THE LATE ROMAN EMPIRE THROUGH THE MEDIEVAL PERIOD

THE LATE ROMAN EMPIRE THROUGH THE MEDIEVAL PERIOD - THE...

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Unformatted text preview: THE LATE ROMAN EMPIRE THROUGH THE MEDIEVAL PERIOD ST. AUGUSTINE (354-430 A.D.) After a wayward and dissolute youth, converted to Christianity. His "Confessions" is a classic work of introspection, useful for his self- examination and reflection. His insistence that knowledge be consistent with Christian teachings, however, marks the approximate beginning of a millennium of intellectual oppression by the Church. BOETHIUS (480-524 A.D.) continued the tradition that reason and philosophy should support Christian thought. AVICENNA (c. 931-1037 A.D.), Islamic philosopher and physician, was a neo-Aristotelian who tried to integrate elements of Aristotelian and Platonic thought with Islam. MAIMONIDES 1135-1204, Jewish philosopher-physician, also tried to reconcile reason and religious belief. ROGER BACON (1210-1294) studied at Oxford and the University of Paris and later...
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