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

Author: Charles Freeman
Publisher: London : Heinemann, 2002.
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"This book is an exploration of the process by which the European mind was closed by the revolution of the fourth century. Its concerns are many: the rise of the 'divine' monarch in a tradition here traced back to Alexander the Great, the struggles as Christianity painfully separated itself from Judaism, the conflict between faith and reason, the problems in finding any kind of rational basis for Christian theology.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Freeman, Charles, 1947-
Closing of the Western mind.
London : Heinemann, 2002
(OCoLC)988863276
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Freeman
ISBN: 0434008532 9780434008537
OCLC Number: 51222088
Description: xxiii, 470 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Charles Freeman.
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