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Hugh of Saint Victor

Paul Rorem

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195384369
eISBN:
9780199869886
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384369.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Hugh of St. Victor (c.1096–1141) left a large and influential corpus of works on all aspects of theology, as well as the liberal arts broadly defined. This book introduces Hugh within his community ... More


Context

Paul Rorem

in Hugh of Saint Victor

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195384369
eISBN:
9780199869886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384369.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter first introduces Hugh of St. Victor’s context as to early 12th-century Paris, the founding of St. Victor by William of Champeaux, and the leadership of Abbot Gilduin. It then surveys ... More


The Exegetical Jerusalem: Maps and Plans for Ezekiel Chapters 40–48

Catherine Delano-Smith

in Imagining Jerusalem in the Medieval West

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265048
eISBN:
9780191754159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265048.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Drawing for explanation flourished in the medieval West in biblical exegesis. Some Christian and Jewish scholars, holding that the literal meaning of the holy scriptures had to be established before ... More


The Filioque from the Eleventh to the Thirteenth Century

Edward A. Siecienski

in The Filioque: History of a Doctrinal Controversy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195372045
eISBN:
9780199777297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372045.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Although an uneasy peace was maintained in the years after Photius, during the tenth and eleventh centuries political, cultural, and religious factors rapidly drove East and West further part. The ... More


The Formulation of the Faith

Colin Morris

in The Papal Monarchy: The Western Church from 1050 to 1250

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269250
eISBN:
9780191600708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269250.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Serious theological thinking still tended to be monastic, but cathedral schools were increasingly applying methods derived from logic to theology: an approach in which Abelard was famous. Some of ... More


Faith, Sacraments, and Charity

Constant J. Mews

in Abelard and Heloise

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195156881
eISBN:
9780199835423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195156889.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Faith, Sacraments and Charity. This chapter considers Abelard’s lectures or sententie on faith, sacraments and charity (from the 1130s) in which he formulated a synthetic vision of ... More


The Imaginary Jerusalem of Nicholas of Lyra

Lesley Smith

in Imagining Jerusalem in the Medieval West

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265048
eISBN:
9780191754159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265048.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Manuscripts and early printed copies of Nicholas of Lyra's influential biblical commentary, the Postilla litteralis et moralis in totam bibliam, were made to include a series of around forty ... More


Summa

Graham Ward

in How the Light Gets In: Ethical Life I

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199297658
eISBN:
9780191791987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297658.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Theology

This chapter develops the analysis of the systematic presentation and organization of Christian doctrine and its relationship to social and cultural processes by examining the move towards, and the ... More


Sacramental Anxiety in the Late Middle Ages: Hugh of St. Victor, the Abbot Suger, and Dante

Harry Berger

in Figures of a Changing World: Metaphor and the Emergence of Modern Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823257478
eISBN:
9780823261550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257478.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter begins by examining a passage from Hugh of St. Victor's discourse, On the Sacraments of the Christian Faith, which contains linguistic transfers as examples of extension or metonymy. ... More


Bible

Richard Swinburne

in Revelation: From Metaphor to Analogy

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198239680
eISBN:
9780191598562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198239688.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The Bible consists of small units, woven together into ‘books’, which were put together into the two Testaments, which were put together into one Bible. The meaning of the sentences of a unit depends ... More


Hugh of St Victor and the Prophetic Contemplation of History

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/9780198808244.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

This chapter focuses on the influential twelfth-century theologian Hugh of St Victor, a canon regular bridging the monastic and scholastic worlds in Paris. The chapter argues that Hugh broadened and ... More


The Discourse of Ars in the Latin Middle Ages

Eric Schatzberg

in Technology: Critical History of a Concept

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226583839
eISBN:
9780226584027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226584027.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Most medieval authors maintained Aristotle’s distinction between philosophical and productive knowledge, episteme and techne, liberal and mechanical arts. The concept of mechanical arts first arose ... More


Inwardness as Mystical Ascent

Gavin Flood

in The Truth Within: A History of Inwardness in Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684564
eISBN:
9780191765933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684564.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, World Religions

The High Middle Ages sees the rise of scholasticism and reflection on the nature of self and experience. The scholastic account of the person is well illustrated through mystical theology that ... More


Richard of St Victor

Lydia Schumacher

in The History of Scottish Theology, Volume I: Celtic Origins to Reformed Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198759331
eISBN:
9780191819889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759331.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Theology

Although under-researched by comparison to his earlier contemporary, Hugh, Richard of St Victor’s work in spirituality and theology was highly innovative in its own day. Richard was the first to ... More


Doing Good Work: Enacting Our Imagination

Jack R. Baker, Jeffrey Bilbro, and Wendell Berry

in Wendell Berry and Higher Education: Cultivating Virtues of Place

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813169026
eISBN:
9780813169637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169026.003.0004
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

Jack Beecham’s apt saying “If you want to talk with me, you’ll have to walk” indicates the necessary connection between thought and work. While our dualistic culture devalues work, incorporating ... More


‘Will-Nots’ and ‘Cannots’: Tracing a Trope in Medieval Thought

Irina Metzler

in Intellectual disability: A conceptual history, 1200-1900

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526125316
eISBN:
9781526136213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526125316.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

For medieval thinkers, a prominent philosophical, religious and legal problem concerned how to distinguish between the ‘will-not’ and the ‘can-not’. Amassing medieval evidence for the ... More


Persons in Patristic and Medieval Christian Theology

Scott M. Williams

in Persons: A History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190634384
eISBN:
9780190634421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190634384.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, General

By surveying the history of Christian theology of the Trinity and Incarnation from Origen of Alexandria to William of Ockham, this chapter shows that Boethius’s addition of rationality to the ... More


Mappae Mundi Medievalis

in Abysmal: A Critique of Cartographic Reason

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226629308
eISBN:
9780226629322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226629322.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The mappae mundi of the middle ages carry meanings far beyond the conventional conceptions of mapping. The prime function of the medieval map was not to record exact geographical facts but to imitate ... More


A Brief Sketch of the Tradition of Discretio (Including Discretio Spirituum)

Grazia Mangano Ragazzi

in Obeying the Truth: Discretion in the Spiritual Writings of Saint Catherine of Siena

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199344512
eISBN:
9780199346479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199344512.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter and the next two address the complex question of the sources of Catherine’s discretion. As a starting point, one needs to refer to the tradition of discretio spirituum (discernment of ... More


Pleromatic and Ecstatic Trinity

Boyd Taylor Coolman

in Knowledge, Love, and Ecstasy in the Theology of Thomas Gallus

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780199601769
eISBN:
9780191773167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601769.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

This chapter offers an overview of Gallus’ Trinitarian theology, based in a metaphysics of divine goodness, strongly Neoplatonic in inspiration, derived from Richard of St. Victor, in which the ... More


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