But the Lord God helps me; therefore I have not been disgraced; therefore I have set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be put to shame.  Isaiah 50:7 (ESV)

LFR Show 24

Feb 23, 2015

Our special guest this week is Dr James Hannam, author of the book, “God’s Philosophers: How the Medieval World Laid the Foundations of Modern Science.” In our discussion, we explore why Aristotle features so heavily in Middle Age thought, and why reason was seen as useful for distinguishing between heretical and orthodox statements. We also discuss Gerbert d’Aurillac and the magic brass head, the idea of a flat earth and why he felt Galileo deserved three chapters in his book.