Fifty Key Medieval Thinkers (Routledge Key Guides) by G. R. Evans

By G. R. Evans

Targeting members whose rules formed highbrow lifestyles among four hundred and 1500, Fifty Key Medieval Thinkers is an available advent to these spiritual, philosophical and political recommendations imperative to the medieval worldview. together with such varied figures as Bede and Wyclif, each one access provides a biographical define, a listing of works and a precis in their major theories, along feedback for extra examining. Chronologically prepared, and with an introductory essay which offers very important subject matters in context, this quantity is a useful reference software for all scholars of Medieval Europe.

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For he was left with the problem of evil when he abandoned the dualist system. To move to the Christian position was to be confronted with a paradox. Now there was only one power in the universe, a God both wholly good and omnipotent. How then could evil exist, for it could have Fifty key medieval thinkers 8 no association with a perfectly good God, and an omnipotent God would surely not allow it? Augustine’s explanation, and the one adopted by almost all Christian thinkers in the West after his time, was that evil is ‘nothing’, an absence of good, and that it derives from the free choice of rational creatures to turn away from God and disobey his will.

5. i, CCSL, 142, p. Torrell, ‘Théorie de la prophétic et philosophie de la connaissance aux environs de 1230’, Spicilegium Sacrum Lovaniense 40 (1977), p. 7. 16, CCSL, 142, pp. 7, 13. Werckmeister, ‘The Reception of the Church Fathers in Canon Law’, Backus. 20 Robert Grosseteste, De Cessatione Legalium, ed. B. 30, p. 132. 6, p. 14: Quod utique cavere debuit interpretum antiquitas, nisi etiam fidei haec esset antiquis, cui vestra coepit resistere novitas. Contra Iulianum VI, col. 841. 901. 23 Sigebert of Gembloux, Epistula de ieiuniis quattuor temporum, Ep.

5. i, CCSL, 142, p. Torrell, ‘Théorie de la prophétic et philosophie de la connaissance aux environs de 1230’, Spicilegium Sacrum Lovaniense 40 (1977), p. 7. 16, CCSL, 142, pp. 7, 13. Werckmeister, ‘The Reception of the Church Fathers in Canon Law’, Backus. 20 Robert Grosseteste, De Cessatione Legalium, ed. B. 30, p. 132. 6, p. 14: Quod utique cavere debuit interpretum antiquitas, nisi etiam fidei haec esset antiquis, cui vestra coepit resistere novitas. Contra Iulianum VI, col. 841. 901. 23 Sigebert of Gembloux, Epistula de ieiuniis quattuor temporum, Ep.

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