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God and Reason in the Middle Ages


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Introduction; 1. The emergence of a transformed Europe in the twelfth century; 2. Reason asserts itself: the challenge to authority in the Early Middle Ages to 1200; 3. Reason takes hold: Aristotle and the Medieval University; 4. Reason in action: logic in the Faculty of Arts; 5. Reason in action: natural philosophy in the Faculty of Arts; 6. Reason in action: theology in the Faculty of Arts; 7. The assault on the Middle Ages; Conclusion: the culture and spirit of 'poking around'.

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This book shows how the Age of Reason actually began during the late Middle Ages.


'This is a most stimulating study and one that should become required reading for all historians.' Contemporary Review '... this book provides a good introduction to the uses of logic and reason in the medieval university as well as a strong corrective to the still current view of the middle ages as a period of intellectual sterility.' History

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