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Copelston's childhood, conversion to Catholicism and life in the Church for most of this century are recounted. An eventful life of a significant scholar.
Paperback, 228 pages
Published June 1st 1993 by Sheed & Ward
(first published January 1st 1993)
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These are the memoirs, or the autobiography, of the greatest historian of Philosophy that ever lived. I bought the book initially because it was through study of Philosophy that I regained my Christian faith. So, naturally, I looked to mentors, both alive and deceased, that have had significant study in Philosophy and maintained the faith. I read Copleston's memoirs in hopes that I would be able to see why it was that he joined the Catholic Church despite being raised Anglican, his background an ...more
Frederick (Freddie) Charles Copleston was raised an Anglican and educated at Marlborough College from 1920 to 1925. Shortly after his eighteenth birthday he converted to Catholicism, and his father subsequently almost disowned him. After the initial shock, however, his father saw fit to help Copleston through his education and he attended St. John’s in Oxford in 1925, only managing a disappointing ...moreMore about Frederick Charles Copleston...