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Hervaeus Natalis

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Author(s): Rieger, Reinhold
[German Version] (after 1250 – Aug 7, 1323, Narbonne). A Dominican friar who joined the order in Morlaix (1276), Hervaeus Natalis lectured in Paris from 1302 to 1309, was appointed Dominican provincial in 1309, and superior general in 1318. He defended Thomas Aquinas against Henry of Ghent, J. Duns Scotus, Peter Aureol, Jakob of Metz, and Durandus ¶ de Sancto Porciano. However, he criticized the assumption of a real difference between being and essence as well as Aquinas's psychological doctrine of Trinity. Reinhold Rieger Bibliography Works include: Quodlibeta XI, Tractatus, 1513, …

Simon, Richard

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Author(s): Rieger, Reinhold
[German Version] (May 13, 1638, Dieppe – Apr 11, 1712, Dieppe), studied at the Oratorian College in Dieppe and in 1657 at the Jesuit College in Rouen. In 1670 he became a priest of the Oratory. His Histoire critique du Vieux Testament (1678; ET: A Critical History of the Old Testament, 1682) was confiscated at the instigation of J.B. Bossuet but was published in a new edition in Amsterdam and Rotterdam in 1680. In it he attempted to counter the attacks of B. Spinoza on the authority of the Old Testament with the principle of the historical grow…

Gilbert of Poitiers

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Author(s): Rieger, Reinhold
[German Version] (de la Porrée, de Poitiers; c. 1080, Poitiers, France – Sep 4, 1154, Poitiers) studied with Hilary of Poitiers, Bernard of Chartres and Anselm of Laon. After canonries in Poitiers and Chartres, he taught in Paris and became bishop of Poitiers in 1142. In his commentaries on Boethius, Gilbert distinguished between speculative (physics, ethics, logic) and practical sciences (e.g. medicine). He divided physics into natural science, mathematics and theology. In order to understand the…

Adelard of Bath

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Author(s): Rieger, Reinhold
[German Version] This English translator and natural philosopher was a Benedict, who lived between 1070 and 1160 and was probably from Bath, to which he returned in 1130; he studied in Tours, probably taught in Laon, and undertook extensive journeys in the Mediterranean region, where he became acquainted with Arab science. His chief merit consists in his mediation of ancient and Arab natural philosophy of Antiquity to the West. He translated Euclid's Elements, the introduction to astrology by Abu Mashar, and the astronomical tables of al-…

Albert von Sachsen

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Author(s): Rieger, Reinhold
[German Version] (1316, Helmstedt – Aug 8, 1390, Halberstadt), natural philosopher and logician. Albert studied at the University of Paris, where he became Master of Arts in 1351 and Rector in 1353. In 1362, he entered the service of Urban V; in 1365, he became the first rector of the University of Vienna and in 1366 bishop of Halberstadt. While in Paris, he wrote a commentary on the physical and logical works of Aristotle and a compendium of logic, Perutilis Logica, influenced by William of Occam, as well as the Sophismata. In natural philosophy and logic, his …

Anselm of Laon

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Author(s): Rieger, Reinhold
[German Version] (c. 1050 – Jul 15, 1117, Laon) was a student of Anselm of Canterbury in Bec, then canon and dean in Laon. From c. 1080, he and his brother Radulph led the cathedral school of Laon, which also included William of Champeaux. Under Anselm's leadership, the Glossa ordinaria, as they were later called, originated on the whole Bible based on statements by the Fathers and more recent theologians. The glosses on the Psalms, John and the letters of Paul…

Ailly, Pierre d'

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Author(s): Rieger, Reinhold
[German Version] (1351, Compiègne - Aug 9, 1420, Avignon) studied in Paris, took the M.A. in 1368 and the Mag. theol. in 1381; in 1375, he became canon in Soissons, in 1381 in Noyon, later also in Meaux, Amiens, Cambrai, Compiègne, Rouen and Paris; he was rector of the Collège de Navarre from 1384 to 1389 and became father-confessor to Charles VI in 1389. From…

Peckham, John

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Author(s): Rieger, Reinhold
[German Version] (c. 1230, Patcham, Sussex – Dec 8, 1292, Mortlake, Surrey). After joining the Franciscans in 1250, Peckham studied in Paris and Oxford. From 1269 to 1271 he taught as magister regens in Paris, lecturing on the Sentences of Peter Lombard; from 1272 to 1275 he taught at Oxford, where he introduced the disputatio de quolibet (Disputation: II). He defended the Franciscan ideal of poverty (IV) against the Dominican R. Kilwardby. In 1275 he was made provincial of the Franciscan order in England; in 1276 he attended the general chapter in P…

