By Thomas Hoeth
Leonberg 1577: Als der junge Johannes Kepler eines Nachts einen großen Kometen beobachtet, ist er fortan dem Himmel verfallen. Wie hat Gott die Welt erschaffen, wie sieht sein Bauplan aus? Diese Fragen lassen ihn nicht mehr los. Doch die Herren der obersten Kirchenbehörde, des Stuttgarter Konsistoriums, wachen streng über den lutherischen Glauben. Wer dem geozentrischen Weltbild abschwört, wird zum Feind der Kirche und kann dies sogar mit dem Leben bezahlen. Und so ist die Studienzeit des großen Astronomen in der Maulbronner Klosterschule und am Tübinger Stift alles andere als friedlich ...
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