House of Wisdom, by Jonathan Lyons Discussion of the four parts of the book Title of the Course Part 1: Al-Isha/ Nightfall Jonathan Lyons’ book, “The House of Wisdom“, begins with a narration of the illiterate, uncultured European populations seeking assistance from the educated and self-styled Islamic society, just to drive the message of the significance of Islam in the Global civilization during the twentieth century…
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Nevertheless, the West also played a pivotal role in the development of the ancient education; In view of this, this section presents Lyons thought regarding the revolution that threatened the moral basis of Crusader Antioch. The author used character Adelard to explore the significance of the French ministry school, which had enabled him enjoy the most appropriate and modern education. Through the character, Lyons demonstrates how the then society enjoyed the approval and tutelage of the authoritative minister of Bath, the French jury doctor and educationist John de Villula1. Whereas the author used Adelard of Bath to depict the nature of the then common man, his dad, Fastrad, stands as a key figure in Bishop John's entourage; being the one of the most affluent occupants of his premises, who doubled as his closes confidantes, guaranteeing his son of inherent dispensation. The household seems radically in official records of Church and political circles. This is manifest in the manner in which royal circulars eventually incorporate Adelard as the recipient of a retirement fund from the income obtained from Whiltshire; a clear indication of the connection between state and religion. Nonetheless, the younger population does not seem to appreciate or proactively benefit from the connection. In view of this, the author presents young Adelard virtually perceiving little essence in the modern world, and he gave up on the nature of the Western education, for instance. He adds that a close examination of the ancient popular literature reveals that most of them depicted more eloquence and knowledge as compared to the talents and skill of the contemporary philosophers. The ‘earth is like a wheel’ chosen by the author in part one of the book clearly depicts the nature of rolling philosophies; some repeat themselves after modification, others are rolled away to oblivion. For instance, things are more less the same in elite cathedral learning centers. The internal and conflicts and confusion that infiltrated the schools following the barbarian intrusions of the European Roman Empire, from the fourth century AD, served to damage formal learning and the return of orthodox knowledge. The invasions by Islamic ideals three centuries later resulted in the isolation of the West ideologies by minimizing easy reach of the Byzantine Christians who lived in far-flung Constantinople, where negligible levels of the Greek philosophies was still present. The author manages to depict how the wonders of conventional education were largely discarded, or at the best marginalized from the extreme levels of the European society. Invaluable literature were left out through inattention, damaged by the uneducated hordes, or simply classified as unintelligible by the prevailing ignorance of rookie scholars or just by the lost capacity to understand Greek. It is this kind of created loophole that gave room for the influence of Islam in the West, hence fighting Christianity and presenting ‘The Warriors of God’ with a difficult time marketing Christianity societies that they had yet to evangelize religiously and intellectually2. Part 2: Al-Fajr/ Dawn Jonathan Lyons indicates that the Arabic philosophy is believed to have played a pivotal role in the ‘
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The environment in which he was brought up also contributed to shaping his life. Lethem childhood life was mainly based in Brooklyn (Lethem 5). He was the son of a painter and a Bohemian mother. Lethem’s mother died of “brain tumor” when he was in his early teens.
Most of the westerners had limited education and disapproved the Muslims and their ways of life. Westerners saw the Muslims as enemies and went ahead and declared war upon them just because they were different from them and they had different beliefs. Despite this perception by the general, western population, some westerners like Adelard of Bath did not think of the Arabs as dangerous; instead, he saw them as learned and went in search of the Arab knowledge. This paper will be focusing on how the Europeans were reluctant to accept the Muslims and how one Englishman with a different attitude towards the Arabs brought about change in the West.
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