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The Consensus of Church Fathers on Geocentrism

The Consensus of Church Fathers on Geocentrism

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Extract from Robert A. Sungenis Galileo Was Wrong: The Church Was Right Vol. II, Chapter 13: Consensus of the Church Fathers, Catholic Apologetics Int. Publishing, Inc. 2008, pp. 89-98
This is an absolute proof that all The Holly Fathers of The Church were in consensus patrum and consensus scripturae about the geocentrical cosmos!
Extract from Robert A. Sungenis Galileo Was Wrong: The Church Was Right Vol. II, Chapter 13: Consensus of the Church Fathers, Catholic Apologetics Int. Publishing, Inc. 2008, pp. 89-98
This is an absolute proof that all The Holly Fathers of The Church were in consensus patrum and consensus scripturae about the geocentrical cosmos!

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The Consensus of Church Fathers on Geocentrism
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The Fathers on the Geocentric Cosmos
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Robert A. Sungenis
Galileo Was Wrong: The Church Was Right 
Vol. II, Chapter 13: Consensus of the Church Fathers,Catholic Apologetics Int. Publishing, Inc. 2008, pp. 89-98
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Ambrose
: Worthy surely was he to stand forth as a man who might stay the course of the river,and who might say: “Sun, stand still,” and delay the night and lengthen the day, as though to witnesshis victory.Why? a blessing denied to Moses, he alone was chosen to lead the people into the promisedland. A man he was, great in the wonders he wrought by faith, great in his triumphs. The works of Moses were of a higher type, his brought greater success.Either of these then aided by divine grace rose above all human standing. The one ruled the sea,the other heaven.
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Ambrose
: But they say that the sun can be said to be alone, because there is no second sun. Butthe sun himself has many things in common with the stars, for he travels across the heavens, he is of that ethereal and heavenly substance, he is a creature, and is reckoned amongst all the works of God.He serves God in union with all, blesses Him with all, praises Him with all. Therefore he cannotaccurately be said to be alone, for he is not set apart from therest.
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Anatolius of Alexandria
: Eudemus relates in his Astrologies that Enopides found out the circleof the zodiac and the cycle of the great year. And Thales discovered the eclipse of the sun and its period in the tropics in its constant inequality. And Anaximander discovered that the earth is poised inspace, and moves round the axis of the universe. And Anaximenes discovered that the moon has her light from the sun, and found out also the way in which she suffers eclipse. And the rest of themathematicians have also made additions to these discoveries. We may instance the facts – that the
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 Duties of the Clergy
, Bk II, Ch XX, 99.
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 Exposition of the Christian Faith
, Bk V, Ch II.
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fixed stars move round the axis passing through the poles, while the planets remove from each other round the perpendicular axis of the zodiac.
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Aphrahat
: For the sun in twelve hours circles round, from the east unto the west; and when hehas accomplished his course, his light is hidden in the night-time, and the night is not disturbed by his power. And in the hours of the night the sun turns round in his rapid course, and turning round beginsto run in his accustomed path.
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Archeleus
: When the light had been diffused everywhere, God began to constitute the universe,and commenced with the heaven and the earth; in which process this issue appeared, to wit, that themidst, which is the locality of earth covered with shadow, as a consequence of the interpositions of thecreatures which were called into being, was found to be obscure, in such wise that circumstancesrequired light to be introduced into that place, which was thus situated in the midst.
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Athanasius
: For the Sun is carried round along with, and is contained in, the whole heaven, andcan never go beyond his own orbit, while the moon and other stars testify to the assistance given them by the Sun…But the earth is not supported upon itself, but is set upon the realm of the waters, whilethis again is kept in its place, being bound fast at the center of the universe.
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Athanasius
: For who that sees the circle of heaven and the course of the sun and the moon, andthe positions and movements of the other stars, as they take place in opposite and different directions,while yet in their difference all with one accord observe a consistent order, can resist the conclusion
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The Paschal Canon
, XVII. Anaximander believed “The Earth…is held up by nothing, but remains stationary owing to thefact that it is equally distant from all other things.” (As obtained from Aristotle’s
 De Caelo
, 295b32, cited in Popper’s
Conjectures and Refutations
, p. 138. Anaximander, however, understood the Earth to be in the shape of a drum rather than aglobe.)
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 Demonstrations
, 24.
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 Disputation with Manes
, 22.
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 Against the Heathen
, Part 1, No. 27.
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