The A to Z of Medieval Philosophy and Theology by Stephen F. Brown, Juan Carlos Flores

By Stephen F. Brown, Juan Carlos Flores

The center a long time is usually seen as a interval of low highbrow success. The identify itself refers back to the time among the excessive philosophical and literary accomplishments of the Greco-Roman international and the technological advances that have been completed and philosophical and theological choices that have been formulated within the glossy global that undefined. in spite of the fact that, having produced such nice philosophers as Anselm, Peter Abelard, John Duns Scotus, William of Ockham, Peter Lombard, and the towering Thomas Aquinas, it infrequently turns out reasonable to label the medieval interval as such.

Examining the effect of historic Greek philosophy in addition to of the Arabian and Hebrew students who transmitted it, The A to Z of Medieval Philosophy and Theology provides the philosophy of the Christian West from the ninth to the early seventeenth century. this is often comprehensive via a chronology, an advent, appendixes, a bibliography, and thousands of cross-referenced dictionary entries at the philosophers,...

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John Philoponus writes On the Eternity of the World. ) Athenian philosophers establish a school at Harran. ) Simplicius writes commentaries at Harran. 562 Cassiodorus publishes his Institutiones. 570 Muhammad born. ) John Philoponus dies. 590–604 Gregory the Great resigns as pope. 597 Augustine of Canterbury arrives in England. 633 Isidore of Seville dies. 662 Maximus the Confessor dies. 711–712 Muslims conquer Spain. 735 Venerable Bede dies. ) John Damascene dies. 762 Baghdad becomes capital of ’Abassid caliphate.

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