The Contested Theological Authority of Thomas Aquinas: The Controversies Between Hervaeus Natalis and Durandus of St. Pourcain, 1307-1323

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März 2003



This book explains how the authority Thomas Aquinas's theological teachings grew out of the doctrinal controversies surrounding it within the Dominican Order. The adoption and eventual promotion of the teachings of Aquinas by the Order of Preachers ran counter to every other current running through the late thirteenth-century Church; most scholastics, the Dominican Order included, were wary of the his unconventional teachings. Despite this, the Dominican Order was propelled along their solitary via Thomas by conflicts between two groups of magistri: Aquinas's early Dominican followers and their more conservative neo-Augustinian brethren. This debate reached its climax in a series of bitter polemical battles between Hervaeus Natalis, the most prominent of early defenders, and Durandus of St. Pourcain, the last major Dominican thinker to attack Aquinas's teachings openly. Elizabeth Lowe offers a vivid illustration of this major shift in the Dominican intellectual tradition.


Abbreviations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter One: The Dominican Order and its Educational Structures; Charismatic Origins; Translation into an Institution; Early Growth; Study, Schools and Scholars; Chapter Two: The Dominican Intellectual Tradition; The Friar Preachers and the Methodology of the Schools; Aristotle among the Friar Preachers; Thomas Aquinas, the Condemnations and their Consequences; Dominican Reactions to the Condemnations; Chapter Three: The Historical Background of the Controversies; Early Dominican Thomists, 1277-1307; The Predominance of the Augustinian Tradition; The Antagonists; Herveaus Natalis and Durandus of St. Porcain; Conclusion; Chapter Four: Selected Issues in the Controversies; Debate over Relations; Debate over Cognition; Debate over Theology; Chapter Five: The Controversies and the Question of Aquinas's Theological Authority; MedievalConceptions of Theological Authorities; Natalis's and Durandus's Concepts of Auctoritas; The Controversies and Aquinas's Auctoritas; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
EAN: 9780415943536
ISBN: 0415943531
Untertitel: 'Studies in Medieval History an'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2003
Seitenanzahl: 259 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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