Saltar a: Contenido � | Pie de la página � | Menú principal �


HH

Freeman, Charles

The closing of the western mind. The rise of faith and the fall of reason

  • Editorial: Pimlico
  • Páginas: 470
  • Año: 2003
  • Precio: 22.15 €
  • EAN: 9780712664981

When the Emperor Constantine converted to Christianity in AD 312 he changed the course of European history in a way that continues to have repercussions to the present day. Adopting those aspects ofthe religion that suited his purposes, he truned Rome on a course from the relatively open, tolerant and pluralistic civilization of the Hellenistic world towards a culture based on the rule of fixed authority - whether that of the Bible, the writings of Ptolemy in astronomy, and of Galen and Hippocrates in medicine.Only a thousand years later, with the Renaissance and the emergence of modern science, was Europe to begin to free itself from the effects of Constantine´s decision. The Church, on the other hand, remains hierarchical and authoritarian, and the effects persist to this day of Constantine´s establishment of Christianity as a state religion.

Utilizamos cookies propias y de terceros para mejorar nuestros servicios y mostrarle publicidad relacionada con sus preferencias mediante el análisis de sus hábitos de navegación. Si continúa navegando, consideramos que acepta su uso. Puede cambiar la configuración u obtener más información en nuestra "Política de cookies".

Saltar a: Contenido � | Pie de la página � | Menú principal �