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Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy, Volume 4 (Paperback): Robert Pasnau Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy, Volume 4 (Paperback)
Robert Pasnau
R830 Discovery Miles 8 300 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy showcases the best scholarly research in this flourishing field. The series covers all aspects of medieval philosophy, including the Latin, Arabic, and Hebrew traditions, and runs from the end of antiquity into the Renaissance. It publishes new work by leading scholars in the field, and combines historical scholarship with philosophical acuteness. The papers will address a wide range of topics, from political philosophy to ethics, and logic to metaphysics. OSMP is an essential resource for anyone working in the area.

Good Without God (Paperback): Greg Epstein Good Without God (Paperback)
Greg Epstein
R340 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R60 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

An inspiring and provocative exploration of an alternative to traditional religion

Questions about the role of God and religion in today's world have never been more relevant or felt more powerfully. Many of us are searching for a place where we can find not only facts and scientific reason but also hope and moral courage. For some, answers are found in the divine. For others, including the New Atheists, religion is an "enemy."

But in Good Without God, Greg Epstein presents another, more balanced and inclusive response: Humanism. He highlights humanity's potential for goodness and the ways in which Humanists lead lives of purpose and compassion. Humanism can offer the sense of community we want and often need in good times and bad--and it teaches us that we can lead good and moral lives without the supernatural, without higher powers . . . without God.

The Letters of Marsilio Ficino Volume 11 - (Book XII) (Hardcover): Language Department of the School of Economic Science, London The Letters of Marsilio Ficino Volume 11 - (Book XII) (Hardcover)
Language Department of the School of Economic Science, London
R768 Discovery Miles 7 680 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume and its companions contain the first English translation of the letters written by the philosopher-priest who helped to shape the changes that we associate with the Renaissance. The letters in this eleventh volume cover the period from autumn 1492 to the spring of 1495, when they appeared in print. A few related or later items are included in an Appendix. A twelfth volume will bring the series to completion with nine distinctive treatises which Ficino gathered into a separate volume in 1476 but later re-included in his Letters as Book II. In the 1490s, Ficino was occupied with the political upheavals in Florence, and much of his effort was concentrated on trying to bring people back into dialogue with one another, in the hope of finding a more constructive outlook. Many of the letters in this book are covering letters to accompany copies of his work On the Sun, which considers the sun in its many aspects, as a heavenly body, a physical life force, a source of inspiration and an allegorical representation of the governing power in the universe. Other important letters include advice on coping with the evils of the time, the responsibilities and privileges of the philosopher, a reiteration of the importance of love, and further reflections on the theme of light. We note the increasing presence of friends in German lands, where several of his works were now being published. He also writes to friends in the French court. One unusual letter tackles a religious question: Ficino was moved to intervene in an argument on the degree to which the Platonic philosophers of old anticipated aspects of the Christian Trinity. While it would be comforting to find such agreement, Ficino says there is none in Plato, though some of the later Platonists offer confirmation of Christian doctrines in their writings. Another controversy relates to the status of astrology, for which Ficino claims only a modest place despite his own writings on the subject. In a related letter on Providence he again returns to the evils the city is experiencing and how these might best be met. Facing one of those evils head on, Ficino composed an address to the French King whose armies were threatening Florence. It is not known whether this address was delivered delivered in the presence of the king during the meeting which Ficino and others attended, but it lies on record as a genuine attempt to resolve hostilities. The illustration on the front of the jacket is from a manuscript of the earliest version of Ficino's work On the Sun, written in 1492 for Count Eberhard of Wurttemberg. It is reproduced with kind permission of the Wurttembergische Landesbibliothek, Stuttgart (HB XV 65,fol.7r). A translation of this early version is included in the Appendix.

Henrici de Gandavo Quodlibet XV (Hardcover): Girard J. Etzkorn, Gordon A. Wilson Henrici de Gandavo Quodlibet XV (Hardcover)
Girard J. Etzkorn, Gordon A. Wilson
R1,479 Discovery Miles 14 790 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, Series 2, No. 20The sixteen questions in Henry of Ghent's Quodlibet XV treat a range of issues the immaculate conception, the omnipotence of God, the nature of an "instance," the absolute and ordained powers of the pope, and the nature of a just war. The text found in this book was reconstructed based on manuscripts copied from a first Parisian university exemplar, manuscripts whose model was probably a second Parisian university exemplar, and a manuscript that was in the possession of Godfrey of Fontaines."

Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy, Volume 1 (Paperback): Robert Pasnau Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy, Volume 1 (Paperback)
Robert Pasnau
R852 Discovery Miles 8 520 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy showcases the best scholarly research in this flourishing field. The series covers all aspects of medieval philosophy, including the Latin, Arabic, and Hebrew traditions, and runs from the end of antiquity into the Renaissance. It publishes new work by leading scholars in the field, and combines historical scholarship with philosophical acuteness. The papers will address a wide range of topics, from political philosophy to ethics, and logic to metaphysics. OSMP is an essential resource for anyone working in the area.

Before Truth - Lonergan, Aquinas, and the Problem of Wisdom (Hardcover): Jeremy D. Wilkins Before Truth - Lonergan, Aquinas, and the Problem of Wisdom (Hardcover)
Jeremy D. Wilkins
R1,469 Discovery Miles 14 690 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

It's frequently said that we live in a ""post-truth"" age. That obviously can't be true, but it does name a real problem on our hands. Getting things right is hard, especially if they're complicated. It takes preparation, diligence, and honesty. Wisdom, according to Thomas Aquinas, is the quality of right judgment. This book is about the problem of becoming wise, the problem ""before truth."" It is about that problem particularly as it comes up for religious, philosophical, and theological truth claims. Before Truth: Lonergan, Aquinas, and the Problem of Wisdom proposes that Bernard Lonergan's approach to these problems can help us become wise. One of the special problems facing Christian believers today is our awareness of how much our tradition has developed. This development has occurred along a path shot through with contingencies. Theologians have to be able to articulate how and why doctrines, institutions, and practices that have developed?and are still developing?should nevertheless be worthy of our assent and devotion. What is happening when doctrine is developing? How do we relate the truth of the New Testament to the dogmas formulated by the Councils? In what sense is a theological theory ""true""? Can we still do metaphysics?the science of ""being as being""?even though we do not know all of being? How can we distinguish true and false developments in our religious tradition, in philosophy, or in theology? On what basis should we accept Jesus Christ as the supreme teacher of wisdom? Part One explores Lonergan's apprenticeship to Thomas Aquinas, and the influence of that apprenticeship on Lonergan, his distinctive approach to philosophy and the method of theology. Part Two shows how Lonergan tried to implement his ideas by taking soundings in his theology. Jeremy Wilkins looks at his analysis of the development of Trinitarian doctrine, his appreciation for Thomas Aquinas's theory of the Trinity, and his account of the human wisdom of Christ, the supreme teacher.

The Miracle of Death - There Is Nothing But Life (Paperback): Betty J Kov acs The Miracle of Death - There Is Nothing But Life (Paperback)
Betty J Kov acs; Foreword by Anne Baring
R373 R311 Discovery Miles 3 110 Save R62 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Ecstasy in the Classroom - Trance, Self, and the Academic Profession in Medieval Paris (Paperback): Ayelet Even-Ezra Ecstasy in the Classroom - Trance, Self, and the Academic Profession in Medieval Paris (Paperback)
Ayelet Even-Ezra
R724 R641 Discovery Miles 6 410 Save R83 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Can ecstatic experiences be studied with the academic instruments of rational investigation? What kinds of religious illumination are experienced by academically minded people? And what is the specific nature of the knowledge of God that university theologians of the Middle Ages enjoyed compared with other modes of knowing God, such as rapture, prophecy, the beatific vision, or simple faith? Ecstasy in the Classroom explores the interface between academic theology and ecstatic experience in the first half of the thirteenth century, formative years in the history of the University of Paris, medieval Europe's "fountain of knowledge." It considers little-known texts by William of Auxerre, Philip the Chancellor, William of Auvergne, Alexander of Hales, and other theologians of this community, thus creating a group portrait of a scholarly discourse. It seeks to do three things. The first is to map and analyze the scholastic discourse about rapture and other modes of cognition in the first half of the thirteenth century. The second is to explicate the perception of the self that these modes imply: the possibility of transformation and the complex structure of the soul and its habits. The third is to read these discussions as a window on the predicaments of a newborn community of medieval professionals and thereby elucidate foundational tensions in the emergent academic culture and its social and cultural context. Juxtaposing scholastic questions with scenes of contemporary courtly romances and reading Aristotle's Analytics alongside hagiographical anecdotes, Ecstasy in the Classroom challenges the often rigid historiographical boundaries between scholastic thought and its institutional and cultural context.

