geocentrism

   This term (from the Greek , meaning "earth," and kentron, meaning "center") refers to the ancient worldview that considered the earth the center of the universe and held that the sun revolved around the earth; this view was challenged in the sixteenth century by Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543), Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), Johannes Kepler (1571-1630), and others.
   See heliocentrism.

Glossary of theological terms. . 2014.

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