The doctrine of the sphericity of the earth was still held by the more learned, but the heads of the church held it to be unscriptural.
Lambert, indeed, seems to have believed in the sphericity of the earth.
The doctrine of the sphericity of 1 Ein mathematisches Handbuch der alten Aegypter (Leipzig, 1877).
For example, as he says, the sphericity of the moon is the real ground of the fact of its light waxing; but we can deduce either from the other, as follows: - i.
The deviation of the earths figure from sphericity, and the variation of g with latitude, are here ignored.