Ratramnus

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Author(s): Rieger, Reinhold
[German Version] (died c. 870), monk at Corbie Abbey. He intervened in the first Eucharistic controversy with his writing De corpore et sanguine Domini (843), directed against Paschasius Radbertus; using dialectical method he opposed a sensory understanding of the Lord’s Supper, showing that the sacrament was always hidden as a mystery beneath a figura, and rejecting identification of the historical with the sacramental body of Christ. In this he influenced Berengar of Tours. In the books De praedestinatione (849/850), also commissioned by Charles the Bald, he opposed Hi…

Peter of Bruis

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Author(s): Rieger, Reinhold
[German Version] (died c. 1133, abbey of St. Gilles-les-Boucheries) was initially a priest in the French Alps but was removed from office in 1119. As an itinerant preacher in southern France, he criticized the church, rejected infant baptism, rebaptized adults, denied the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist, and rejected the mass, along with veneration of the cross and building churches. He acknowledged the authority of the Gospels alone, not other biblical books or the church fathers. During…

Durandus de Sancto Porciano

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Author(s): Rieger, Reinhold
[German Version] (c. 1275, St. Pourçain-sur-Sioule – Sep 10, 1334, Meaux), Dominican, possibly a student of James of Metz and Hervaeus Natalis c. 1300. In 1307/08 he lectured on the Sentences at St. Jacques, Paris; in 1312 M.Theol. in Paris; in 1313 lector sacri palatii in Avignon; in 1317 bishop of Limoux; in 1318 bishop of Le-Puy-en-Velay; in 1326 bishop of Meaux. His Commentary on the Sentences of 1308 called forth vehement criticism for its anti-Thomist tendencies (condemned several times by his order, esp. i…

Thierry of Chartres

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Author(s): Rieger, Reinhold
[German Version] (Theodoricus Brito; died c. 1156). Thierry taught the artes liberales and theology in Paris c. 1130/1140 and for some time in Chartres. His students included Petrus Helias, Ivo of Chartres, John of Salisbury, and Clarembald of Arras. He wrote primarily commentaries on Cicero’s De inventione, the Rhetorica ad Herennium (c. 1130), and Boethius’s De trinitate (after 1148). His glosses and lectures on the latter have also survived. His doctrine of the Trinity was influenced by the Neoplatonic question of the relationship between one and many. His Tractatus de sex dieru…

John of Salisbury

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Author(s): Rieger, Reinhold
[German Version] (1115/1120, Old Sarum – Oct 25, 1180, Salisbury). John studied in Paris (1136–1147) with Abelard, William of Conches, Gilbert of Poitiers, Robert of Melun, Thierry of Chartres, and ¶ Robert Pullus. In 1154, he entered the service of Archbishop Theobald of Canterbury, and in 1162 that of Theobald's successor, Thomas Becket. Because of Becket's conflict with Henry II, John was banished to Reims (1163–1170). In 1176, he became bishop of Chartres. His writings are marked by his classical education. The Entheticus (1155) is a didactic poem on philosophy. The Metalogicon (1…

Ivo of Chartres

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Author(s): Rieger, Reinhold
[German Version] (1040, Chartres? – Dec 23, 1115/1116, Chartres). Following studies in Le Bec (near Lanfranc) and in Paris, Ivo became canon in Nesle, then provost of the canons regular of St. Quentin in Beauvais, and finally bishop of Chartres in 1090. He contributed to the resolution of the Investiture Controversy by distinguishing between ecclesial and royal, unalterable and alterable, spiritual and wordly law. He supported the canons regular (Regulated clergy), whom he placed above the monks. …

Bradwardine, Thomas

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Author(s): Rieger, Reinhold
[German Version] (c. 1290, Hartsfield (?), Sussex – Aug 26, 1349, Lambeth) studied and taught at Balliol and Merton Colleges in Oxford from 1321 to 1326. He was ordained priest in 1332 and became chancellor of the university of Oxford. He took his licentiate in theology in 1336 and his Master's degree in 1340. He became chancellor of St Paul's in London in 1337, and …

