However, they were hugely outweighed by tens of thousands of Christian theologians, poets, artists, scientists, and rulers who unambiguously affirmed that the earth was round.Russell documents accounts supporting earth’s sphericity from numerous medieval church scholars such as friar Roger Bacon (1220–1292), inventor of spectacles; leading medieval scientists such as John Buridan (1301–1358) and Nicholas Oresme (1320–1382); the monk John of Sacrobosco (c. 1256) who wrote , showed how to calculate the date of Easter, and explicitly taught that the earth was round. D.', which stands for Anno Domini (' The Year Of Our Lord') is increasingly seen as inappropriate given the majority who have different, if any, 'lords'.
“We call the earth a globe, not as if the shape of a sphere were expressed in the diversity of plains and mountains, but because, if all things are included in the outline, the earth’s circumference will represent the figure of a perfect globe. For truly it is an orb placed in the centre of the universe; in its width it is like a circle, and not circular like a shield but rather like a ball, and it extends from its centre with perfect roundness on all sides.” “The physicist proves the earth to be round by one means, the astronomer by another: for the latter proves this by means of mathematics, e.g.
Readers of works on European history (or, indeed, newspapers and pretty much anything else) may notice there are two competing dating systems, using short abbreviations: the A.
is believed to originate with the Bede in the eighth century, it only became popular in the modern era. C., including the classical age of the Greeks and many of the Roman’s more famous exploits.
However, Christians are able to retain their reference to Jesus by substituting Christian for Common: ‘Christian Era’.
To the study of this website he is all the more important for his first account of Vortigern.
Bede was born in the year 672 or 673 in the territory of monastery of the blessed apostles St. Paul, which is at Wearmouth and at Jarrow (in Northumberland).
literally means 'the 1945th year of our lord', the lord in question being Jesus Christ, providing a religious context and clearly distinguishing the time from an earlier era, where B.
was popularised by Bede, but is increasingly replaced with C.
Historian Jeffrey Burton Russell (1934–) thoroughly debunked the flat earth myth over 20 years ago in his definitive study “There never was a period of ‘flat earth darkness’ among scholars (regardless of how the public at large may have conceptualized our planet both then and now).