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    read The Age of Faith Story of Civilization 4 [The Age of Faith Story of Civilization 4] Download à Will Durant Several months ago I had a little debate with a friend of mine who is studying history about the Middle Ages I was arguing I’m sorry to say a simplistic and stereotyped version of that period I noted that the science of the day was

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    read The Age of Faith Story of Civilization 4 [The Age of Faith Story of Civilization 4] Download à Will Durant Will Durant ã 9 read & download “Nothing is lost in history; sooner or later every creative idea finds opportunity and development and adds its color to the flame of life”The Age of Faith the fourth volume of The Story of Civilization covers the Middle Ages in Europe and the Near East giving a fair and comprehensive account of the economic political legal military mo

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    read The Age of Faith Story of Civilization 4 free download É E-book, or Kindle E-pub ã Will Durant Will Durant ã 9 read & download To understand the Middle Ages we must forget our modern rationalism our proud confidence in reason and science our restless search after wealth and power and an earthly paradise; we must enter sympathetically into the mood of men disillusioned of these pursuits standing at the end of a thousand years of ration

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    [The Age of Faith Story of Civilization 4] Download à Will Durant I picked this up thinking I ought to know about medieval history and now by God I know about medieval history uite a lot really The fact that I retain so much of such a long book says a lot about Durant's skills as a writer I especially enjoyed his commentary and aides though Sweeping generalizations that however uotable no editor would per

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    free download É E-book, or Kindle E-pub ã Will Durant Will Durant ã 9 read & download read The Age of Faith Story of Civilization 4 One gets the sense that Will and Ariel Durant have to work slightly harder to find interest in this volume it's not the glory of ancient empires nor the flowering of the Renaissance and Enlightenment in volumes to come But their work pays off and this book running from the last pagan Roman Emperor until Dante is a hefty cornucopia of philosophy art music wars and all the other follies of civilisation It covers Rome's decline and fall and

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    Will Durant ã 9 read & download free download É E-book, or Kindle E-pub ã Will Durant read The Age of Faith Story of Civilization 4 As a part of my bucket list I'm slowly making my way through all these volumes I would read them faster but they are so heavy I really have a hard time holding up the book while reading in bed so I have to read sitting up which I don't have much time for I love these books and really enjoy his witty style I wonder how man

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    [The Age of Faith Story of Civilization 4] Download à Will Durant read The Age of Faith Story of Civilization 4 Here're a few of the pithy uotes from this volume the full list exceed the max characters allowed in these reviews• In a developed civilizatio

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    [The Age of Faith Story of Civilization 4] Download à Will Durant Will Durant ã 9 read & download free download É E-book, or Kindle E-pub ã Will Durant This Durant volume takes the reader from the tail of the Roman Empire to the 13th century primarily in Christendom Europe In this Age when faith and orthodoxy ruled St Augustine was its most powerful voice Durant says Aug

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    [The Age of Faith Story of Civilization 4] Download à Will Durant Will Durant ã 9 read & download free download É E-book, or Kindle E-pub ã Will Durant This book is my favorite book I've listened to all year Most books I listen to are because I want to find our place in the universe and how we got where we are This book does that better than any book I've listened to this yearThe author ties the pieces of the history covered together as a coherent whole The period of tim

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The Age of Faith Story of Civilization 4 free read ¾ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Will Durant ã 9 read & download free download É E-book, or Kindle E-pub ã Will Durant Of Civilization this is a self contained work which at the same time fits into a comprehensive history It includes the dramatic stories of Augustine Hypatia Justinian Mohammed Harun al Rashid Charlemagne William the Conueror Eleanor of Auitaine Ric. One gets the sense that Will and Ariel Durant have to work slightly harder to find interest in this volume it s not the glory of ancient empires nor the flowering of the Renaissance and Enlightenment in volumes to come But their work pays off and this book running from the last pagan Roman Emperor until Dante is a hefty cornucopia of philosophy art music wars and all the other follies of civilisation It covers Rome s decline and fall and replacement by barbaric European tribes the cleft of the Empire the birth of Christianity and its ascent to become the official faith the origins of Islam and the greatness of the Arab Golden Age receiving classical learning and preserving and increasing it Jewish civilisation the social and economic conditions of the Middle Ages feudalism courtly love troubadours witch burning feasts and fasts heretics the Inuisition and the Crusades the age of Scholastic phiosophy and Duns Scotus eventual admission of defeat in reconciling faith with reason and that perhaps opening the door to the Renaissance That last run on sentence is very Durantian although I haven t the same style But what I m trying to say is there s far too much here to sum up in this brief review but every page bursts with humility and humanism Dense but compulsive reading