Lanfranc

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Author(s): Rieger, Reinhold
[German Version] (c. 1010, Pavia – May 28, 1089, Canterbury). After studying the artes liberales in Italy until 1030, Lanfranc taught in Burgundy and Normandy. In 1042 he entered Le Bec, a Benedictine abbey in Normandy, where he served as prior from 1045 to 1063. Anselm of Canterbury began studying at Lanfranc's monastic school in 1059. In 1049/1050, 1067, and 1071, Lanfranc resided at the papal court. In debate with Berengar of Tours over the nature of the Eucharist, he contributed to the …

Reihing, Jakob

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Author(s): Rieger, Reinhold
[German Version] (Jan 6, 1579, Augsburg – May 5, 1628, Tübingen), born to a patrician family, attended the Jesuit college in Augsburg; in Ingolstadt he began studying philosophy in 1594 and theology in 1602. In 1597 he joined the Jesuit order in Landsberg am Lech and was ordained priest in 1604. In 1606 he began lecturing in controversial theology at the Jesuit college in Munich; in 1608 he became professor of philosophy in Ingolstadt. After receiving his doctorate in theology in 1613, he was appo…

Siger of Brabant

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Author(s): Rieger, Reinhold
[German Version] (c. 1240 – c. 1284, Orvieto), secular canon in Liège, M.A. at the University of Paris. His Aristotelian philosophy was suspected of heresy and was attacked by Bonaventura, Thomas Aquinas, and others. On Dec 10, 1270, the bishop of Paris, Stephan Tempier, condemned his teaching. Summoned before a court of the Inquisition on Nov 23, 1276, he fled from Paris. On Mar 7, 1277, Tempier once more condemned theses imputed to Siger. His rumored teaching concerning double truth in philosoph…

Artes liberales

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Author(s): Rieger, Reinhold
[German Version] In contrast to the artes mechanicae, in the ancient world the artes liberales constituted the subjects in which a free man should be educated. The early attempts of Sophists to define them were elaborated by Plato; they were systematized by Varro in the 1st century bce. In Late Antiquity, the list of seven and its division into the trivium (linguistic disciplines: grammar, rhetoric, dialectic) and quadrivium (mathematical disciplines: arithmetic, geometry, music, astronomy) became canonical. While Augustine of Hippo organized the artes liberales

Gottschalk of Orbais

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Author(s): Rieger, Reinhold
[German Version] (806/808 – 866/870, Haut-villers, France), entered the monastery in Fulda as the oblate of his noble family, became friends with Walahfrid Strabo in the Reichenau, and was, against his will, inducted as a monk by Rabanus Maurus, from which a synod in Mainz released him in 829. Nevertheless, he permitted himself as a monk from Orbais to be ordained to the priesthood. On his journey to Italy, his ¶ doctrine of double predestination caused a scandal so that Hrabanus had him condemned and expelled in 848 at a synod in Mainz. Following a renewed condemn…

Peter of Vienna (Petrus Wiensis)

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Author(s): Rieger, Reinhold
[German Version] (c. 1120/1130 – 1183, Zwettl [?]). In 1153 Peter, a disciple of Gilbert of Poitiers, engaged in an epistolary dispute with Gerhoch of Reichersberg. From 1158 to 1161 he was active as a magister in Vienna. Probably while still in France, he wrote the Zwettler Summa, the most important work on systematic theology of the Porretan school, in which he defended Gilbert’s distinction between the nature and the person of God. The work comprises four sections on the Trinity, the incarnation of God, and the sacraments. Peter had conta…

Michael Scot

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Author(s): Rieger, Reinhold
[German Version] (Scotus; before 1200, Scotland – c. 1235). Michael was present as a magister at the fourth Lateran Council in 1215. Around 1217 he was in Toledo translating works on natural history and philosophy from Arabic into Latin; he acquainted the West with Averroes. In 1220 he was teaching in Bologna. In 1225 he turned down an appointment as archbishop of Cashel in Ireland. He was active at the court of Frederick the Great as a translator and astrologer. The Latin reception of Aristotle, Avicenna, and Averroes was inspired by him. Besides his translations, he wrote the works: Liber i…

Dominicus Gundissalinus

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Author(s): Rieger, Reinhold
[German Version] (c. 1110 – after 1181). The archdeacon of Segovia was a member of the Toledo School of Translation and translated works by Alkindi (Kindī), Alfarabi (Fārābī), Avicebron (S. Ibn Gabirol), Avicenna, Alghazzali (Ġazzālī), and I. Israeli into Latin. His own writings are, for the most part, compilations of Arabic and Latin works. In his doctrine of the soul, De immortalitate animae, he addresses various proofs of immortality that are based on the inner essence of the soul, such as its activity and…

