He continues, that this does not explain why there was such a great interest in other sciences such as zoology and botany in which, at the same time were not heavily relied upon for economic utility.
Only with the second millennium B. So it can be said that singularly the Reformation did not spur the rise of modern science, but collectively alongside various other factors it helped form the basis for the Scientific Revolution.
Martin Luther protested the doctrine of the church such as — indulgence could help ordinary people pay for their sins and that church was the only way to attain salvation.
This focus on the investigation of reality naturally began to create questions regarding the accepted Aristotelian norms. Paul Smyth Birkbeck, University of London There are other aspects of the Reformation which have not been taken into account, and are not addressed as readily in the modern day history of science, and that is that the Counter-Reformation played an unintentional role in spurring developments of scientific progress.
The foundation of this book comes from a series of Birkbeck lectures which the author, Diarmaid MacCulloch, delivered at the University of Cambridge in the Lent term of A person could not use any empirically based data or reason to justify or develop ideas on religion.
Many innovators had new ideas about the earth and many other things, but most challenged the Church in thinking of these new concepts. Which, if any of the three, were the most important in shaping our thoughts on science, politics, and our social structures.
World History Renaissance, Reformation, and scientific Revolution Chapter 13 Words 2 Pages World History Renaissance, Reformation, and scientific Revolution Chapter 13 World History Renaissance, Reformation, and scientific Revolution Chapter 13 Johann Gutenberg the inventor of the printing press Patron a financial supporter of the arts Isaac Newton showed that gravity keeps planets in obit Niccolo Machiavelli author of The Prince; wrote a guide for rulers on how to gain and keep power William Shakespeare poet and playwright; his famous works Romeo and Juliet and hamlet Nicolaus Copernicus proposed a heliocentric model of the universe in his work On the revolutions of the heavenly spheres Florence the city that produced many renaissance artists This revolution occurred for many reasons.