An Introduction to Medieval Jewish Philosophy (Hardcover): Daniel Rynhold An Introduction to Medieval Jewish Philosophy (Hardcover)
Daniel Rynhold
R2,333 Discovery Miles 23 330 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Human civilization will be forever indebted to the great thinkers of Jewish philosophy's golden age. Moses Maimonedes, Levi Gersonides, Judah Halevi, Saadia Gaon, Hasdai Crescas and their like grappled with some of the most challenging metaphysical issues, while the profundity of their solutions continue to engage philosophers today. Did God create the world? Can human freedom be reconciled with divine foreknowledge? What is the nature of the good life? Focusing on the central philosophical questions of the Middle Ages, Daniel Rynhold offers a concise introduction to topics such as God and creation, human freewill, biblical prophecy, the Commandments, the divine attributes and immortality. Structured around themes that form the common "syllabus" of medieval Jewish philosophy, each chapter builds a debate around a particular topic and in so doing utilizes the arguments of the chief philosophical figures of the medieval era. Explaining all concepts in a clear, non-technical fashion, the book also provides suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter. The first dedicated textbook to introduce the great richness of medieval Jewish philosophy as a whole, this lively and comprehensive survey is the ideal introduction for undergraduate students of the subject as well as the interested general reader.

Russia: From Proletarian Revolution To State-capitalist Counter-revolution - Selected Writings (Paperback): Raya Dunayevskaya Russia: From Proletarian Revolution To State-capitalist Counter-revolution - Selected Writings (Paperback)
Raya Dunayevskaya; Edited by Eugene Gogol; Translated by Franklin Dmitryev
R836 R576 Discovery Miles 5 760 Save R260 (31%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From her prominent role as Leon Trotsky's secretary, to the agitational and educational work conducted by her organisation News and Letters, the impact of Raya Dunayevskaya's thinking on the Left in the United States was both lasting and deep. This expertly edited new collection of her writings, with selections from every period of her career, will help a new generation of activists discover the key pillars of the Marxist-Humanist philosophy she helped pioneer.

Dialectical Disputations, Volume 1 - Book I (Hardcover): Lorenzo Valla Dialectical Disputations, Volume 1 - Book I (Hardcover)
Lorenzo Valla; Edited by Brian P. Copenhaver, Lodi Nauta
R537 Discovery Miles 5 370 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Lorenzo Valla (1407--1457) ranks among the greatest scholars and thinkers of the Renaissance. He has secured lasting fame for his brilliant critical skills, most famously displayed in his exposure of the "Donation of Constantine," the forged document upon which the papacy based its claims to political power. Less well known in the English-speaking world is Valla's work in the philosophy of language--the basis of his reputation as the greatest philosopher of the humanist movement. The Dialectical Disputations, translated here for the first time into any modern language, is his principal contribution to the philosophy of language and logic. With this savage attack on the scholastic tradition of Aristotelian logic, Valla sought to replace that tradition with a new logic based on the actual historical usage of classical Latin and on a commonsense approach to semantics and argument. Valla's goal was to provide a logic that could be used by lawyers, preachers, statesmen, and others who needed to succeed in public debate--one that was both stylistically correct and rhetorically elegant, and thus could dispense with the technical language of the scholastics, a "tribe of Peripatetics, perverters of natural meanings." Valla's reformed dialectic became a milestone in the development of humanist logic and contained startling anticipations of certain modern theories of semantics and language.

Philosophy of Mind (Hardcover): Walter E. Sullivan, Russell J. Jenkins Philosophy of Mind (Hardcover)
Walter E. Sullivan, Russell J. Jenkins
R3,165 R2,891 Discovery Miles 28 910 Save R274 (9%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In this book, the authors present current research in the study of the philosophy of the mind. Topics discussed in this compilation include the concepts of hope and belief; how consciousness builds the subject through relating and human behaviour; analysing the neurophysiological mechanism of qigong on the mind and brain activity; the conscious and unconscious mind and implications for society, religion, and disease; how the mind is shaped by culture; and the power of computational mathematics to explore some of the universal ways by which each human mind builds its image of the world.

