Tom Gilson

2 thoughts on “Christianity Preserving and Advancing Knowledge

  1. No matter how technologically advance the world has become today and knowledge has been increased, yet it will all sum up, if we would like to truly know of the Truth that can set us free, to this: “And to man He said, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; And to depart from evil is understanding.’ Job 28:28”

  2. There is an astonishing misconception out there that the “Dark Ages” came about because of Christian antipathy to knowledge.

    Also, the very term “dark ages” has fallen into disrepute amongst historians. To quote David Lindberg:

    “The idea of the Middle Ages (or medieval period) first arose in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries among Italian humanist scholars, who detected a dark middle period between the bright achievements of antiquity and the enlightenment of their own age. This derogatory opinion (captured in the familiar epithet “dark ages”) has now been almost totally abandoned by professional historians in favor of the neutral view that takes “Middle Ages” simply as the name of a period in Western history, during which distinctive and important contributions to Western culture were made” (The Beginnings of Western Science – David C. Lindberg).

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