are related.
3. Name and describe several of the major shifts in the understanding of the natural philosophy which occurred during the Scientific Revolution?
4. Why was mathematics added to “Natural Philosophy”?
5. According to Butterfield, what new belief was born as a result of the Scientific
Revolution? Explain this new belief.
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