Intellectual Traditions at the Medieval University

Intellectual Traditions at the Medieval University

The Use of Philosophical Psychology in Trinitarian Theology Among the Franciscans and Dominicans, 1250-1350. Volume One

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Baker & Taylor
"This book traces the rise and decline of two rival intellectual traditions to later-medieval trinitarian theology, one of them predominantly Dominican. Disagreeing about the way to understand the identification in John's Gospel of the second person of the Trinity, the Son, with the Word, the two traditions clashed over the issues of concepts and concept formation, the category of relation, counterfactual logic, and the use of authority. Considering more than seventy theologians from the period, the bookpresents an overview of the debate, while also including detailed studies of the trinitarian views of such thinkers as Thomas Aquinas, Henry of Ghent, John Duns Scotus, Peter Auriol, William Ockham, Walter Chatton, and Gregory of Rimini."--P. [4] of cover.

Book News
The topic was the author's PhD dissertation (1997), and his foundational questions remain the same; but he has re-visited every aspect of what he terms his "naive" earlier investigation and added to it substantially. The present work is in two volumes. In his introduction Friedman (medieval philosophy, U. of Leuven, Belgium) explicates two trinitarian theories--the relation account and the emanation account--and one contested model--the psychological model. Twelve chapters follow arranged under the following broad themes: emerging trinitarian traditions, ca. 1250-1280; the strong use of the psychological model and its opponents, ca. 1280-1320; and the search for simplicity, ca. 1320-1350. A sampling of the thinkers under investigation: Aquinas, Bonaventure, Gerard of Abbeville, Walter of Bruges, Nicholas of Ockham, Roger Marston, Giles of Rome, Henry of Ghent, and Peter Uriol. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Brill USA
This book presents an overview of the later medieval trinitarian theology of the rival Franciscan and Dominican intellectual traditions, and includes detailed studies of thinkers such as Thomas Aquinas, Henry of Ghent, John Duns Scotus, William Ockham, and Gregory of Rimini.

Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012
ISBN: 9789004231986
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxi, 1006 pages)


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