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BALS Sample Class: Faith and Reason in the Middle Ages (11/11)


11 Nov 6-9:35pm

Join us on Wednesday, November 11th to sample a class from our Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies program and experience what this degree program has to offer you.

BLHS-105: Faith and Reason in the Middle Ages

Course Description:
The relation between faith and reason is one of the perennial issues in Western thought. With the renaissance of the twelfth century and the founding of universities throughout Europe in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, the question of faith and reason was dramatically recast. The rediscovery of Aristotle—and so, the use of Aristotelian logic, grammar, physics, and metaphysics—led to the development of new methods of inquiry, categories of thought, and modes of expression. This course begins with the twelfth-century renaissance; the cross-fertilization among Muslim, Jewish, and Christian scholars; the rise of the universities as important institutions; and the development of scholasticism. It focuses on particular on the development of the scholastic method, resistance to it, and, in particular, discussions and sometimes fierce debates about "faith and reason" in Christianity and Judaism. The course also looks at the issue of authority and alternative approaches to faith and reason (e.g., mystical texts and vernacular theologies), the category of "heresy" and its ramifications (social, political, religious).

Georgetown Main Campus

37th & O St NW , New North Hall, Room 107
District of Columbia, District of Columbia

Add to Calendar 2015-11-11 18:00 2015-11-11 21:35 America/New_York BALS Sample Class: Faith and Reason in the Middle Ages (11/11) Join us on Wednesday, November 11th to sample a class from our Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies program and experience what this degree program has to offer you. BLHS-105: Faith and Reason in the Middle Ages Course Description: The relation between faith and reason is one of the perennial issues in Western thought. With the renaissance of the twelfth century and the founding of universities throughout Europe in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, the question of faith and reason was dramatically recast. The rediscovery of Aristotle—and so, the use of Aristotelian logic, grammar, physics, and metaphysics—led to the development of new methods of inquiry, categories of thought, and modes of expression. This course begins with the twelfth-century renaissance; the cross-fertilization among Muslim, Jewish, and Christian scholars; the rise of the universities as important institutions; and the development of scholasticism. It focuses on particular on the development of the scholastic method, resistance to it, and, in particular, discussions and sometimes fierce debates about "faith and reason" in Christianity and Judaism. The course also looks at the issue of authority and alternative approaches to faith and reason (e.g., mystical texts and vernacular theologies), the category of "heresy" and its ramifications (social, political, religious). Georgetown Main Campus , 37th & O St NW , New North Hall, Room 107 District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States MM/DD/YYYY