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Title Aristotle's children : how Christians, Muslims, and Jews rediscovered ancient wisdom and illuminated the Middle Ages / Richard E. Rubenstein.
Author Rubenstein, Richard E.
Publication Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, 2004.
Copyright date ©2003
Edition First Harvest edition.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 368 pages) : illustrations.
text file
Call # eBOOK
Series A Harvest book
Harvest book.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-350) and index.
Contents Prologue: The medieval star-gate -- 1. "The master of those who know": Aristotle rediscovered -- 2. The murder of "Lady Philosophy": how the ancient wisdom was lost, and how it was found again -- 3. "His books have wings": Peter Abelard and the revival of reason -- 4. "He who strikes you dead will earn a blessing": Aristotle among the heretics -- 5. "Hark, hark, the dogs do bark": Aristotle and the teaching friars -- 6. "This man understands": the great debate at the University of Paris -- 7. "Ockham's razor": the divorce of faith and reason -- 8. "God does not have to move these circles anymore: Aristotle and the modern world.
Summary "In the late Middle Ages an intellectual explosion transformed Europe and coursed through the Western world, triggering student riots and heresy trials and setting the stage for today's rift between reason and religion. The ideas came from Aristotle. His work, like the rest of Greek culture, had been lost in the centuries after the fall of Rome. But in the Muslim world, the wisdom of the Greeks was never lost and contributed to the flowering of Islamic culture. When scholars in the twelfth century collaborated on translating the ancient classics, they resurrected ideas that sparked fierce controversies in the universities and caused major changes in the Catholic Church. Rubenstein shows how the Church struggled to reconcile science and religion and how Western thinking was set on the path it has followed ever since. Book jacket."--Jacket.
Note Print version record.
Subject Scholasticism.
Aristotle -- Influence.
Faith and reason -- Christianity -- History of doctrines.
HISTORY -- Medieval.
History. (OCoLC)fst00958235
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc.
Related To Print version: Rubenstein, Richard E. Aristotle's children. 1st Harvest ed. Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, 2004, ©2003 0156030098 (OCoLC)56500496
ISBN 9780547350974 (electronic bk.)
054735097X (electronic bk.)

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