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Antonio Stoppani was born in Lecco (Italy). He was a priest and among the founders of Italian geology. He authored the first overall geological reconnaissance of the Italian region, titled The Beautiful Country (Il bel Paese, 1875). Stoppani was a scholar interested in the scientific formation of clergy, as evidenced in his work, Christian Dogma and the Natural Sciences: That is, the Apologetic Mission of Clergy in Today’s Conflict between Faith and Reason, 1886 (Il dogma e le scienze positive, ossia la missione apologetica del clero nel moderno conflitto tra la ragione e la fede, 1886).


400 years from the Discovery of Kepler's Third Law

Kepler's Third Law and the "Harmonices Mundi" by Alessandro Giostra (2018)

Suggested Readings:

Kepler's View on Biblical Exegesis in "Astronomia Nova" (1609)

Astronomy and Speculation into the Celestial Harmonies (1619)

Prayers to God Creator in "Harmonies of the World" (1619)

Interdisciplinary Encyclopedia of Religion and Science

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