Peter Aureol

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Author(s): Rieger, Reinhold
[German Version] (Petrus Aureoli; c. 1280, Gourdon – Jan 10, 1322, Avignon). After becoming a Franciscan around 1300, Peter studied in Paris, possibly with J. Duns Scotus; in 1312 he was teaching in Paris, in 1314 in Toulouse, and from 1316 to 1318 in Paris. In 1318 he received his master’s degree in theology in Paris. In 1320 he became the Franciscan provincial in Aquitaine, and in 1321 archbishop of Aix. In 1311 his Tractatus de paupertate he dealt with the issue of Franciscan poverty (IV, 2). In 1312 he wrote a metaphysical Tractatus de principiis. In 1314 he defended the Immaculate Co…

Peter of Poitiers (Saint)

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Author(s): Rieger, Reinhold
[German Version] (c. 1130, Poitiers – Sep 3, 1205, Paris) studied at Paris before 1159 and was a student of Peter Lombard. In 1169 he succeeded Peter Comestor in the chair of theology. In 1193 he succeeded Hilduin as chancellor of Notre Dame. In his magnum opus, Sententiarum libri quinque, published before 1170, he applied the dialectical method to theology. His sermons have also survived. His theological methodology was criticized severely in 1180 by Walter of St. Victor, who attacked him along with Abelard as one the “four labyrinths of France.” Reinhold Rieger Bibliography Eds.: Allego…

Paschasius Radbertus (Saint)

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Author(s): Rieger, Reinhold
[German Version] (c. 790 – c. 859 Corbie), abbot of Corbie from 843/844 to 851 and had a part in the founding of Corvey Abbey; he was a vigorous opponent of Ratramnus. In De partu virginis (c. 845), he defended the virginity of Mary at the birth of Jesus (Virgin birth), but he had reservations concerning liturgical celebration of Mary’s bodily assumption into heaven (Mary, Assumption of). In De corpore et sanguine Domini he supported the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist, the identity of the eucharistic body of Christ with his historical body. His methodology…

Buridan, Jean

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Author(s): Rieger, Reinhold
[German Version] (c. 1300–1359/1360). As teacher of the artes liberales , Buridan became rector of the University of Paris (II) in 1328 and 1340. Despite his nominalism imbued with Occamism (William of Occam), he partially distanced himself from radical Occamist doctrines, such as the doctrine …

Roscelin (Roscellin) of Compiègne

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Author(s): Rieger, Reinhold
[German Version] (c. 1050 Compiègne – 1120/1125) studied at Soissons and Reims; among the places he taught was Loches, where Abelard studied with him. His application of dialectics and semantics to theology made his teaching regarding the Trinity as a unity of the divine essence in three persons appear as tritheism, although his aim was to avoid Sabellianism and Arianism. He was forced to recant at a synod in Soissons (1090/1093). His critics, including Abelard in his Theologia summi boni, did not understand his concerns but objected that his writings did not use concepts …

Universals Controversy in the Middle Ages

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Author(s): Rieger, Reinhold
[German Version] I. The Philosophical Problem The universals controversy concerns the nature of the general and its relationship to the particular (General/Particular). The fundamental ontological assumption that the world consists of objects with attributes is reflected in the subject-predicate structure of declarative sentences, based on the logical relationship of singular to general terms, elements to sets, individuals to general concepts. Can this logical and ontological dualism, governed by the …

Berengar of Tours

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Author(s): Rieger, Reinhold
[German Version] (c. 1000, Tours – Jan 6, 1088, St. Côme near Tours) studied with Fulbert in Chartres, and became the head and chancellor of the school of Tours, where he taught the Trivium ( Artes liberales ). He advised the count of Anjou and was archdeacon of Angers. His eucharistic doctrine, over which he became embroiled in a fierce dispute with Lanfranc of Pavia, was condemned in 1050 at synods in Rome and Vercelli…

