The Intellectual Life
Publication Date: 1992
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Its Spirit, Conditions, Methods
In his book, The Intellectual Life, A.G. Sertillanges synthesizes an instruction manual for future Dominicans on how to dedicate themselves to their studies as intellectuals and lovers of truth. By writing this book, Sertillanges makes a compelling account iterating what a vocation to the intellectual life should look like. Written shortly after the end of the Great War, Sertillanges fills his book with concrete examples of what a routine day of the life of an intellectual should look like and what the spirit, conditions, and method of the rule of life should mimic. Ranging tips for memory retention to how dedicate your studies in light of God and your local community, The Intellectual Life is a compelling case on how to fall in love with truth that any serious Catholic bookworm or writer ought consider reading.
Read this is college and it caused many three hour conversations. Nerdy people who want to plan out their rule of life should seriously consider reading this book.