Part One: Aristotle’s Cosmology

  • November 15, 2022

Part One: Aristotle’s Cosmology

The reading from Scripture & Cosmology (Ch 5) highlights some of the reactions of the early church to Aristotle’s model of Cosmology. Some aspects were quite easy to adapt while others were more challenging.

What is one positive reaction that the early church had to Aristotle’s Cosmology?

What is one challenge that the early church faced with Aristotle’s Cosmology?

What is one takeaway for the church today given the early churches’ interaction with the cosmology of their day?

Part 2: Copernican Cosmology

The reading from Scripture & Cosmology (Ch 6) highlights some of the reactions of the church to Copernicus’ model of Cosmology. The particular cosmology proved to be much more challenging to integrate than Aristotle’s model. 

What are some of the reasons that parts of the Catholic church and the protestant movement rejected the Copernican model of Cosmology?

What are some of the strategies that were employed to integrate the new cosmology with readings of Scripture?

What is one takeaway for the church today given the churches’ interaction with the cosmology of their day?

Part Three: Big Bang Cosmology

This section is entirely on your own but will be reviewing some of the modern churches’ interaction with Big Bang Cosmology. Do an internet/literature search and address the following.

What are some of the reasons parts of the Christian church rejects the Big Bang Theory?

What are some of the strategies employed to integrate Big Bang Cosmology with Christian theology?

What is one thing you would like the church to know about Big Bang Cosmology?

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