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The Intellectual Life

Author: A. G. Sertillanges
Publisher: CUA Press
ISBN: 9780813206462
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"Fr. Sertillanges's teachings are as timeless as any truths which describe the genuine nature of things. . . . This book is highly recommended not only for intellectuals, but also for students and those discerning their vocation in life."--New Oxford Review "[This] is above all a practical book. It discusses with a wealth of illustration and insight such subjects as the organization of the intellectual worker's time, materials, and his life; the integration of knowledge and the relation of one's specialty to general knowledge; the choice and use of reading; the discipline of memory; the taking of notes, their classification and use; and the preparation and organization of the final production."--The Sign

Another Sort Of Learning

Author: James V. Schall
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 089870183X
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Noting the widespread concern about the quality of education in our schools, Schall examines what is taught and read (and not read) in these schools. He questions the fundamental premises in our culture which do not allow truth to be considered. Schall lists various important books to read, and why.

Habits Of The Mind

Author: James W. Sire
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830879579
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A Christianity Today Book of the Year! What is an intellectual? How can you learn to think well? What does it mean to love God with your mind? Can the intellectual life be a legitimate Christian calling? Is the intellectual life your calling? James Sire brings wit and wisdom to bear on these questions and their possible answers. And he offers an unusual "insider's view" of learning how to think well for the glory of God and for the sake of his kingdom. In Habits of the Mind Sire challenges you to avoid one of the greatest pitfalls of intellectual life--by resisting the temptation to separate being from knowing. He shows you how to cultivate intellectual virtues and disciplines--habits of mind--that will strengthen you in pursuit of your calling. And he offers assurance that intellectual life can be a true calling for Christians: because Jesus was the smartest man who ever lived, Sire argues, you can and should accept the challenge to think as well as you are able.

Rapt

Author: Winifred Gallagher
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781594202100
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The behavioral scientist author of Just the Way You Are presents a provocative argument that the quality of one's life is directly related to the focus of one's attention, drawing on the latest findings in neuroscience and psychology to cover such topics as the human capacity for training concentration, the ways in which the creative mind thinks, and why people deliberate on the wrong factors when making big decisions.

Thomas Aquinas

Author: A. G. Sertillanges
Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
ISBN: 1933184701
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Originally pub.: London: Burns, Oates & Washbourne, ltd., 1933.

Judaism And The Gentiles

Author: Terence L. Donaldson
Publisher: Baylor University Press
ISBN: 1602580251
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A comprehensive examination of Jewish views of Gentiles