Nicholas of Autrecourt

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Author(s): Rieger, Reinhold
[German Version] (1298/1299, Autrécourt – Jun 17, 1369, Metz). After studying law in Orleans (?) and theology in Paris, in 1335/1336 he received his first degree in theology and in 1339/1340 his licentiate. In 1340 he was appointed dean of the cathedral chapter of Metz. In 1340 Benedict XII summoned him to Avignon to stand trial for false teaching; in 1346 he was finally condemned by Pope Clement VI and had to recant. In his writings and correspondence (e.g. with the Franciscan Bernard of Arezzo),…

Petrus

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Author(s): Rieger, Reinhold
[English Version] von Bruis (gest. um 1133 bei der Abtei St.Gilles-les-Boucheries). P. war zunächst Priester in den franz. Alpen, wurde aber 1119 amtsenthoben. Als kirchenkrit. Wanderprediger in Südfrankreich lehnte er die Kindertaufe ab, nahm Wiedertaufen Erwachsener vor, leugnete die Realpräsenz Christi im Abendmahl, lehnte die Messe ab ebenso wie Kreuzesverehrung und Kirchenbau. Autorität billigte er nur den Evv. zu, nicht anderen bibl. Schriften oder gar den Kirchenvätern. Bei einer Verbrennung…

Petrus Aureoli

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Author(s): Rieger, Reinhold
[English Version] (um 1280 Gourdon – 10.1.1322 Avignon). Um 1300 Franziskaner geworden, studierte P. in Paris vielleicht bei J. Duns Scotus, lehrte 1312 in Bologna, 1314 in Toulouse, 1316–1318 in Paris. 1318 wurde er Magister der Theol. in Paris, 1320 Provinzial des Ordens in Aquitanien, 1321 Erzbf. von Aix. In seinem »Tractatus de paupertate« nahm er 1311 Stellung zum Armutsstreit der Franziskaner (Armut: IV.,2.). 1312 schrieb er einen metaphysischen »Tractatus de principiis«. 1314 verteidigte er…

Bernardus Silvestris

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Author(s): Rieger, Reinhold
[German Version] The poet and natural philosopher Bernardus was a native of Tours, worked there as a teacher (e.g. of Matthaeus de Vendôme), and died probably after 1159. He presumably wrote a commentary on Aeneis I–VI and on Martianus Capella. His thinking reveals the early influence of the Arab transmission of Aristotelianism (Aristotle, Reception History), but remains determined by the Platonism of Chartres (Thierry). His main opus, the Cosmographia (1145/1153), is based on Plato's Timaios, as well as on Calcidius, Asclepius, Macro…

Eriugena, John Scotus

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Author(s): Rieger, Reinhold
[German Version] (c. 810, Ireland – c. 880, West Franconia), philosopher. This teacher of the artes liberales taught at the court or cathedral school of Charles the Bald in Laon. He wrote a commentary on Martianus Capella's De nuptiis Mercurii et Philologiae, which he used as a textbook on the artes liberales. For him, logic was the formal foundation of all the six other liberal arts. Eriguena prepared the first useful translation of the Corpus Dionysiacum (Dionysius Areopagita), to which he added a commentary. In his testimonial requested to de…

Fulbert of Chartres, Saint

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Author(s): Rieger, Reinhold
[German Version] (c. 960/970 – Apr 10, 1028, Chartres), was a student of Gerbert of Aurillac in Reims; he became chancellor in 1004 and bishop of Chartres in 1006, where he built the Romanic Cathedral. Influenced by Neoplatonism and Ps.-Dionysius Areopagita (Pseudo-Dionysius), he valued dialectics as a scientific method, but warned against overvaluing it in theology. Regarding the doctrine of the Eucharist (Communion: II, 2; III), he argued in support of transsubstantiation and real presence (in c…

Albertus Magnus

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Author(s): Rieger, Reinhold
[German Version] (Albertus Alemanus, Colonien- sis, Teutonicus, de Lauing; c. 1200, Lauingen – Nov 15, 1280, Cologne) was from a knightly family (not from Bollstadt). After studies in Padua, where Jordan of Saxony induced him to enter the Dominican Order in 1223, he spent his novitiate in theological studies in Cologne, took his vows in 1224, and was ordained …

