Saint Isidore Named Bishop
When Bishop Leander died, Saint Isidore succeeded him. Saint Isidore was instrumental in uniting the many foreign people of the Gothic kingdom into one spiritual body. His methods of education and religion were such a success that Arianism was wiped out.
Saint Isidore Compiled Knowledge
Saint Isidore compiled and wrote the first encyclopedia of universal knowledge. This writing was his greatest work and was entitled, Etymologiae. The Etymologiae included ancient and modern learning with twenty volumes of work. Saint Isidore’s encyclopedia was printed up until 1530 in ten different editions.
Saint Isidore of Seville – the Last Ancient Philosopher
Saint Isidore was the last Latin Church Father and the last ancient Christian philosopher. He was considered by many to be the most educated man in his time. According to the Eighth Council of Toledo in 653, Saint Isidore was “The extraordinary doctor, the latest ornament of the Catholic Church, the most learned man of the latter ages, always to be named with reverence, Isidore”.