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“The hostility was monastic in origin and religious in principle. It rejected XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX because it did not spring from a life of religion but from the problems of secular society; because it was a problem-solving theology, rather than a theology of worship; because it encouraged worldly young men to have a good conceit of themselves and gave them a false assurance of rising to positions of wealth and power.”

Now what could that have been written about? The Green Report? Read on and find out …

Actually, and the “young men” gives the game away, it is about scholastic thought in the twelfth century and is taken from R. W Southern’s magisterial, Robert Grosseteste: The Growth of an English Mind in Medieval Europe, Oxford 1986, p.84. Just a reminder that the debates of today have deeper roots than one might think.

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