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The Thought of Thomas Aquinas

Brian Davies

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198267539
eISBN:
9780191600500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198267533.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The aim of this book is to give a general and introductory overview of the teaching and thought of Thomas Aquinas (1224–26 to 1274), a Dominican friar, and one of the greatest Western philosophers, ... More


Durandus of St Pourcain: A Dominican Theologian in the Shadow of Aquinas

Isabel Iribarren

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199282319
eISBN:
9780191603426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199282315.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The controversy between the Dominican Durandus of St Pourcain and his order plays a central role in explaining how Thomas Aquinas became one of the most influential ... More


The Shape of a Saint

Brian Davies

in The Thought of Thomas Aquinas

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198267539
eISBN:
9780191600500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198267533.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This first chapter gives an outline of Thomas Aquinas’ life and work. The different sections of the chapter cover his early years and his adoption of Aristotle's thinking at the University of Naples, ... More


The Testing Time

Jean Dunbabin

in A Hound of God: Pierre de la Palud and the Fourteenth-Century Church

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198222910
eISBN:
9780191678523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198222910.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

The first section of this chapter describes Pierre's political influence. While performing his tasks as Regent Master in Theology, Pierre also acquired a reputation among the lawyers who worked in ... More


Competing Stories: Whose Vincent Ferrer Is It Anyway?

Laura Ackerman Smoller

in The Saint and the Chopped-Up Baby: The Cult of Vincent Ferrer in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452178
eISBN:
9780801470974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452178.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter traces the various portrayals of Vincent Ferrer in text and in art, produced between the time of Pietro Ranzano's vita and the early sixteenth century. The new medium of print helped to ... More


Other Sources

PATRICK NOLD

in Pope John XXII and his Franciscan Cardinal: Bertrand de la Tour and the Apostolic Poverty Controversy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199268757
eISBN:
9780191708510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268757.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter emphasises the importance of other sources for the origins of the apostolic poverty controversy under Pope John XXII. It discusses that the first of these sources is a manuscript, known ... More


5. Johannes Pfefferkorn and the Campaign against Jews

David H. Price

in Johannes Reuchlin and the Campaign to Destroy Jewish Books

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195394214
eISBN:
9780199894734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394214.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter describes the attempt, which began in 1509, to promote conversion by confiscating Jewish books. Supported by the Franciscan and Dominican Orders as well as the University of Cologne, ... More


Saint Vincent Ferrer in the Spanish Americas

Laura Ackerman Smoller

in The Saint and the Chopped-Up Baby: The Cult of Vincent Ferrer in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452178
eISBN:
9780801470974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452178.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This epilogue follows Vincent Ferrer's cult with missionaries to Spain's New World colonies, where a winged Vincent appeared primarily as angel of the apocalypse and source of supernatural succor. ... More


Creating the Official Image of the Saint

Laura Ackerman Smoller

in The Saint and the Chopped-Up Baby: The Cult of Vincent Ferrer in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452178
eISBN:
9780801470974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452178.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines Pietro Ranzano's biography of Vincent Ferrer. A member of the Dominican order since his teens, Ranzano was a master of theology and knew well the Christian classics and medieval ... More


The Medieval Background

G. J. TOMMER

in Eastern Wisedome and Learning: The Study of Arabic in Seventeenth-Century England

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202912
eISBN:
9780191675591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202912.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The study of Arabic in Europe during the Middle Ages was pursued for two motives: the acquisition of scientific knowledge, and Christian missionary and apologetic activities. This chapter discusses ... More


Epilogue

Mary Harvey Doyno

in The Lay Saint: Charity and Charismatic Authority in Medieval Italy, 1150-1350

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501740206
eISBN:
9781501740213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740206.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This epilogue highlights Catherine of Siena (d. 1380). In 1395, the Dominican master general, Raymond of Capua, finally completed the Legenda maior sive Legenda admirabilis virginis Catherine de ... More


Felix Fabri, Dominican Pilgrim and Writer

Kathryne Beebe

in Pilgrim & Preacher: The Audiences and Observant Spirituality of Friar Felix Fabri (1437/8-1502)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198717072
eISBN:
9780191785641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717072.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, History of Religion

Chapter 2 traces Fabri’s transition from Felix Schmid of Zürich to Felix Fabri of Ulm and locates the adult pilgrim and writer in the larger context of his ties within the Dominican order and the ... More


Chaos and Consolidation (1138–1333)

Robert E. Alvis

in White Eagle, Black Madonna: One Thousand Years of the Polish Catholic Tradition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823271702
eISBN:
9780823271757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271702.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Wracked by nearly two centuries of political chaos, the Kingdom of Poland managed to survive into the fourteenth century. The Catholic Church served as an important source of stability and autonomy ... More


The Dominican Calling and the Relation between the Active and Contemplative Lives

Rik Van Nieuwenhove

in Thomas Aquinas and Contemplation

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780192895295
eISBN:
9780191916090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192895295.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses how Aquinas conceives of the relation between the active and contemplative lives in light of the mendicant controversy. Aquinas distinguishes between the two lives on the basis ... More


Polemic, Preaching, and Early Dominican Assessments of Prophetic Authority

Brian FitzGerald

in Inspiration and Authority in the Middle Ages: Prophets and their Critics from Scholasticism to Humanism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198808244
eISBN:
9780191845956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808244.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the emergence of theoretical treatises devoted to understanding the nature of prophecy. Emerging out of polemical works against Islam and its prophet, such treatises eventually ... More


Medieval Exegesis and Religious Difference: Commentary, Conflict, and Community in the Premodern Mediterranean

Ryan Szpiech (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264629
eISBN:
9780823266821
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264629.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Exegesis and scriptural commentary is at the heart of medieval Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions. Evolving in all three Abrahamic traditions as a multifaceted practice—at once social, ... More


Introduction: The Life and Works of Robert Holcot

John T. Slotemaker and Jeffrey C. Witt

in Robert Holcot

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199391240
eISBN:
9780199391271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391240.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter offers an overview of the life and works of Robert Holcot. It first introduces the reader to Holcot’s historical biography, especially his Dominican education and training, his regency ... More


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