The Fathers and Beyond: Church Fathers between Ancient and Medieval Thought

1st Edition

Marcia L. Colish

Routledge
Published February 28, 2008
Reference - 348 Pages
ISBN 9780754659440 - CAT# Y236675
Series: Variorum Collected Studies

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Summary

The papers in this second selection of articles by Professor Colish focus on thinkers of the patristic age, and relate to her three monographic studies in this area published over the last two decades. At the same time these papers look beyond the patristic period, both backward to these authors' appropriation of the classical and Christian traditions, and forward to their function as authorities in later medieval intellectual history, from the Carolingian Renaissance to Anselm of Canterbury, the scholastics, and Dante. Themes which these papers address include the transmission and use of Platonism and Stoicism, logic and linguistic theory, and the ethics of lying, moral indifference, and the salvation of the virtuous pagan.

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