Angels in Medieval Philosophical Inquiry: Their Function and Significance

1st Edition

Martin Lenz, Isabel Iribarren

Routledge
Published September 9, 2016
Reference - 256 Pages
ISBN 9781138251441 - CAT# Y313077

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Summary

The nature and properties of angels occupied a prominent place in medieval philosophical inquiry. Creatures of two worlds, angels provided ideal ground for exploring the nature of God and his creation, being perceived as 'models' according to which a whole range of questions were defined, from cosmological order, movement and place, to individuation, cognition, volition, and modes of language. This collection of essays is a significant scholarly contribution to angelology, centred on the function and significance of angels in medieval speculation and its history. The unifying theme is that of the role of angels in philosophical inquiry, where each contribution represents a case study in which the angelic model is seen to motivate developments in specific areas and periods of medieval philosophical thought.

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