Throughout his academic career Robert Crouse has insisted that the patristic and medieval philosophical and theological traditions, which have so profoundly shaped western culture, cannot be understood apart from the subtle and complex dialogue between Christianity and Hellenic culture out of which these traditions emerged.
In this volume in Father Crouse’s honour, twenty-two eminent scholars from across North America and Europe examine various moments within the emergence of the doctrine of creation in the patristic and medieval periods, the Hebraic and Hellenic pre-history of this movement, as well as modern reactions to the partristic and medieval syntheses.
Student and specialist alike will appreciate not only the depth of scholarly research clearly evident in the individual essays, but also the broad scope of the volume as a whole.
Contributors include: Stephen Andrews, Stephen F. Brown, Mary T. Clark, RSCJ, Kevin Corrigan, Lawrence Dewan, Robert Dodaro, OSA, Wayne J. Hankey, Walter A. Hannam, Michael Harrington, Paige E. Hochschild, Dennis House, Edouard Jeauneau, Angus Johnston, Torrance Kirby, Terence J. Kleven, Marguerite Kussmaul, Matthew L. Lamb, D. Gregory MacIsaac, Ralph McInerny, Luca Obertello, Willemien Otten, Neil G. Robertson, Horst Seidl, and Michael Treschow.
Michael Treschow, Ph.D. (Toronto, 1991) on
A Study of the ece Word-Group, and its Use in the Alfredian Translations, is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Critical Studies at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. His publications include articles on Alfred the Great, John Wyclif, and J.R.R. Tolkien. He is currently preparing a new edition of King Alfred’s translation of Augustine’s
Walter Hannam is Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology and Anglican Studies at the College of Emmanuel and St Chad, Saskatoon, Canada, and a doctoral candidate in the Department of Theology, Boston College. He has published articles on the thought of St Augustine of Hippo and is currently editing a critical edition of the
Inevitabile of Honorius Augustodunensis.
Willemien Otten, Ph.D. (1989) on
The Anthropology of Johannes Scottus Eriugena, is Professor of the History of Christianity and Dean of Theology at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Her publications focus on early Christian and medieval theology and intellectual culture. Among her recent publications are
From Paradise to Paradigm. A Study of Twelfth-Century Humanism (Leiden 2004) and, co-edited with J. Frishman and G. Rouwhorst,
Religious Identity and the Problem of Historical Foundation. The Foundational Character of Authoritative Sources in the History of Christianity and Judaism (Leiden, 2004).
Table of contents
Robert Dodaro, OSA Introductory Note,
Walter A. Hannam Acknowledgements
1. What’s the Matter with Eve? The Woman and Her Sentence in Ancient Judaism,
Stephen Andrews 2. Old Testament Teaching on Necessity in Creation and Its Implication for the Doctrine of Atonement,
Terence J. Kleven, 3. The Origin and Nature of Humankind in Plato’s Symposium,
Dennis House 4. The Simple Bodies as Unities of Quantity and Quality in Aristotle’s
On Generation and Corruption,
Angus Johnston 5. Is Aristotle’s Cosmology and Metaphysics Compatible with the Christian Concept of Creation?,
Horst Seidl 6. Making Sense of Creative Horizons in the Thought of Aristotle, Plotinus, and Plato,
Kevin Corrigan 7. Eternity Creates and Redeems Time: A Key to Augustine’s
Confessions within a Theology of History,
Matthew L. Lamb 8. The Origin of Determination in the Neoplatonism of Proclus,
D. Gregory MacIsaac 9. Proclus, Ammonius of Hermias, and Zacharias Scholasticus: The Search after Eternity and the Meaning of Creation,
Luca Obertello 10. Creation and Natural Contemplation in Maximus the Confessor’s
Michael Harrington 11.
Ovsia in the
Categoriae decem and the
Periphyseon of John Scottus Eriugena,
Paige E. Hochschild 12. La conclusion du
Periphyseon. Comment un dialogue devient monologue,
Edouard Jeauneau 13. Nature, Body and Text in Early Medieval Theology: From Eriugena to Chartres,
Willemien Otten 14. Wisdom’s Land: King Alfred’s Imagery in His Preface to His Translation of Augustine’s
Michael Treschow 15. The Synthesis Tradition,
Mary T. Clark, RSCJ 16. Thomism as Philosophy,
Ralph McInerny 17.
Ab uno simplici non est nisi unum: The Place of Natural and Necessary Emanation in Aquinas’s Doctrine of Creation,
Wayne J. Hankey 18. What Does Createdness Look Like?,
Lawrence Dewan 19. Le discours de Béatrice sur la creation dans le paradiso de Dante,
Marguerite Kussmaul 20. Aristotle’s View on the Eternity of the World According to Peter of Candia,
Stephen F. Brown 21. Creation and Government: Eternal Law as the Fountain of Laws in Richard Hooker’s
Torrance Kirby 22. The Doctrine of Creation and the Enlightenment,
Neil G. Robertson
Publications by Robert D. Crouse
All those interested in Old Testament studies, Hellenic philosophy, Neoplatonic studies, Patristic studies, Eriugenian Studies, Medieval Studies, Reformation Studies, and Early Modern studies.