3 Jewish Philosophers: Philo - Selections, Saadya Gaon - Book of Doctrines and Beliefs, Yehuda Halevi - Kuzari (Paperback):... 3 Jewish Philosophers: Philo - Selections, Saadya Gaon - Book of Doctrines and Beliefs, Yehuda Halevi - Kuzari (Paperback)
Hans Lewy, Alexander Altmann, Issak Heinemann
R337 R313 Discovery Miles 3 130 Save R24 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This anthology brings together the most important works of three Jewish Philosophers of the Middle Ages. It includes selections of the writings of Philo of Alexandria, edited with an introduction by Hans Lewy; Sa'adia Gaon's "Book of Doctrine's and Beliefs", abridged, introduced and translated from the Arabic by Alexander Altmann; and Yehuda Halevi's influential "Kuzari", abridged and with an introduction and commentary by Isaak Heinemann, with a selection of Halevi's poetry. All educated students of Jewish thought should be familiar with these seminal writers.

Machiavelli's New Modes and Orders - A Study of the Discourses on Livy (Paperback, New edition): Harvey C. Mansfield Machiavelli's New Modes and Orders - A Study of the Discourses on Livy (Paperback, New edition)
Harvey C. Mansfield
R833 Discovery Miles 8 330 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Machiavelli's New Modes and Orders is the only full-length interpretive study on Machiavelli's controversial and ambiguous work, Discourses on Livy. These discourses, considered by some to be Machiavelli's most important work, are thoroughly explained in a chapter-by-chapter commentary by Harvey C. Mansfield, one of the world's foremost interpreters of this remarkable philosopher. Mansfield's aim is to discern Machiavelli's intention in writing the book: he argues that Machiavelli wanted to introduce new modes and orders in political philosophy in order to make himself the founder of modern politics. Mansfield maintains that Machiavelli deliberately concealed part of his intentions so that only the most perceptive reader could see beneath the surface of the text and understand the whole of his book. Previously out of print, Mansfield's penetrating study brings to light the hidden thoughts lurking in the details of the Discourses on Livy to inform and challenge its readers at every step along the way.

Interpreting Modern Political Philosophy - From Machiavelli to Marx (Paperback): Alistair Edwards, Jules Townshend Interpreting Modern Political Philosophy - From Machiavelli to Marx (Paperback)
Alistair Edwards, Jules Townshend
R1,086 Discovery Miles 10 860 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The interpretive literature in the history of political thought is now vast, complex and esoteric, posing as much a barrier to the understanding of the undergraduate student as it offers assistance. This unique and innovative text provides the student with a guide through this maze of argument. Each chapter sets out the major positions and debates that surround the texts of key thinkers, analyzes major problems of interpreting them, examines the sources of disagreement, and evaluates the different interpretations in terms of their strengths, weaknesses and contributions to scholarship.

A Summary of Philosophy - A Summary of Philosophy (Paperback): Thomas Aquinas, Richard J Regan A Summary of Philosophy - A Summary of Philosophy (Paperback)
Thomas Aquinas, Richard J Regan
R416 R374 Discovery Miles 3 740 Save R42 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This compact collection of philosophical texts from the Summa Theologica --on God, creation, the soul, human acts, moral good and evil, love, habits, virtue, and law--is presented newly translated in abridged form and cast in a modified version of the medieval quaestio . Included are only the most important objections and Aquinas' replies; appeals to scriptural, theological, and philosophical authorities have been omitted. Unlike the ordering of the originals, questions and answers are here presented prior to objections and replies; the result is a sharp, rich, topically organized question-answer presentation of Aquinas' major philosophical arguments within a brief compass. A general Introduction, headnotes, a glossary, an index, and a select bibliography offer expert guidance to the work of this major philosopher.

Henrici de Gandavo Quodlibet VII (Hardcover): G. Wilson Henrici de Gandavo Quodlibet VII (Hardcover)
G. Wilson
R1,701 Discovery Miles 17 010 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The editon of Henry of Ghent's Quodlibet VII makes available the critical text of an influential work. Written near the end of 1282, this Quodlibet is perhaps best known because it contains Henry's initial discussion of the papal bull Ad fructus uberes, which had granted certain exaggerated privileges to the mendicants. Henry's text puts forward arguments which limit wide interpretations of the bull and sets forth a position which favors the secular clergy. These arguments set the stage for discussions of the privileges granted by the papal bull. Indeed, Richard of Mediavilla in his Quaestio Privilegii Papae Martini makes a case for the mendicants by addressing the arguments of Quodlibet VII point by point. Henry himself reiterates and elaborates his arguments in subsequent Quodlibeta and in the Tractatus super facto praelatorum et fratrum. His analyses of Ad fructus uberes leads to discussions of poverty in the religious life, which Henry argues is not a perfection but a means to perfection.