Richard

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Author(s): Rieger, Reinhold
[English Version] von Mediavilla (Middleton; genannt: Dr. solidus; ca.1249 – ca. 1308). R. wurde zw. 1278 und 1284 Bacc. theol., 1284/85 M.theol. Bis 1286/87 war er Provinzial der Franziskaner in Frankreich und lehrte Theol. in Paris. 1283 war er an der Verurteilung des Petrus Johannis Olivi beteiligt. 1286–1297 war R. Erzieher des Sohnes Karls II. von Neapel. In Anlehnung an Bonaventura kritisierte er z.T. Thomas von Aquin und die Averroisten (Averroes). Er hielt die Theol. für eine praktische Wiss., die auch spekulative Züge habe. Die Philos. sei ihr untergeordnet. Reinhold Rie…

Reihing

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Author(s): Rieger, Reinhold
[English Version] Reihing, Jacob (6.1.1579 Augsburg – 5.5.1628 Tübingen). Der aus einer Patrizierfamilie stammende R. besuchte die Jesuitenschule in Augsburg, studierte ab 1594 in Ingolstadt Philos., ab 1602 Theol. 1597 trat er dem Jesuitenorden in Landsberg am Lech bei und wurde 1604 zum Priester geweiht. Ab 1606 wirkte er als Kontroverstheologe am Jesuitenkolleg in München und wurde 1608 Philosophieprof. in Ingolstadt. Nach der Promotion in Theol. 1613 wurde er Hofprediger des Pfalzgrafen Wolfgan…

Stephan Langton

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Author(s): Rieger, Reinhold
[English Version] (1155, 1165 Langton, Lincolnshire – 9.7.1228 Slindon, Sussex), Studium in Paris seit ca.1170, 1180; vielleicht Kanoniker an Notre Dame. S. war 1206 Kardinalpresbyter in Rom und wurde 1207 zum Erzbf. von Canterbury gewählt, aber gegen den Willen des Königs Johann Ohneland. Exil in Pontigny bei Auxerre bis 1213. In England vermittelte er zw. dem König und den Baronen (Magna Carta). Amtsenthebung durch Innozenz III. Teilnahme am IV. Laterankonzil 1215. Rückkehr nach England 1218. S.…

Wilhelm

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Author(s): Rieger, Reinhold
[English Version] von Auvergne (um 1180 Aurillac – 30.3.1249 Paris). Studium in Paris, dort 1225 Magister der Theol., Kanoniker von Notre Dame, 1228 Priester und Bf. von Paris. Er verschaffte 1229 Roland von Cremona als erstem Dominikaner einen Lehrstuhl in Paris, und mit dem Eintritt Alexanders von Hales in den Franziskanerorden 1236 bekam dieser seinen ersten Lehrstuhl an derselben Universität. In seiner Theol. reagierte W. in augustinischer Tradition krit. auf den zunehmenden, arab. vermittelten…

Nikolaus

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Author(s): Rieger, Reinhold
[English Version] von Autre´court (1298/99 Autre´court – 17.6.1369 Metz), Studium der Rechte in Orleans (?) und der Theol. in Paris, 1335/36 Sententiar, 1339/40 Lizentiat der Theol., 1350 Dekan des Domkapitels in Metz. Dem durch Benedikt XII. gegen N. 1340 eröffneten Prozeß folgte 1346 die Verurteilung durch Papst Clemens VI. in Avignon, wo N. seine Lehren widerrufen mußte. In seinen Schriften und Briefen, u.a. an den Franziskaner Bernhard von Arezzo, bezeichnete er die innere und äußere Erfahrung …

Simon

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Author(s): Rieger, Reinhold
[English Version] Simon,  Richard (13.5.1638 Dieppe – 11.4.1712 ebd.), studierte am Oratorianerkolleg in Dieppe und 1657 am Jesuitenkolleg in Rouen. 1670 wurde er Priester des Oratoriums. Sein Werk »Histoire critique du Vieux Testament« (1678) wurde auf Betreiben von J.B. Bossuet konfisziert, erfuhr aber ab 1680 in Amsterdam und Rotterdam Neuausg. Darin versuchte er, den Angriffen B.de  Spinozas auf die Autorität des AT mit dem Prinzip des gesch. Wachstums der Bibel in Redaktion, Transformation und…

Universalienstreit des Mittelalters

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Author(s): Rieger, Reinhold
[English Version] I. Die philosophische Problemstellung Im Universalienstreit geht es um das Wesen des Allgemeinen und sein Verhältnis zum Einzelnen (Allgemeines/Einzelnes). Die ontologische Grundannahme, die Welt bestehe aus Gegenständen mit Eigenschaften, spiegelt sich in der sprachlichen Subjekt-Prädikat-Struktur der Aussagesätze, der das logische Verhältnis von singulärem und generellem Terminus, von Element und Menge, von Individuum und Allgemeinbegriff zugrundeliegt. Kann dieser logisch-ontolog…

