The closing of the Western mind : the rise of faith and the fall of reason /

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Main Author: Freeman, Charles, 1947-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:New York : A.A. Knopf, 2003.
Edition:1st American ed.
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245 1 4 |a The closing of the Western mind :  |b the rise of faith and the fall of reason /  |c Charles Freeman. 
250 |a 1st American ed. 
260 |a New York :  |b A.A. Knopf,  |c 2003. 
300 |a xxiii, 432 p., [16] p. of plates :  |b ill., map ;  |c 25 cm. 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (p. [405]-416) and index. 
505 0 |a 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. 
650 0 |a Civilization, Western. 
650 0 |a Christianity  |x Influence. 
650 0 |a Church and state  |z Europe  |x History. 
650 0 |a Church history  |y Early church, ca. 30-600. 
650 0 |a Church history  |y Middle Ages, 600-1500. 
650 0 |a Civilization, Western  |x Classical influences. 
650 0 |a Hellenism. 
651 0 |a Europe  |x History  |y To 476. 
651 0 |a Europe  |x History  |y 476-1492. 
651 0 |a Europe  |x Intellectual life. 
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