Happenby verses St. Basil. Hmmm....
Basil, Hexaemeron: “Those who have written about the nature of the universe have discussed at length the shape of the earth. If it be spherical or cylindrical, if it resemble a disc and is equally rounded in all parts, or if it has the forth of a winnowing basket and is hollow in the middle; all these conjectures have been suggested by cosmographers, each one upsetting that of his predecessor. It will not lead me to give less importance to the creation of the universe, that the servant of God, Moses, is silent as to shapes; he has not said that the earth is a hundred and eighty thousand furlongs in circumference; he has not measured into what extent of air its shadow projects itself whilst the sun revolves around it, nor stated how this shadow, casting itself upon the moon, produces eclipses. He has passed over in silence, as useless, all that is unimportant for us. Shall I then prefer foolish wisdom to the oracles of the Holy Spirit? Shall I not rather exalt Him who, not wishing to fill our minds with these vanities, has regulated all the economy of Scripture in view of the edification and the making perfect of our souls? It is this which those seem to me not to have understood, who, giving themselves up to the distorted meaning of allegory, have undertaken to give a majesty of their own invention to Scripture. It is to believe themselves wiser than the Holy Spirit, and to bring forth their own ideas under a pretext of exegesis. Let us hear Scripture as it has been written.”
This is an opinion of St. Basil, not a teaching, and he doesn't say that earth is a globe. Perhaps St. Basil was unaware that many saints have presented literal interpretations of scripture, (including St. Jerome who was born a dozen or so years after Basil) based on the great cosmographer Moses, in clear and concise teachings, the geocentric and flat form of the earth. Several came after Basil who was born in 330.
Since when does a glancing observation by a saint warrant the dismissal of all other saints' writings on the subject? Had it been a teaching of some sort to the contrary of geocentric flat earth all the rest teach, it might mean something. I say 'might' because it would still be only 1 teaching against the rest. But doesn't address the issue per se, and so is certainly not a teaching on the subject.
Further, this line speaks volumes because Basil is casting doubt on the sphericity of earth in saying: It will not lead me to give less importance to the creation of the universe, that the servant of God, Moses, is silent as to shapes; he has not said that the earth is a hundred and eighty thousand furlongs in circumference;