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> Introduction to Medieval Theology

Introduction to Medieval Theology


Rik Van Nieuwenhove, University of Durham
Published 2022


This classic book, now in a second, expanded edition, is an invitation to think along with major theologians and spiritual authors, men and women from the time of St Augustine to the end of the fourteenth century, who profoundly challenge our (post-)modern assumptions. Medieval theology was radically theocentric, Trinitarian, Scriptural, and sacramental, yet it also operated with a rich notion of human understanding. In a post-modern setting, when modern views on 'autonomous reason' are increasingly questioned, it is fruitful to…

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  • Presents the reader with a sustained argument about the nature of theology, human rationality, the relation between faith and reason, and between theology and philosophy
  • Gives both novices and experts in medieval theology a lucid account of medieval thought that is scholarly and accessible
  • Offers comprehensive coverage, with new chapters on Hildegard of Bingen, Mechthild of Magdeburg and Hadewijch, Robert Grosseteste, Roger Bacon, and Albert the Great, and an updated bibliography

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