Aristotle's Children

Aristotle's Children

How Christians, Muslims, and Jews Rediscovered Ancient Wisdom and Illuminated the Dark Ages

Book - 2003
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Houghton
Europe was in the long slumber of the Dark Ages, the Roman Empire was in tatters, and the Greek language was all but forgotten, until a group of Arab, Jewish, and Christian scholars rediscovered and translated the works of Aristotle. His ideas spread across Europe like wildfire, offering the scientific point of view that the natural world, including the soul of man, was a proper subject of study. The Catholic Church convulsed, and riots took place at the universities of Paris and Oxford.
Richard Rubenstein recounts with energy and vigor this magnificent story of the intellectual ferment that planted the seeds of the scientific age in Europe and reflects our own struggles with faith and reason.


Baker & Taylor
Traces the rediscovery and translation of the works of Aristotle at the height of the Dark Ages, chronicling the rapid spread of the intellectual's philosophies and the ensuing backlash on the part of the Catholic Church.

Harcourt Publishing
Europe was in the long slumber of the Dark Ages, the Roman Empire was in tatters, and the Greek language was all but forgotten, until a group of Arab, Jewish, and Christian scholars rediscovered and translated the works of Aristotle. His ideas spread across Europe like wildfire, offering the scientific point of view that the natural world, including the soul of man, was a proper subject of study. The Catholic Church convulsed, and riots took place at the universities of Paris and Oxford.
Richard Rubenstein recounts with energy and vigor this magnificent story of the intellectual ferment that planted the seeds of the scientific age in Europe and reflects our own struggles with faith and reason.


Book News
Rubenstein (conflict resolution and public affairs, George Mason U.) describes how the translation of Aristotle's work in the 12th century and its spread through Europe sparked a conflict between faith and reason that continues to haunt western society today. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Orlando : Harcourt, [2003]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2003
ISBN: 9780151007202
0151007209
Branch Call Number: 189.4 Rubenstein 2003
Characteristics: xii, 368 pages ; 24 cm

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