A Companion to Henry of Ghent

A Companion to Henry of Ghent

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Henry of Ghent, who taught in the theology faculty in Paris from c. 1275 until his death in 1293, was an original, pivotal, and influential thinker. Henry's theories on a wide range of theological and philosophical topics led to a transformation of scholastic thought in the years shortly after the death of Thomas Aquinas. The Companion to Henry of Ghent is an introduction to his thought. It first addresses the historical context of Henry: his writings, his participation in the events of 1277, and Muslim philosophical influences. The volume continues with an examination of his theology, metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics. It concludes with an examination of two authors whom he influenced: John Duns Scotus and Pico della Mirandola. Contributors include: Amos Edelheit, Juan Carlos Flores, Bernd Goehring, Ludwig Hodl, Tobias Hoffman, Jules Janssens, Marialucrezia Leone, Steven Marrone, Martin Pickave, Roland Teske, SJ, Robert Wielockx, Gordon Wilsonshow more

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  • Hardback | 426 pages
  • 162 x 246 x 28mm | 839.14g
  • Brill
  • Leiden, Netherlands
  • English
  • New.
  • 9004183493
  • 9789004183490
  • 1,948,187

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Henry was an important and influential thinker. Although his major two works, namely his fifteen Quodlibeta and his Quaestiones Ordinariae (Summa), along with his previously unedited works, are currently being edited, there has been no synthesis of his positions since Karl Werner s work of 1878, Heinrich von Gent als Repr sentant des christlichen Platonismus im dreizehnten Jahrhundert. The chapters would offer: a critical overview of current research, the major themes in Henry s life and writings, and how they are being interpreted at the start of the 21st century, written by 18 experts in the field.show more

About Gordon A. Wilson

Gordon A. Wilson, Ph.D. (1975) in Philosophy, Tulane University, is Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. He is currently the general coordinator of Leuven University's series, Henrici de Gandavo Opera omnia and has edited multiple volumes in this series.show more

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"A welcome contribution to medieval studies, particularly because there is to date no "companion" or sufficient "introductory work" dedicated to this important scholastic thinker." John T. Slotemaker, Boston College. In: Religious Studies Review Vol. 37, No. 4 (December 2011), p. 287. "Der Band ist als Einfuhrung gedacht und diesen Zweck erfullt er, in den behandelten Themen ist er absolut auf der Hohe des Forschungsstandes oder fasst diesen gewinnbringend zusammen" Henrik Wels Institut fur Philosophie, Freie Universitat Berlin. In: Sehepunkte, 12, (2012), Nr. 9.show more

Table of contents

Preface, by Gordon Wilson HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES "Henry of Ghent's Written Legacy" by Gordon Wilson "Henry of Ghent and the Events of 1277" by Robert Wielockx "Henry of Ghent and Avicenna" by Jules Janssens "Henry of Ghent and Averroes" by Jules Janssens HENRY OF GHENT'S THEOLOGY "The Theologian Henry of Ghent" by Ludwig Hodl "Henry of Ghent on the Trinity" by Juan Carlos Flores HENRY OF GHENT'S PHILOSOPHY A. METAPHYSICS "Henry of Ghent's Metaphysics" by Martin Pickave "Henry of Ghent on Individuation, Essence, and Being" by Martin Pickave B. EPISTEMOLOGY "Henry of Ghent's Epistemology" by Steven Marrone "Henry of Ghent on the Verbum Mentis" by Bernd Goehring C. MORAL PHILOSOPHY "Moral Philosophy in Henry of Ghent" by Marialucrezia Leone "Henry of Ghent on Freedom of the Human Will" by Roland Teske,SJ HENRY OF GHENT'S INFLUENCE "Henry of Ghent Influence on John Duns Scotus's Metaphysics" by Tobias Hoffman "Henry and Pico: A Chapter on the Reception and Influence of Scholasticism in the Renaissance" by Amos Edelheit Indexshow more