Quodlibet VII also treats more philosophical matters, e.g. transcendentals, God's essence and knowledge, knowledge of the divine essence, genus, difference, matter, relation, quantity, human knowledge, and the human body. In addition, the text contains a response to some claims in Berthaud of Saint Denis' Quodlibet I, q17. This fellow secular master has not been studied or edited, but he emerges here and in the Tractatus as a secular master with whom Henry disagreed.

Primitivism and Related Ideas in Antiquity (Paperback, Johns Hopkins paperbacks ed): Arthur O. Lovejoy, George Boas Primitivism and Related Ideas in Antiquity (Paperback, Johns Hopkins paperbacks ed)
Arthur O. Lovejoy, George Boas
R666 R621 Discovery Miles 6 210 Save R45 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Primitivism and Related Ideas in Antiquity" was intended to be the first volume of a four-part series of books covering the history of primitivism and related ideas, but the outbreak of World War II, and, later, Lovejoy's death, prevented the other books from being published as originally conceived by the two authors. A documentary and analytical record, the book presents the classical background of primitivism and anti-primitivism in modern literature, historiography, and social and moral philosophy, and comprises chapters that center around particular ancient concepts and authors, including cynicism, stoicism, epicureanism, Plato, Aristotle, Lucretius, and Cicero. According to the authors in their preface, "there is some reason to think that this background is not universally familiar to those whose special field of study lie within the period of the Renaissance to our own time"; this book, in which the original Greek and Latin sources stand side by side with their English translations, will prove useful to scholars from a variety of disciplines who study this period.

Food, Social Politics and the Order of Nature in Renaissance Italy (Paperback): Allen J. Grieco Food, Social Politics and the Order of Nature in Renaissance Italy (Paperback)
Allen J. Grieco
R656 R579 Discovery Miles 5 790 Save R77 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The act of eating is a basic human need. Yet in all societies, quotidian choices regarding food and its consumption reveal deeply rooted shared cultural conventions. Food goes beyond issues relating to biological needs and nutrition or production and commerce; it also reveals social and cultural criteria that determine what dishes are prepared on what occasions, and it unveils the politics of the table via the rituals associated with different meals. This book approaches the history of food in Late Medieval and Renaissance Italy through an interdisciplinary prism of sources ranging from correspondence, literature (both high and low), and medical and dietary treatises to cosmographic theory and iconographic evidence. Using a variety of analytical methods and theoretical approaches, it moves food studies firmly into the arena of Late Medieval and Renaissance history, providing an essential key to deciphering the material and metaphorical complexity of this period in European, and especially Italian, history.

The Human Person - A Beginner's Thomistic Psychology (Paperback): Steven J. Jensen The Human Person - A Beginner's Thomistic Psychology (Paperback)
Steven J. Jensen
R821 Discovery Miles 8 210 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Human Person presents a brief introduction to the human mind, the soul, immortality, and free will. While delving into the thought of Thomas Aquinas, it addresses contemporary topics, such as skepticism, mechanism, animal language research, and determinism. Steven J. Jensen probes the primal questions of human nature. Are human beings free or determined? Is the capacity to reason distinctive to human beings or do animals also have some share of reason? Have animals really been taught to use language? The Human Person touches on topics that bear upon the very fabric of the universe. Are human beings merely well-ordered collections of chemicals or do they have a soul that gives them life and understanding? Is there any element in human beings that survives death? Can human minds get in touch with the objective world or just forever dwell in the domain of their subjective experiences? The book closes by considering the most fundamental question of all: are human beings merely cosmic accidents with no purpose or is there some meaning to human life? In this book, beginners of philosophy will learn the wonders of their own nature by studying Aquinas's thought on the human person.

