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St Albert the Great: Champion of Faith and Reason [NOOK Book]

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The last man who knew everything! Even while he was still alive, Dominican friar Albert of Cologne was widely called Magnus the Great. His contemporaries said St. Albert simply knew all there was to know; he was a scientist, theologian, and philosopher; a teacher, preacher, and negotiator; a shrewd shepherd and an unflinching defender of the Faith. The time has come to re-discover St. Albert's greatness, and to profit from his prodigious wisdom...
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St Albert the Great: Champion of Faith and Reason

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The last man who knew everything! Even while he was still alive, Dominican friar Albert of Cologne was widely called Magnus the Great. His contemporaries said St. Albert simply knew all there was to know; he was a scientist, theologian, and philosopher; a teacher, preacher, and negotiator; a shrewd shepherd and an unflinching defender of the Faith. The time has come to re-discover St. Albert's greatness, and to profit from his prodigious wisdom and virtue as did his famous student, St. Thomas Aquinas.

Author Kevin Vost presents St. Albert's brilliant scholarly career at the height of the Church's intellectual renewal in the thirteenth century. St. Albert was tireless (and courageous) in his leadership and works of reform as a Dominican provincial and diocesan bishop. Desperate popes pressed him into diplomatic missions, hoping that Magnus might succeed in making peace where lesser men had failed.

These pages not only tell St. Albert's story they share his lessons. Each chapter uses Albertine teachings, and the witness of the saint's life, to instruct, edify, and inspire us to greater holiness and more ardent love. Read St. Albert and see why the greatest man of his age has great things to offer our age as well.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012817310
  • Publisher: TAN Books & Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,200,115
  • File size: 443 KB

Meet the Author

Kevin Vost, Psy.D. (b. 1961) has taught psychology at the University of Illinois at Springfield, Lincoln Land Community College, and MacMurray College. A former powerlifter and Highland Games Heavy Events competitor, Dr. Vost has also served as a weightlifting instructor, fitness writer for the International Association of Resistance Trainers, Research Review Committee Member for American Mensa (the high IQ society), lector for St. Agnes Catholic Church, and fast food fries and drink man (a few decades back). His voice (and sometimes the rest of him) travel the globe sharing themes of faith, philosophy, and fitness on radio, television, and in live presentations.

Dr. Vost's latest book is St. Albert the Great: Champion of Faith and Reason (TAN, 2011). Due this fall (with the help of co-authors Shane Kapler, Peggy Bowes, and some special guests including author and Son Rise Morning Show producer Matt Swaim) is Tending the Temple: 365 Days of Spiritual and Physical Devotions (Bezalel Books). On the plate for 2012 for TAN is Three Irish Saints: A Study in Spiritual Styles.

A self-styled Aristotelian/Stoic/Albertine/Thomist, this author lives with his wife, two sons, and their dog Mindy (who makes a cameo appearance in Chapter 1 of Unearthing Your Ten Talents).
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