St. Albert the Great: Champion of Faith and Reason

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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.

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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

  • ISBN-13: 9780895559081
  • Publisher: Saint Benedict Press/Tan Books Publishers Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Pages: 206
  • Sales rank: 1,418,717
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Kevin Vost, Psy.D. (born 1961) is the author of Memorize the Faith! (And Most Anything Else): Using the Methods of the Great Catholic Medieval Memory Masters and Fit for Eternal Life: A Catholic Approach to Working Out, Eating Right, and Building the Virtues of Fitness Within Your Soul and St. Albert the Great: Champion of Faith and Reason. An advocate of the sound mind in a healthy body credo so dear to the classical philosophers, Dr. Vost, psychologist and physical fitness expert, seeks to share with Catholic audiences how we can heed Christ s call to be perfect in mind, body, and soul.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Author's Preface: A Great man for all Seasons xi

Introduction: The Least shall be the Greatest xiii

Part I Thinker

Chapter 1 Saintly Scientist 3

Chapter 2 Studious Student 14

Chapter 3 Talented Teacher 26

Chapter 4 Foundational Philosopher 39

Chapter 5 Memory Master 52

Part II Doer

Chapter 6 Docile Dominican 67

Chapter 7 Prudent Preacher 75

Chapter 8 Providential Provincial 83

Chapter 9 Booted Bishop 89

Chapter 10 Coped Crusader 100

Chapter 11 Pontifical Peacemaker 106

Part III Lover

Chapter 12 Mary's Minstrel 115

Chapter 13 Lady Lover 125

Chapter 14 Thorough Theologian 132

Chapter 15 Charging Champion 143

Chapter 16 Cherished Child 153

Conclusion: The Undisputed Universal Doctor 159

Appendix 1 The Life and Times of St. Albert the Great 168

Appendix 2 Prayer of Albert the Great to End a Sermon 171

Notes 173

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