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Medieval Thought

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Medieval Thought

Medieval Thought

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Charts the way in which medieval abstract thought developed out of the interactions between the established curricula and classical learning, Latin and the vernacular languages, and philosophy and theology. The book also examines the careers of the leading intellectuals of the period.

- Publisher Medieval Thought provides a clear and authoritative introduction to an important period in intellectual history. It studies the course of medieval intellectualisation, analysing how tension between the religious and non-religious components of medieval culture resulted in its sophisticated development. The most influential vehicle for medieval intellectualisation was philosophy. Philosophy became the mode of expression in religion, providing religious thinkers with a unifying vocabulary and means of reasoning. In turn philosophers found in religion fertile ground for metaphysical discussion. The initial alliance between philosophy and religion did not, however, hold, for Christianity's necessity for theological strength through uniformity inevitably clashed with the dissenting questioning of philosophy. This book will be accessible to even those with little knowledge of Christian theology. Appendices have been included to help the reader surmount possible difficulties, and no prior knowledge of Latin is assumed.;Each chapter ends with a select bibliography to direct the reader toward further study, and an additional, more comprehensive, annotated bibliography is included at the end of the book.

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Charts the way in which medieval abstract thought developed out of the interactions between the established curricula and classical learning, Latin and the vernacular languages, and philosophy and theology. The book also examines the careers of the leading intellectuals of the period.
- Publisher

Medieval Thought provides a clear and authoritative introduction to an important period in intellectual history. It studies the course of medieval intellectualisation, analysing how tension between the religious and non-religious components of medieval culture resulted in its sophisticated development. The most influential vehicle for medieval intellectualisation was philosophy. Philosophy became the mode of expression in religion, providing religious thinkers with a unifying vocabulary and means of reasoning. In turn philosophers found in religion fertile ground for metaphysical discussion. The initial alliance between philosophy and religion did not, however, hold, for Christianity's necessity for theological strength through uniformity inevitably clashed with the dissenting questioning of philosophy. This book will be accessible to even those with little knowledge of Christian theology. Appendices have been included to help the reader surmount possible difficulties, and no prior knowledge of Latin is assumed.;Each chapter ends with a select bibliography to direct the reader toward further study, and an additional, more comprehensive, annotated bibliography is included at the end of the book.
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Table Of Contents

  • Preface Introduction 1. The Christian Impress 2. Early Medieval Religious
  • Thought 3. Christianity And The Liberal Arts 4. The Return To Plato And
  • Aristotle 5. The Vernacular Breakthrough 6. Scholasticism 7. The Dictates
  • Of Philosophy And The Late Medieval Church 8. Domains Of Abstract Thought.

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  • Catalogue Code 73966
  • Product Code 0631175091
  • EAN 9780631175094
  • Pages 256
  • Department Academic
  • Category Philosophy
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Blackwell Publishing
  • Publication Date Aug 1992
  • Dimensions 229 x 152 x 19 mm
  • Weight 0.391kg

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