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The closing of the Western mind : the rise of faith and the fall of reason, Charles Freeman

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The closing of the Western mind : the rise of faith and the fall of reason
Title
The closing of the Western mind
Title remainder
the rise of faith and the fall of reason
Statement of responsibility
Charles Freeman
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Language
eng
Summary
Describes the first alliance of church and state in the fourth century, marked by the Roman emperor Constantine's conversion to Christianity, and how this decision irrevocably compromised the Roman Empire's intellectual tradition of rationalism
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176287
Cataloging source
EXB
Dewey number
940.12
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
CB245
LC item number
.F73 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
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the rise of faith and the fall of reason
Label
The closing of the Western mind : the rise of faith and the fall of reason, Charles Freeman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [405]-416) and index
Contents
Thomas Aquinas and "the triumph of faith" -- The quest for certainty -- The quest for virtue -- Changing political contexts : Alexander and the coming of the Hellenistic monarchies -- Absorbing the East, Rome and the integration of Greek culture -- "All nations look to the majesty of Rome" : the Roman empire at its height -- The empire in crisis, the empire in recovery : political transformations in the third century -- Jesus -- Paul, "the founder of Christianity"? -- "A crowd that lurks in corners, shunning light" : the first Christian communities -- Constantine and the coming of the Christian state -- "But what I wish, that must be canon" : emperors and the making of Christian doctrine -- "Enriched by the gifts of matrons" : bishops and society in the fourth century -- Six emperors and a bishop : Ambrose of Milan -- Interlude : Quintus Aurelius Symmachus and the defence of paganism -- The ascetic odyssey -- Eastern Christianity and the emergence of the Byzantine Empire, 395-600 -- The emergence of Catholic Christianity in the West, 395-640 -- "We honour the privilege of silence which is without peril" : the death of the Greek empirical tradition -- Thomas Aquinas and the restoration of reason
Control code
ocm56633542
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 432 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781400040858
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)56633542
Label
The closing of the Western mind : the rise of faith and the fall of reason, Charles Freeman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [405]-416) and index
Contents
Thomas Aquinas and "the triumph of faith" -- The quest for certainty -- The quest for virtue -- Changing political contexts : Alexander and the coming of the Hellenistic monarchies -- Absorbing the East, Rome and the integration of Greek culture -- "All nations look to the majesty of Rome" : the Roman empire at its height -- The empire in crisis, the empire in recovery : political transformations in the third century -- Jesus -- Paul, "the founder of Christianity"? -- "A crowd that lurks in corners, shunning light" : the first Christian communities -- Constantine and the coming of the Christian state -- "But what I wish, that must be canon" : emperors and the making of Christian doctrine -- "Enriched by the gifts of matrons" : bishops and society in the fourth century -- Six emperors and a bishop : Ambrose of Milan -- Interlude : Quintus Aurelius Symmachus and the defence of paganism -- The ascetic odyssey -- Eastern Christianity and the emergence of the Byzantine Empire, 395-600 -- The emergence of Catholic Christianity in the West, 395-640 -- "We honour the privilege of silence which is without peril" : the death of the Greek empirical tradition -- Thomas Aquinas and the restoration of reason
Control code
ocm56633542
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 432 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781400040858
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)56633542

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