Duns Scotus and Medieval Christianity

By Prof. Ralph McInerny
Read by Lynn Redgrave

The World of Philosophy Series

2.93 Hours 08/01/2006 unabridged
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The Roman Empire became Christian in AD 323; about two centuries later, the rest of Europe began to convert. Medieval culture blurred the line between the sacred and the secular. While political and religious hierarchies vied for influence, liberal arts education claimed to seek sacred truths through secular means. But when Aristotle’s works were first translated from Arabic, there began a conflict between reason and faith. Franciscan John Duns Scotus was one philosopher who tried to bridge this gap. The World of Philosophy series presents the questions, interests, and worldviews of the world’s great philosophers and philosophical traditions. Special emphasis on clear and relevant explanations, in understandable language, give you a new arsenal of insights toward living a better life.

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The Roman Empire became Christian in AD 323; about two centuries later, the rest of Europe began to convert. Medieval culture blurred the line between the sacred and the secular. While political and religious hierarchies vied for influence, liberal arts education claimed to seek sacred truths through secular means. But when Aristotle’s works were first translated from Arabic, there began a conflict between reason and faith. Franciscan John Duns Scotus was one philosopher who tried to bridge this gap.

The World of Philosophy series presents the questions, interests, and worldviews of the world’s great philosophers and philosophical traditions. Special emphasis on clear and relevant explanations, in understandable language, give you a new arsenal of insights toward living a better life.

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Author Bio: Prof. Ralph McInerny

Ralph McInerny (1929–2010) was a philosopher, professor, and prolific author. He was professor of philosophy, director of the Jacques Maritain Center, and Michael P. Grace Professor of Medieval Studies at the University of Notre Dame. McInerny wrote a variety of nonfiction works on philosophy and theology; he was also the author of a number of fiction novels, stories, and poems.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 2.93
Audience: Adult
Language: English