An Introduction to Medieval Theology Hardback

by Rik van Nieuwenhove;

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An Introduction to Medieval Theology

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Medieval theology, in all its diversity, was radically theo-centric, Trinitarian, Scriptural and sacramental. It also operated with a profound view of human understanding (in terms of intellectus rather than mere ratio). In a post-modern climate, in which the modern views on 'autonomous reason' are increasingly being questioned, it may prove fruitful to re-engage with pre-modern thinkers who, obviously, did not share our modern and post-modern presuppositions. Their different perspective does not antiquate their thought, as some of the 'cultured despisers' of medieval thought might imagine. On the contrary, rather than rendering their views obsolete it makes them profoundly challenging and enriching for theology today. This book is more than a survey of key medieval thinkers (from Augustine to the late-medieval period); it is an invitation to think along with major theologians and explore how their thought can deeply challenge some of today's modern and post-modern key assumptions.

An Introduction to Medieval Theology by Rik van Nieuwenhove was published by Cambridge University Press in April 2012. The ISBN for An Introduction to Medieval Theology is 9780521897549.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherCambridge University Press (April 2012)
Number of Pages306
Thickness20 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4024949
Page last updated 22nd April 2018
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