Aristotle's Children

Aristotle's Children : How Christians, Muslims, and Jews Rediscovered Ancient Wisdom and Illuminated the Middle Ages

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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.
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  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 160.02 x 233.68 x 35.56mm | 703.06g
  • Harcourt Brace International
  • Orlando, United States
  • English
  • bibliographical references , index
  • 0151007209
  • 9780151007202
  • 1,754,772

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PRAISE FOR WHEN JESUS BECAME GOD"A splendidly dramatic story . . . Rubenstein has turned one of the great fights of history into an engrossing story." - - Jack Miles, author of God: A Biography "A flesh-and-blood encounter of real people that reads like anadventure story."-The Christian Science Monitor
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