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PRAISE FOR ARISTOTLE'S CHILDREN
"A superb storyteller who breathes new life into such fascinating figures as Peter Abelard, Albertus Magnus, St. Thomas Aquinas, Roger Bacon, William of Ockham and Aristotle himself." -Los Angeles Times





"[An] accomplished, entertaining history of ideas."
, Alibi

"Anyone who wants to understand where we are going in the great political struggles over religion, read this amazing story."
-- Marc Gopin, author of Holy War: Holy Peace: How Religion Can Bring Peace to the Middle East

"Christianity's 'rediscovery' of Aristotle through Muslim Spain...challenges generations today to reclaim the interrelatedness of reason, science and religion."
-- John L. Esposito, author of What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam

"With a lively, engaging style, ARISTOTLE'S CHILDREN is a remarkable book that illuminates the long-standing relations between faith and reason."
-- Edward Grant, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Indiana University

"Relevant and captivating."
-- R. Scott Appleby, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame

"An intellectual thriller. The real-life adventure of how the great thinker was found again… told with zest and excitement."
-- Jack Miles, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of God: A Biography

"A compelling account of how the rediscovery of Aristotle changed the way the Western world looked at humans, God, nature."
, School Library Journal

"Stimulating and thought-provoking reading, overturning caricatures of scholastic philosophy while suggesting how its insights can be applied to the present."
, The Christian Century

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This book documents the intellectual explosion that transformed Europe in the Middle Ages and follows a set of ideas as they course through the West. These ideas triggered student riots and heresy trials, prompted Pope Innocent III to recognize the Franciscan and Dominican orders, and set the stage for today's rift between reason and religion.
The ideas came from Aristotle. His work, like the rest of Greek culture, had been lost in the centuries after the fall of Rome, when the Greek language was forgotten. But in the Muslim world, the wisdom of the Greeks was never lost and contributed to the flowering of Islamic culture.
Then in the twelfth century in Toledo, Spain, groups of Muslim, Christian, and Jewish scholars collaborated on translating the ancient classics; and ideas long forgotten galvanized Europe, turning Western thinking away from the supernatural world and toward the world of nature. With their optimistic view of human nature, these ideas sparked fierce controversies in the universities and caused major changes in the Catholic Church.
Rubenstein, author of When Jesus Became God, takes the reader back in time, to the translation center in Toledo and to the great universities in Paris, Padua, and Oxford. He shows how the Catholic Church adopted these new ideas and struggled to reconcile science and religion and how Western thinking was set on the path it has followed ever since.
This is a feast for readers who are fascinated by medieval history, and a treat for all who want to understand the ideas that are fundamental to modern thought.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Mariner Books; First edition (September 20, 2004)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 384 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0156030098
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0156030090
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 14.4 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.25 x 0.98 x 8 inches
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