The Saint vs. the Scholar: The Fight between Faith and Reason

published by Franciscan Media | Hardback - With dust jacket | 192 pages
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Set between the violence of the Crusades and the threat of the Inquisition is a forgotten episode in history: the fight between Bernard of Clairvaux (the saint and “doctor of the church”) and Peter Abelard (the scholar). This popular history shows how what happened between two extraordinary men face-to-face in a contest of wills long ago is a key to understanding who we are today as people of faith. This intense, emotional, partisan clash between two men, the method by which the saint wins the battle, and the ways in which the scholar provokes the saint’s outrage, changed the course of history as well as framed the conflict between reason and faith that exists day.  Stock #: B36967

Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Juliana Healy
Great Book:Thought provoking

Great look at historic life and the way we can cause turmoil just by not listening to the other point of view.

Rochelle McArthur

Reminded me that being a saint and being a scholar are not mutually rxclusive.

William T. Kissam

Book okay but boring

Joseph Janiszeski
The Saint vs the Scholar

The title attracted me to buy this book. Haven't gotten to it yet, but I will. I'm involved in some other reading right now.

Brianna B
Into medieval history and Church philosophy? Get this book

The book arrived as promised. I haven't finished reading it. But for any who likes medieval Church history, and learning about how the views the Church has held has changed pertaining to philosophy; I recommend it. I am enjoying it immensely.

Jon M. Sweeney is an independent scholar and one of religion’s most respected writers. His work has been hailed by everyone from Booklist and James Martin, S.J. to Fox News and Dan Savage. He’s been interviewed on CBS Saturday Morning, Fox News, and other television programs. His books have sold more than 225,000 copies worldwide; some have been History Book Club, Book-of-the-Month Club, and Quality Paperback Book Club selections. The Pope Who Quit: A True Medieval Tale of Mystery, Death, and Salvation, was published by Image/Random House and optioned by HBO. He is also the author of Inventing Hell, and several books about Francis of Assisi including When Saint Francis Saved the Church and The Enthusiast.

Product Type:  Book

Item Number:  #B36967

ISBN:  9781616369675

Publication Date:  4/28/2017

BISAC:  RELIGION / Christian Living / General

Imprint:  Franciscan Media

Trim Size:  139.7 mm X 215.9 mm X 25.4 mm
(Approx. 5.5 in X 8.5 in X 0.98 in X )

Pages:  192

List Price:  $ 3.00