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The Age of Faith Story of Civilization 4 free read ¾ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Will Durant ã 9 read & download free download É E-book, or Kindle E-pub ã Will Durant Hard the Lion Hearted Saladin Maimonides St Francis Thomas Auinas Roger Bacon etc all in the perspective of integrated history The greatest love stories in literature of Héloise Abélard of Dante Beatrice are here retold with enthralling scholarsh. This Durant volume takes the reader from the tail of the Roman Empire to the 13th century primarily in Christendom Europe In this Age when faith and orthodoxy ruled St Augustine was its most powerful voice Durant says Augustine allowed earthly cities but life there was secondary to the divine city of the one true God Augustine gave a definitive stamp to catholic theology Durant continues giving it a Neoplatonic tinge Augustine formulated the claim of the Church to supremacy over the mind and the state That supremacy however had to be achieved through conflict with pagans and tribes with Arab Islamic and Byzantine peoples and with religious thinkers who strayed from orthodoxy At the apex of the Church s standing in Latin Christianity Pope Innocent III 1161 1216 envisioned a moral world stateIn this era of faith life was stuck in time Feudal society freemen serfs slaves was characterized by a dual loyalty with serfs and slaves trading subjection for protection from their masters and looking to the church for comfort and salvation Slaves were slaves because it was their nature and women were intended to be inferior by God Like Plato Durant comments the Jew thanked God that he had not been born a woman and the woman replied humbly I thank God that I was made according to His will Magic and superstition were everywhere science and knowledge were subservient to religious orthodoxy and medicine was a branch of theology Life was strict and unforgiving It was a God intoxicated age where Most Christians believed that all Moslems and most Moslems believed that all Christians would go to hell Under the Inuisition torture was used to get confessions and wars and persecutions revealed a ferocity unknown in any beast Durant writes St Francis devotion to life and non life was such that he hesitated to blow out a candle for fear that the fire might object to being put out A hundred years later his most loyal followers were burned at the stake by the Inuisition The consecrated wafer came to contain the whole body blood and soul of Jesus Christ and Durant comments one of the oldest ceremonies of primitive religion the eating of the god is widely practiced and revered in European and American civilization today Nevertheless the church was doing its best to promote civilizing values Durant states It built the great cathedrals in Europe created majestic music to fill its chambers and served as hubs of charity and comfort for the weak and the poorEven so these civilizing values were confined by a faith based worldview that kept man and women in their proper place Women were seen as the favored instrument of Satan who led men to hell At the end of this age Thomas Auinas who sought to reconcile Aristotle s scientific thinking with the word of God was the prisoner of his own religious world The woman Auinas wrote is subject to the man on account of the weakness of her nature both mind and body This is he believed the law of nature and that law in his Aristotle based theology was the law of God Facing the lessons of Aristotle that were coming into Europe at the time Aristotle could not ignore the biological nature of man Body and soul are one he believed and knowledge begins with the senses as opposed to faith based knowledge Sense based knowledge combines with reason to reveal God s existence and God s sole role as the creator of everything Everything has a cause and such chains of logic can be taken all the way back to the beginning the First Cause that acts upon but is not acted upon This was GodAuinas philosophy theology was comprehensive in scale and scope He took what he faced the all dominant Church on the one hand and the increasingly pervasive evidence that the world in fact operated by than faith and magic and weaved together a story that made a good deal of sense But the tie between reason and theology was tenuous and began to fray in the centuries to come This was to become the Renaissance which is the subject of Durant s next volume Durant s knowledge and writing is impressive In this volume as in his prior ones Durant offers observations here and there about the lessons of history believing that the best predictor of the future is who we have been in the past Patterns repeat themselves Civilization is a thin veneer The brutality of the Inuisition was surpassed only by the two wars of the last century he says the volume was written in the late 1940s The battle for the human soul which found a temporary resolution in Auinas continues Faith based knowledge competes with empirically based reason and reason competes with itself Remove God and re substitute Platonic Forms and Auinas is still relevant today in some objective non empirical reality Is the soul transcendent spirit mind or is it lodged in our body Durant s histories continue to give This very long volume was written many decades ago but as in Volumes II and III Durant acknowledges his role as a historian for the future as well as the past He writes Thank 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The Age of Faith Story of Civilization 4 free read ¾ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Will Durant ã 9 read & download free download É E-book, or Kindle E-pub ã Will Durant St A History of Medieval Civilization Christian Islamic Judaic from Constantine to Dante AD 325 1300The Age of Faith surveys the medieval achievements modern significance of Christian Islamic Judaic life culture Like the other volumes in The Story. Nothing is lost in history sooner or later every creative idea finds opportunity and development and adds its color to the flame of life The Age of Faith the fourth volume of The Story of Civilization covers the Middle Ages in Europe and the Near East giving a fair and comprehensive account of the economic political legal military moral social religious educational scientific philosophic and artistic aspects of four distinct civilizations Byzantine Islamic Judaic and West European But if thereafter reason should fail and science should find no answers but should multiply knowledge and power without improving conscience or purpose if all utopias should brutally collapse in the changeless abuse of the weak by the strong then men would understand why once their ancestors in the barbarism of those early Christian centuries turned from science knowledge power and pride and took refuge for a thousand years in humble faith hope and charity

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  • The Age of Faith Story of Civilization 4
  • Will Durant
  • English
  • 09 October 2019
  • 9780965000758