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An Introduction to Medieval Theology

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  • Date Published: May 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521722322

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  • Medieval theology, in all its diversity, was radically theo-centric, Trinitarian, Scriptural and sacramental. It also operated with a profound view of human understanding (in terms of intellectus rather than mere ratio). In a post-modern climate, in which the modern views on 'autonomous reason' are increasingly being questioned, it may prove fruitful to re-engage with pre-modern thinkers who, obviously, did not share our modern and post-modern presuppositions. Their different perspective does not antiquate their thought, as some of the 'cultured despisers' of medieval thought might imagine. On the contrary, rather than rendering their views obsolete it makes them profoundly challenging and enriching for theology today. This book is more than a survey of key medieval thinkers (from Augustine to the late-medieval period); it is an invitation to think along with major theologians and explore how their thought can deeply challenge some of today's modern and post-modern key assumptions.

    • Challenges some of the key presuppositions of today's modern and postmodern theology
    • The reader is invited to think along with medieval authors and their radical theo-centric perspective
    • Written in an accessible style, with brief descriptions of the historical context of the authors that are being discussed
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    "For those who approach the complex and vast world of medieval theology, van Nieuwenhove’s work constitutes an invaluable and well-crafted guide."
    Lateranum

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    • Date Published: May 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521722322
    • length: 308 pages
    • dimensions: 226 x 150 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    Part I. The Legacy of the Fathers:
    2. Augustine of Hippo
    3. Monks and scholars in the fifth and sixth centuries: John Cassian, Boethius and Pseudo-Dionysius
    Part II. Early Medieval Theologians:
    4. Gregory the Great
    5. John Scottus Eriugena
    Part III. The Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries:
    6. Introduction: renewal in the eleventh and twelfth centuries
    7. Anselm of Canterbury
    8. Monks and scholars in the twelfth century: Peter Abelard, William of St Thierry and Bernard of Clairvaux
    9. Hugh of St Victor
    10. Richard of St Victor
    11. Peter Lombard and the systematisation of theology
    Part IV. The Thirteenth Century:
    12. Introduction
    13. Thomas Aquinas
    14. Bonaventure
    15. The Condemnations of 1277
    16. John Duns Scotus
    Part V. The Fourteenth Century and Beyond:
    17. Introduction
    18. William of Ockham
    19. Meister Eckhart
    20. Jan van Ruusbroec and the Modern Devotion
    21. Epilogue
    Bibliographical note
    Index.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • History of Christianity (Early to Medieval)
    • Introduction to Christianity
    • Medieval Christian Theoloy
    • Medieval Christianity
    • Medieval Colloquium
  • Author

    Rik van Nieuwenhove, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick
    Rik Van Nieuwenhove is Lecturer in Theology in Limerick, Ireland. He is the author of Jan van Ruusbroec, Mystical Theologian of the Trinity (2003) and co-author (with Declan Marmion) of An Introduction to the Trinity (Cambridge, 2011). He is co-editor (with Joseph Wawrykow) of The Theology of Thomas Aquinas (2005) and is the principal editor (with collaboration from Rob Faesen and Helen Rolfson) of Late-Medieval Mysticism of the Low Countries (2008).

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