Philosophy - Wisdom - Theology : Gerard of Abbeville's Principium and Its Reception During the Thirteenth Century
Fidora, Alexander (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Ciències de l'Antiguitat i de l'Edat Mitjana)

Data: 2021
Descripció: 9 pàg.
Resum: Gerard of Abbeville's inception speech, which he delivered during the 1250s as a graduating master in theology at the University of Paris, stands out among the extant principia. While many thirteenth-century inception speeches drew clear distinctions between philosophy and theology, and metaphysics and revealed theology in particular, Gerard - who was the foremost secular master of his day - adopted a different strategy in order to establish the preeminence of theology with regard to all other sciences. Consciously avoiding to pit theology against philosophy, he proposed to redefine the relations between both within the conceptual frame of sapiential knowledge. The article analyses how Gerard argues in favor of a supreme wisdom, capable of accommodating Aristotle's first philosophy and Christian theology. Showing that Gerard's approach did not remain uncontested, it traces the remarkable influence of his principium.
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Llengua: Anglès
Document: Versió acceptada per publicar ; recerca
Matèria: Metaphysics ; Christian theology ; Division of philosophy ; Sapiential knowledge ; Biblical canon ; Principia
Publicat a: Mediaeval Studies, Vol. 82 (2021) , p. 183, ISSN 0076-5872

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