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By Jorge J. E. Gracia, Timothy B. Noone

ISBN-10: 0631216723

ISBN-13: 9780631216728

This complete reference quantity gains essays by way of essentially the most unique students within the box.

  • Provides a finished "who's who" advisor to medieval philosophers.
  • Offers a clean mixture of essays delivering old context by means of a hundred and forty alphabetically prepared entries on person thinkers.
  • Constitutes an commonly cross-referenced and listed resource.
  • Written via a uncommon solid of philosophers.
  • Spans the heritage of medieval philosophy from the fourth century advert to the 15th century.

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21, q. 2; I, fo. 125rQ). When    developed a different conception of being and opposed Henry of Ghent’s position, then, expectedly, he had to comment on Henry’s use of Augustine’s text. For Scotus, we can have a univocal concept of being. It is a concept that is common: not proper to any being, but rather a concept that is predicable of all beings, including God. It is a concept that Scotus describes as a distinct concept, since it leaves outside its ambit modes, such as “infinite” and “finite,” and ultimate differences.

244) ). In brief, he does not use Augustine to affirm a most common concept predicable of all, including God, but takes the Patristic text to point to the richest being of all. In this and in similar ways, medieval thinkers worked and reworked Patristic texts in terms of the philosophical and theological views they themselves had developed. They thereby had to draw out the implications of certain texts of the Fathers that had not explicitly treated the same issues as they themselves were addressing.

E. Gracia, Timothy N. Noone Copyright © 2002 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2 The Patristic Background STEPHEN F. BROWN On at least two occasions in the Commentary on the Sentences of Peter Lombard (II, d. 23, a. 2, q. ; II, 1–2),  speaks of his spiritual father,   . In so doing, he follows a long biblical and church tradition of acknowledging indebtedness to the teachers of spiritual realities, fathers in the faith. Saint Paul in his First Letter to the Corinthians (4: 14–15) stated: “I am not writing this to make you ashamed, but to admonish you as my beloved children.

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