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A companion to angels in medieval philosophy

Author: Tobias Hofffmann
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012.
Series: Brill's companions to the Christian tradition, 35.
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While Christian theologians have always been greatly interested in angels, during the course of the thirteenth century their treatments of angelology became increasingly motivated by philosophical concerns. Many of the most original and ingenious contributions of medieval philosophy came to light in the context of angelology, for angelology provided an ideal context for discussing issues such as the structure of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Companion to angels in medieval philosophy.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012
(DLC) 2012017180
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tobias Hofffmann
ISBN: 9789004229792 9004229795
OCLC Number: 808366468
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction; Aquinas on the Demonstrability of Angels; Metaphysical Composition of Angels in Bonaventure, Aquinas, and Godfrey of Fontaines; The Individuation of Angels from Bonaventureto Duns Scotus; Angelic Time and Motion: Bonaventure to Duns Scotus; Angelic Knowledge in Aquinas and Bonaventure; Duns Scotus on Angelic Knowledge; Angelic Language and Communication; Augustine and Anselm on Angelic Sin; Theories of Angelic Sin from Aquinas to Ockham; Bibliography; Index of Manuscripts; Index of Names.
Series Title: Brill's companions to the Christian tradition, 35.
Responsibility: edited by Tobias Hofffmann.


This book studies medieval theories of angelology insofar as they made groundbreaking contributions to medieval philosophy. It centers on the period from Bonaventure to Ockham while also discussing  Read more...
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"The issue of the role of angels in the history of Christian medieval spirituality [...] will greatly benefit from the intellectual rigour and clarity of the present volume". Isabel Iribarren, Read more...

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