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Author: Mikko Posti
In Medieval Theories of Divine Providence 1250-1350 Mikko Posti presents a historical and philosophical study of the doctrine of divine providence in 13th- and 14th-century Latin philosophical theology. In addition to offering a fresh and engaging reading of Thomas Aquinas’s ideas concerning providence, Posti focuses on Siger of Brabant, Peter Auriol and Thomas Bradwardine, among others.
The book also provides an extended treatment of the relatively little-known 13th-century work Liber de bona fortuna, consisting of Latin translations of chapters found originally in Aristotle’s Ethica Eudemia and Magna moralia. In their treatments of Liber de bona fortuna, the medieval theologians provided philosophically interesting explanations of good fortune and its relationship to divine providence.
In: Medieval Theories of Divine Providence 1250-1350
In: Medieval Theories of Divine Providence 1250-1350
In: Medieval Theories of Divine Providence 1250-1350
In: Medieval Theories of Divine Providence 1250-1350
In: Medieval Theories of Divine Providence 1250-1350
In: Medieval Theories of Divine Providence 1250-1350
Author: Lars Hermanson
In this book, Lars Hermanson discusses how religious beliefs and norms steered attitudes to friendship and love, and how these ways of thinking affected social identity and political behaviour. With examples taken from eleventh- and twelfth-century northern Europe, the author investigates why friendship was praised both by brotherhoods of aristocratic warriors and by brethren within monastery walls. Social and political functions rested on personal connections rather than a strong central state in the High Middle Ages. This meant that friendship was an important pragmatic instrument for establishing social order and achieving success in the game of politics.
In: Friendship, Love, and Brotherhood in Medieval Northern Europe, c. 1000-1200
In: Friendship, Love, and Brotherhood in Medieval Northern Europe, c. 1000-1200