Thomas Bradwardine: A View of Time and a Vision of Eternity in Fourteenth-Century Thought

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This volume evaluates Thomas Bradwardine's view of time as a mathematical, philosophical and theological concept within the context of ancient and medieval discussions of the problem of time.
The book begins with an historiographical analysis of Bradwardine's mathematical and theological works, followed by an examination of the problem of time in classical, early medieval and thirteenth-century texts. Next, a series of chapters surveys Bradwardine's view of time as it related to proportionality, contingency, continuity and predestination. A final chapter establishes Bradwardine's place among fourteenth-century natural philosophers and theologians.
As it uses a wide range of Bradwardine's writings, this book is able to show how Bradwardine's philosophical and theological views converged. This study is especially useful for historians of late medieval science, philosophy and theology.

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Biographical Note

Edith Wilks Dolnikowski, Ph.D. (1989) in History, Michigan State University, has recently (1994) completed the M.Div. degree from Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts and is pursuing research on the Latin sermons of John Wyclif.

Review Quotes

' Die Durchführung erfordert eine zweifache Tätigkeit: Erstens ist Schritt für Schritt der Quelle zu folgen, in diesem Falle dem literarischen Werk von Thomas Bradwardine. Durch die Weise, wie D. dies unternimmt, erhält der Leser einen lebendigen Eindruck vom Leben und Wirken dieses Magisters, von seiner Entwicklung, die sich auf die Kurzformel bringen läßt: vom Physiker and Mathematiker zum Theologen. Eine solche Darstellung kann heute aber nur unter Einbeziehung der Sekundärliteratur vorgelegt werden. Dieser zweiten Aufgabe kommt D. mit gediegener Sachkenntnis und in seriöser, stets begründeter Kritik nach.' Fritz Hoffmann, Theologische Revue, 1997.

Readership

All those of graduate level and above interested in medieval natural philosophy and theology; the history of the problems of time, contingency, continuity and predestination; and the history of academic debates in Oxford and Paris.

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