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It is for all these reasons that I give this book three stars, instead of four or five as others have done. View all subjects More like this Similar Items. As I look at this book sitting on the table I ask myself, “what did I learn?

Sertillanges inspires and educates those who would establish an inner mental life, and successfully avoids the trap that many in the genre have of becoming almost entirely or even completely inspiration—otherwise, I would have thought “why I did I waste my time reading this when I could have been doing that intellectual project! Although he wrote inhis advice on limiting exposure to daily newspapers intellecteulle me to pare down similar distractions I have from the internet though I’ll keep Goodreads for now.

In sum, he encourages the kind of reading that is an impetus for reflection. If you’re looking for a book on the intellectual life, get this one! That probably shows you right away that I am not an intellectual! Everything else always settles itself… As to the public if it sometimes stimulates, it often disturbs, scatters the mind; and by going to pick up two pennies in the street, you may lose a fortune.

In a time where higher education has the intellectual courage of a drug dealer cutting smack with baking powder, this book is a reminder of a lost age that we could have again if we committed to reading, writing and thinking.

Dec 10, Brian rated it really liked it Shelves: Dec 04, Anh Nguyen rated it it was amazing. Quiet solitude is one of the most important points talked about in this book. After all, I am not actually a Catholic, as the author is. It is in great part spiritual, but also practical and in its essence it demonstrates, I believe, the two are not at odds.


All in all, this book is excellent setillanges for a summer of study as I prepare for the upcoming school year.

The Intellectual Life: Its Spirit, Conditions, Methods

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This is an intellectually stimulating book that has much good to offer us.

We resume our task; this is the moment to accept it afresh, and to confirm, by an express act, our triple intellevtuelle as men, Christians, and intellectuals.

It reminds us all about the gift of the scholarly life and also the gift of the solitary – quiet – moments of thinking, connecting, reading and writing. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study.

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

intellcetuelle The forward was magnificent! Oh – and staying the hell away from Beatrice. This book is of enormous humanistic value. I found myself hiding its cover so others wouldn’t exercise bigotry.

Style acknowledges the five senses, takes our modes of perception into account: I finished reading it today and already want to read it again. Sertillanges writes, The life of study is austere and imposes grave obligations.

Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway. I mention the why and the how breakdown in order to explain the following. A -D Sertillanges Publisher: First, he speaks about harmony and order in an Eastern style.

Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items. In this inrellectuelle, the ka old book is a breath of fresh air. This instrument is a quality of my being, an vvie bent, a disposition of the living brain, that is, it is a particular evolution of my self… A style is true when it corresponds to a necessity of thought and when it keeps intimate contact with things. He wrote it in the ‘s but it is highly readable and very applicable still.


Sertillanges is interesting; everything might be useful; everything attracts and charms a noble mind; but death is before us…Be humble about it, yes, for it shows our limitations; but to accept our limitations is a part of virtue and gives us a great dignity…We are not much, but we are part of a whole and we have the honor of being a part.

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This book is a delightful read, especially if you don’t mind the Catholic commentary. Sertillanges is French, and the book was translated from his native tongue. A great motivational book that will need to be thumbed through for reminders.

Inspiring, eloquent and insightful! The long winter evenings are perfect for that sort of thing. Nonetheless, the book covers what the I was thoroughly impressed by this book, certain parts of the book seemed like they were running on, however if one can keep focus and find the personal relevance in each sub section of the book, the wisdom contained in the book is indeed of high value for anyone seeking to embody a life of Lifelong Learning.

An impassioned solitude is better, for there every seed produces a hundredfold, and every ray of sunlight suffuses the whole landscape with autumnal gold.

Style and truth connect in our ability to perceive through our five senses. Is there more to life? 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.