Q: What German theologian was listed by Dante as being among the great lovers of wisdom in the Heaven of the Sun, and listed by Mary Shelley as one of the influences on Victor Frankenstein?
I'm hoping the answer is obvious. And just to pile the lauds up, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Terry Pratchett, and Walter M. Miller Jr. all tip their hats to him in their writings.
|Boots the Bishop, stealing a little book time.|
Albert wrote thirty-eight volumes on logic, geography, botany, astronomy, astrology, mineralogy, theology, chemistry, zoology, physiology, phrenology, and music. Some of the Doctors of the Church get singled out as the Doctor of something special, like Charity, Love, or Evangelizing. Albert alone hold the title The Universal Doctor.
He might have been the most thorough natural scientist since Aristotle, on whose work he built his studies. He included the works of Arab scholars in his studies, and pursued occult knowledge as well as spiritual and empirical knowledge. He is credited with discovering the element arsenic and with exploring the photosensitive properties of some chemicals. He advanced the study of ornithology and offered remedies for healing injured falcons (a very common problem in his day).
Q: Albertus Magnus College, founded in New Haven, Connecticut by the Dominican Sisters, has what animal as its athletic mascot?