Siger

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Author(s): Rieger, Reinhold
[English Version] von Brabant (ca.1240 – ca.1284 Orvieto), Säkularkanoniker in Lüttich, M.A. in Paris. Seine an Aristoteles orientierte Philos. geriet in den Verdacht der Häresie und erfuhr Angriffe von Bonaventura, Thomas von Aquin u.a. Am 10.12.1270 verurteilte der Pariser Bf. Stephan Tempier seine Lehre. Am 23.11.1276 vor ein Inquisitionsgericht zitiert, floh er aus Paris. Tempier verurteilte am 7.3.1277 erneut S. unterstellte Thesen. Die ihm nachgesagte Lehre von der doppelten Wahrheit in Philo…

Petrus

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Author(s): Rieger, Reinhold
[English Version] von Wien (um 1120/30 – 1183 Zwettl [?]). Der Schüler Gilbert Porretas setzte sich 1153 brieflich mit Gerhoch von Reichersberg auseinander. 1158–1161 war er Magister in Wien. Er vf. wahrscheinlich noch in Frankreich die »Zwettler Summe«, das wichtigste syst.-theol. Werk der Porretaner Schule, in dem er Gilberts Unterscheidung von Natur und Person in Gott verteidigte. Das Werk enthält vier Teile über die Trinität, die Menschwerdung Gottes und die Sakramente. Bes. durch Hugo von Honau hatte P. Kontakte zu Konstantinopel. Reinhold Rieger Bibliography Briefe: Schol…

Wilhelm

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Author(s): Rieger, Reinhold
[English Version] von Auxerre (um 1150 Auxerre [?] – 1231 Rom), Archidiakon von Beauvais. 1229–1231 war er in den Streit zw. der Universität Paris und dem franz. König verwickelt und vollzog die Bulle Gregors IX. »Parens scientiarum« vom 13.4.1231 zur Bestätigung und Erweiterung der Rechte der Universität. Die Korrektur der aristotelischen naturwiss. Schriften durch eine päpstl. Kommission, in die W. berufen wurde, blieb ohne Ergebnis. Sein Hauptwerk, die »Summa aurea« (1215/1229), wurde zum Lehrbu…

Nikolaus

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Author(s): Rieger, Reinhold
[English Version] von Amiens (1147 – nach 1203). Der Schüler des Alanus ab Insulis (von Lille) und Gilbert Porreta vf. die apologetische »Ars fidei catholicae«, in der er nach dem Vorbild von Euklids Geometrie und angeleitet durch die »Zweite Analytik« des Aristoteles unter Verzicht auf Autoritäten die theol. Glaubenssätze aus grundlegenderen nichttheol. Sätzen, die den Charakter von Definitionen, Postulaten und Axiomen haben, abzuleiten versuchte. Damit sollte die Wissenschaftlichkeit der Theol. g…

Raimund

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Author(s): Rieger, Reinhold
[English Version] von Sabunde (Sebundus, Ramon Sibiuda; gest.29.4.1436 Toulouse). Lehrte Philos., Medizin und Theol. in Toulouse; war dort auch Rektor der Universität. In seinem Hauptwerk »Scientia libri creaturarum« (1434/35; als »Theologia naturalis« überliefert) entwickelt er in franziskanischer Tradition eine an Augustin und Anselm von Canterbury orientierte, von der Erfahrung ausgehende natürliche Theol. Da der Mensch im Mittelpunkt der Schöpfung stehe, sei die Selbsterkenntnis der Schlüssel d…

Trutvetter

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Author(s): Rieger, Reinhold
[English Version] Trutvetter, Jodocus (geb. in Eisenach – 9.5.1519 Erfurt). Als M.A. (1484) war T. in Erfurt 1501–1505 Lehrer Luthers, bevor dieser sein Theologiestudium begann. T. war Kanoniker am Erfurter St. Severinstift. 1501 Rektor der Universität Erfurt. 1504 Dr. der Theol. 1507 wurde er Prof. in Wittenberg und Archidiakon am Allerheiligenstift. Er war 1507/08 Rektor der Universität Wittenberg und von 1508–1510 Dekan der theol. Fakultät. 1510 wechselte er wieder nach Erfurt, wo er Dekan von S…
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