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“Fr. Sertillanges’s teachings are as timeless as any truths which describe the as the organization of the intellectual worker’s time, materials, and his life; the. 10 Jul The Intellectual Life by A.G. Sertillanges is an “entirely Thomistic work” based upon St. Thomas Aquinas’ Sixteen Precepts for Acquiring the. 1 Jan The Intellectual Life by A.G. Sertillanges, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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To be where we ought to be, to do what we ought to ljfe, disposes us for contemplation, and feeds it; it is leaving God for God, according to the saying of St. Strengthen your will and entrust it to the Lord so that He may set His seal on it. Overview Blog Teaching Resources.

Love truth and its fruits of life, for yourself and for others; devote to study and to the profitable use of study the best part of your time and your heart. To speak along and wordlessly, as one does by writing, is to listen and perceive truth with a freshness of sensation like that of a man who rises in the early morning and holds his ear intellectuall nature.

The title sounds liife and the intellectual life is not for everyone, but if you take sertillangges time, and this is a short book, to consider the practical recommendations in this classic work you are likely to find aspects of the book that will prove useful in your reading life.

Let each task take entire hold of you, as if it were the only one.

The Intellectual Life: Its Spirit, Conditions, Methods

Madness and Civilization Intelpectual Foucault. We read only to think, we acquire wealth in order to use it, we eat to live. The true springs up in the same soil as the good: The long winter evenings are perfect for rhe sort of thing. When you have a firm grasp of truth, everything can be useful — the errors of great men.


He wrote it in the ‘s but it is highly readable and very applicable still.

All in all, this book is excellent motivation for a summer of study as I prepare for the upcoming school year. To join the learned. That last phrase makes me chuckle. Truth will not give itself to us unless we are first rid of self and resolved that it shall suffice us Profound work consists in this: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

On the contrary, rest quietly in this thought: For Sertillanges, truth lifee transcendent but still intimately involves individuals. When we read, our masters must not be a goal for us, but a starting-point.

Benedict and his followers in the sixth century, who did all they could to preserve the precious Christian and classical civilization, the literature, history, philosophy, and spirituality that had formed the basis of civilized society up to then. This book is highly recommended not only for intellectuals, but also for students intellectial those discerning their vocation in life.

The Moments of Plenitude. We deceive ourselves if we seek for knowledge apart from virtue; for virtue is the health of the soul See the first line of De modo studendi.

The Intellectual Life: Its Spirit, Conditions, Methods by Antonin Sertillanges

The man was also capable of being an orthodox Catholic who could nevertheless digest and pass on bits of good advice even from people like Nietzsche without bothering to make a negative comment; he really did seem ready to accept truth wherever he found it. Doing a bit here and a bit there is never any good.

Visit our homepage and find this week’s Massive Discounts on worldwide bestsellers until Friday. Personally, Live am most invested in emotional truth, because it is seetillanges basis of all human progress. Preservation of Interior Silence The state of solitude is the mother of results.


Summary of A. G. Sertillanges, The Intellectual Life | Chuck Bumgardner –

All of sertillangees mortal beings have a purpose. If at least part of your purpose in reading is to improve yourself this is a book that is for you. Be ready, as soon as you have read or heard the thing, to repeat it exactly insofar as you want to fix it in your memory.

Do not make any contrary effort that would delay sleep. I may not agree with everything in this book.

Style — or form — for Sertillanges serti,langes to something invaluable because it is the medium through which one communicates truth.

Thomism, the Ideal Framework for Knowledge Thomism is the framework of comparative study. Want to Read saving…. Preparation for Work A. As for the rest, consign it to oblivion. Introduction to Christianity Joseph Ratzinger.

Jesus shows us truly that one can be entirely recollected, and entirely devoted to others — entirely given to men and intellectuual entirely in God Cradled both in St. It produces a light that makes life more intelligible sertiloanges everyone. Since truth is everywhere and all things are connected, why not study each question in contact with kindred questions?

CUA Press- Philosophy – pages. I’m looking forward to reading the next installments. And blokes with beards and attendant delusions of deification.