Four Treatises of Theophrastus Von Hohenheim Called Paracelsus (Paperback, Johns Hopkins paperbacks ed): Paracelsus Four Treatises of Theophrastus Von Hohenheim Called Paracelsus (Paperback, Johns Hopkins paperbacks ed)
Paracelsus; Edited by Henry Sigerest
R534 R505 Discovery Miles 5 050 Save R29 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Born near Einsiedeln in 1493, Philip Theophrastus von Hohenheim, who later called himself Paracelsus, was the son of a physician. His thirst for knowledge led him to study arts in Vienna, then medicine in Italy, but the instruction left him disillusioned. He had learned to see nature with his own eyes, undiluted by the teachings of books. He was a rebellious spirit, hard-headed and stubborn, who travelled all over Europe and the British Isles to practice medicine, study local diseases, and learn from any source he could, humble as it might be. In these years of wanderings, Paracelsus developed his own system of medicine and a philosophy of theology all his own. Though he wrote a great many books that covered a wide range of subjects, only a few of his works were ever published in his lifetime. When he died in Salzburg in 1541, one of the most forceful personalities of the Renaissance died with him.

Here are collected four treatises which illustrate four different aspects of Paracelsus' work. The first gives a passionate justification of his character, activities, and views, and gives a picture of the man and his basic ideas. The second treatise is a study of the diseases of miners, with whom Paracelsus had spent a great deal of time. Then follows a treatise on the psychology and psychiatry of Paracelsus. Written at a time when mental diseases were beginning to be studied and treated by physicians, this pioneering essay anticipates a number of modern views. The last essay, entitled "A Book on Nymphs, Sylphs, Pygmies, and Salamanders, and on the Other Spirits," is a fanciful and poetic treatment of paganism and Greek mythology, as well as a good sample of Paracelsus' philosophy and theology. Together these essays show one of the most original minds of the Renaissance at the height of his powers.

Consolation of Philosophy (Hardcover, New ed): Boethius Consolation of Philosophy (Hardcover, New ed)
Boethius; Translated by Joel C. Relihan
R1,227 R1,033 Discovery Miles 10 330 Save R194 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Entirely faithful to Boethius' Latin; Relihan's translation makes the philosophy of the Consolation intelligible to readers; it gives equal weight to the poetry--in fact, Relihan's metrical translation of Boethius' metro are themselves contributions of the first moment to Boethian studies. Boethius finally has a translator equal to his prodigious talents and his manifold vision. --Joseph Pucci, Brown University

On Faith and Reason (Paperback): Thomas Aquinas On Faith and Reason (Paperback)
Thomas Aquinas; Edited by Stephen F Brown
R420 R379 Discovery Miles 3 790 Save R41 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The selections included in this anthology, drawn from a variety of Aquinas' works, focus on the roles of reason and faith in philosophy and theology. Expanding on these themes are Aquinas' discussions of the nature and domain of theology; the knowledge of God and of God's attributes attainable through natural reason; the life of God, including God's will, justice, mercy, and providence; and the principal Christian mysteries treated in theology properly speaking--the Trinity and the Incarnation.

Witness - Passing the Torch of Holocaust Memory to New Generations (Hardcover, 2nd ed.): Eli Rubenstein Witness - Passing the Torch of Holocaust Memory to New Generations (Hardcover, 2nd ed.)
Eli Rubenstein; As told to The March of the Living
R769 R629 Discovery Miles 6 290 Save R140 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Henrici de Gandavo Summa (Quaestiones Ordinariae), art. XLI-XLVI (Hardcover): L Hoedl Henrici de Gandavo Summa (Quaestiones Ordinariae), art. XLI-XLVI (Hardcover)
L Hoedl
R2,705 Discovery Miles 27 050 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The first two volumes of Henry of Ghent's Summa were published in 1991, edited by Dr. R. Macken, and in 1994, edited by Dr. G.A. Wilson. Now a third volume has been published, containing the articles 41-46, dealing with the goodness and perfection of God, His totality (totalitas) and infiniteness, His will and love. In 1277 a polemic began between the theological and philosophical faculties of the University of paris. In this polemic Magister Henry of Ghent (+1293) defended the position that knowledge of God could only be achieved by linking the divine concept to the biblical Neo-Platonic and the Aristotelian-cum-Averroean traditions. He found answers to every question posed by the philosophers and guided theologians through the philosophical labyrinth.

His work is definitely on a level with the penetrating questions Thomas Aquinas asked in his Summa. The history of the texts written by the scholastics presents the double aspect of the university tradition and frequent text revisions. The copied texts were corrupted as a result of frequent emendations. A computer text editing programme (Critical Edition Typesetter) helps us te reestablish both emendations and corruptions (including emendations resulting in further corruptions). The list of variant readings should not only show the textual corruptions, but should also highlight the textual criticism of the scholastics which caused particular texts to become recognized as the standard.

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