The Theology of Hugh of St. Victor: An Interpretation (BOK)

Boyd Taylor Coolman

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In the context of the early twelfth-century urbanization of Paris, Hugh of St Victor developed a pioneering program of intellectual and moral practices focused on reforming the soul. Boyd Taylor Coolman identifies the signature theme of spiritual re-formation as the unifying motif to Hugh's theology and analyzes the symbolic and aesthetic dimensions of re-formation conceived as 'soul-construction', in the manner of Gothic cathedrals being built at the time. This study places Hugh of St Victor within the context of the profound economic, political and cultural changes characteristic of the twelfth century. Drawing on the majority of Hugh's writings, it reveals links between various aspects of his theology - exegesis and spirituality; theology and cultivation of virtue - and highlights the practical nature of his reforming program, aimed both at restoring the beauty of the soul and re-forming the human person into a dwelling place for the presence of God.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2010 Forfatter Boyd Taylor Coolman
ISBN 9780521886253
Antall sider 258 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 1,8cm
Vekt 540 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500, Christian theology

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