A Companion to James of Viterbo


Ten leading scholars team up to produce the first book-length treatment of the philosophical thought of James of Viterbo, one of the key thinkers at Paris in the late thirteenth century. The book examines all major areas of James’s philosophical thought, exploring his connections with other important masters of the time and highlighting his originality in the context of late medieval philosophy.

Contributors are: Antoine Côté, Stephen D. Dumont, R. W. Dyson, Mark D. Gossiaux, Mark Henninger, Thomas Osborne Jr., Martin Pickavé, Eric L. Saak, Jean-Luc Solère, and Gianpiero Tavolaro.

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Antoine Côté, Ph.D. (1991), Université Catholique de Louvain, is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Ottawa. He specializes in later medieval metaphysics and philosophy of cognition and has published widely in both areas.

Martin Pickavé, Ph.D. (2003), University of Cologne, is Professor of Philosophy and Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto. He specializes in later medieval philosophy of mind and metaphysics and has published Heinrich von Gent über Metaphysik als erste Wissenschaft (Brill, 2007).
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Part 1: Introduction

1 Reading the Gospel of John’s Christology as Jewish Messianism: An Introduction
Benjamin E. Reynolds

Part 2: John’s Jesus as a Jewish Messiah: Paths Taken and Not Taken

2 The Gospel of John’s Christology as Evidence for Early Jewish Messianic Expectations: Challenges and Possibilities
Benjamin E. Reynolds
3 The Gospel of John as Jewish Messianism: Formative Influences and Neglected Avenues in the History of Scholarship
James F. McGrath

Part 3: John’s Word and Jewish Messianic Interpretation

4 “And The Word Was God”: John’s Christology and Jesus’s Discourse in Jewish Context
Adele Reinhartz
5 Johannine Christology and Prophetic Traditions: The Case of Isaiah
Catrin H. Williams
6 Messianic Exegesis in the Fourth Gospel
Jocelyn McWhirter

Part 4: John’s Royal Messiah

7 Son of God as Anointed One? Johannine Davidic Christology and Second Temple Messianism
Beth M. Stovell
8 Divine Kingship and Jesus’s Identity in Johannine Messianism
Marida Nicolaci
9 David’s Sublation of Moses: A Davidic Explanation for the Mosaic Christology of the Fourth Gospel
Joel Willitts

Part 5: John’s Prophetic Messiah

10 “When the Christ Appears, Will He Do More Signs Than This Man Has Done?” (John 7:31): Signs and the Messiah in the Gospel of John
Meredith J. C. Warren
11 Christological Transformation of the Motif of “Living Water” (John 4; 7): Prophetic Messiah Expectations and Wisdom Tradition
Andrea Taschl-Erber
12 Jesus, the Eschatological Prophet in the Fourth Gospel: A Case Study in Dialectical Tensions
Paul N. Anderson

Part 6: John’s Messiah and Divinity

13 Wisdom and Logos Traditions in Judaism and John’s Christology
William Loader
14 From Jewish Prophet to Jewish God: How John Made the Divine Jesus Uncreated
Gabriele Boccaccini
15 Jesus—the Divine Bridegroom? John 2–4 and Its Christological Implications
Ruben Zimmermann
16 The Divine Name that the Son Shares with the Father in the Gospel of John
Charles A. Gieschen
17 John 5:19–30: The Son of God is the Apocalyptic Son of Man
Crispin Fletcher-Louis

Part 7: Epilogue

Epilogue: The Early Jewish Messiah of the Gospel of John
Benjamin E. Reynolds
All interested in the history of medieval philosophy and medieval intellectual history.
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