The Opening of the Western Mind?

Source: Law & Liberty
by Jesse Russell

“In his new work, The Reopening of the Western Mind: The Resurgence of Intellectual Life from the End of Antiquity to the Dawn of Enlightenment, Oxford historian Charles Freeman lays out a vision of the rebirth of intellectual activity after the fall of Rome. First and foremost, it must be said that Freeman’s work does have a slightly Enlightenment-Whiggish taint that sees the Middle Ages as a ‘decline’ (although Freeman does recognize the achievements of Medieval thinkers). However, his work is (usually) fair to medieval thinkers, and there are only a few points in the work with which some Christians would quarrel.” (09/06/23)