Intellectual Life in the high Middle Ages outline

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Intellectual Life in the High Middle Ages The Medieval Synthesis: Faith and Reason Optimism and Cultural Confidence in this Synthesis Brought together faith with reason Need reason, as well as faith, to understand God, theology, Christianity Links with Greek science and reason—Plato, Aristotle The world makes sense, the world has order, see God in this world Enormous influence—brought together major themes with Christian thinkers Architecture of cathedrals represent reason and faith Influence of the Church Roman Catholic Church was the key institution for ambitious people Church Reforms, Universities, Schools, and Intellectual Life Innocent III (1198-1216): The Power of the Papacy—most powerful New Monastic Orders: Franciscans and Dominicans St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) Institutional Context for New Intellectual Debates Universities—support development Improve the quality of the church by improving education Emphasis on education! Center of life Know logic of ancient Greek science that comes through Muslims Theological Debates Abelard (1079-1142)—reason vs. St. Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153)—faith Criticism and Piety, Abelard’s Use of Logic Sic et Non (Yes and No) c. 1122? Wrote one of the first autobiographies
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