The Saint vs. the Scholar: The Fight between Faith and Reason
Stock #: B36967
A very informative and captivating read.
Have started Hermann Hesses;s Narcissus and Goldmand. Saint Hildegard Von Bingen is still my favorite
Most enjoyable. I had no idea the faith vs reason arguments went back so far in church history and that they got so violent.
Reminded me so much of the harm and division we all can cause each other by being so immovable or intractable. (Similar story would be Cardinal Humbert, legate of Pope Leo I who in many ways caused the 1054 East-West Schism, or even the inevitable martyrdom of Joan of Arc). I thought it was a great read, really touched on the personalities, their perspectives, but also the times they were living.
Some of the politics (yep both religious and state) and religious perspectives may be a little deep for some (as to why they would get bogged down or put the book down), but otherwise it was not something for most of us to schlogg through, but really entertaining.