Mediaeval Commentaries on the Sentences of Peter Lombard

Volume 3

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The work published in this third, and final, volume of Brill’s handbook on the tradition of the Book of Sentences breaks new ground in three ways. First, several chapters contribute to the debate concerning the meaning of medieval authority and authorship. For some of the most influential literature on the Sentences consisted of study aids and compilations that were derivative or circulated anonymously. Consequently, the volume also sheds light on theological education “on the ground”—the kind of teaching that was dispensed by the average master and received by the average student. Finally, the contributors show that Peter Lombard’s textbook played a much more dynamic role in later medieval theology than hitherto assumed. The work remained a force to be reckoned with until at least the sixteenth century, especially in the Iberian Peninsula.
Contributors are Claire Angotti, Monica Brinzei, Franklin T. Harkins, Severin V. Kitanov, Lidia Lanza, Philipp W. Rosemann, Chris Schabel, John T. Slotemaker, Marco Toste, Jeffrey C. Witt, and Ueli Zahnd.
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Biographical Note

Philipp W. Rosemann, Ph.D. (1995) from the Université catholique de Louvain, is Professor of Philosophy and Chair at the University of Dallas. On the Sentences, he has published Peter Lombard (Oxford, 2004) and The Story of a Great Medieval Book (Toronto, 2007).

Review Quotes

"[Each of the three avenues of the volume] makes a decisive contribution to the history of this subject … This volume dedicated to Peter Lombard’s work opens up new research fields and addresses the practical concerns of contemporary ‘Sentences commentators’, while giving precious information on how the Book of ‘Sentences’… influenced the study of theology throughout the Middle Ages and is presently influencing researches in different areas, ranging from theology to history and philosophy."
Alexandra Baneu, Philobiblon, Vol. XXI (2016), No. 1

Table of contents

Contents
List of Figures vii
Abbreviations ix
Introduction: Three Avenues for Studying the Tradition
of the Sentences 1
Philipp W. Rosemann
1 Filiae Magistri: Peter Lombard’s Sentences and Medieval Theological
Education “On the Ground” 26
Franklin T. Harkins
2 Les listes des opiniones Magistri Sententiarum quae communiter
non tenentur: forme et usage dans la lectio des Sentences 79
Claire Angotti
3 Henry of Gorkum’s Conclusiones Super IV Libros Sententiarum:
Studying the Lombard in the First Decades of the
Fifteenth Century 145
John T. Slotemaker
4 The Past, Present, and Future of Late Medieval Theology:
The Commentary on the Sentences by Nicholas of Dinkelsbühl,
Vienna, ca. 1400 174
Monica Brinzei and Chris Schabel
5 Easy-Going Scholars Lecturing Secundum Alium? Notes on
Some French Franciscan Sentences Commentaries of the
Fifteenth Century 267
Ueli Zahnd
6 The Concept of Beatific Enjoyment (Fruitio Beatifica) in the
Sentences Commentaries of Some Pre-Reformation Erfurt
Theologians 315
Severin V. Kitanov
7 John Major’s (Mair’s) Commentary on the Sentences of Peter Lombard:
Scholastic Philosophy and Theology in the Early Sixteenth
Century 369
Severin V. Kitanov, John T. Slotemaker, and Jeffrey C. Witt
8 The Sentences in Sixteenth-Century Iberian Scholasticism 416
Lidia Lanza and Marco Toste
9 Texts, Media, and Re-Mediation: The Digital Future of the Sentences
Commentary Tradition 504
Jeffrey C. Witt
Bibliography 517
Figures 533
Index of Manuscripts 546
Index of Names 552

Readership

This book will be of value to students of medieval theology and intellectual history, in particular those interested in the way in which the Sentences shaped theological education until the sixteenth century.

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