Author: William (of Saint-Thierry, Abbot of Saint-Thierry)Publish On: 1974
"Based on the reading of the only twelfth-century manuscript of the Enigma extant, Charleville MS. 114, and an examination of the fifteenth-century manuscript Uppsala C. 79.
Author: William (of Saint-Thierry, Abbot of Saint-Thierry)
Publisher: Burns & Oates
"Based on the reading of the only twelfth-century manuscript of the Enigma extant, Charleville MS. 114, and an examination of the fifteenth-century manuscript Uppsala C. 79." Revision of the editor's thesis, Catholic University of America, 1971, presented under title: The enigma fidei of William of Saint Thierry, a translation and commentary. Bibliography: p. 119-120.
I will mainly focus on The Enigma of Faith and The Mirror of Faith to outline his views on the relation between faith, reason and desire; and the Trinitarian foundation of these views. The Enigma of Faith is deeply indebted to ...
Author: Rik van Nieuwenhove
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book is essential reading for anyone interested in medieval thought, be they students of theology, philosophy or literature.
It is in William's The Mirror of Faith and its companion volume, The Enigma of Faith, that William most fully expounds his trinitarian theology. Other writings, such as the Exposition on the Song of Songs and the Golden Epistle, ...
Author: Anne Hunt
Publisher: Liturgical Press
Though trinitarian theology has enjoyed a resurgence of interest in the last few years, there is a lamentable lacuna in much of this study, a gap between intellectual rigor and concrete experience. While the contributions of Augustine of Hippo and Thomas Aquinas are important to any foundational study of the Trinity, a strictly philosophical and scholastic approach has proved to be both contentious and problematic. As a result, many are left wanting for more meaningful expressions of this profound mystery. Anne Hunt fills this lacuna and offers a fresh avenue of reflection. She explores the distinctly trinitarian insights of a number of Christian mystics 'Hildegard of Bingen and Meister Eckhart, Bonaventure and Elizabeth of the Trinity, Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross, William of St. Thierry and Julian of Norwich. Readers will find that the mystery of the divine life and love that was so tangibly given and so palpably experienced by these mystics is now offered to us through them. Anne Hunt is faculty dean of theology and philosophy at Australian Catholic University. She is currently vice president of the Australian Catholic Theological Association. She is author of Trinity: Nexus of the Mysteries of Christian Faith, What Are They Saying About the Trinity? and The Trinity and the Paschal Mystery.
William of Saint Thierry left all things in his search for God.
Publisher: Cistercian Publications
William of Saint Thierry left al things in his search for God. He left his home in Liage (modern Belgium) to study in France. He left the schools to enter benedictine monastic life at Rheims. And late in his life he left the Benedictines to enter the more austere, recently founded cistercian abbey of Signy in the Ardennes forest. What he did not leave was his keen intellect and his vehement love of Truth.
What, then, of the mirror and the enigma of faith? William has a concept of natural faith, which is innate and different from unformed faith, which rests on rational argumentation. It is this belief that appears in several places ...
Author: Ayelet Even-Ezra
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Can ecstatic experiences be studied with the academic instruments of rational investigation? What kinds of religious illumination are experienced by academically minded people? And what is the specific nature of the knowledge of God that university theologians of the Middle Ages enjoyed compared with other modes of knowing God, such as rapture, prophecy, the beatific vision, or simple faith? Ecstasy in the Classroom explores the interface between academic theology and ecstatic experience in the first half of the thirteenth century, formative years in the history of the University of Paris, medieval Europe’s “fountain of knowledge.” It considers little-known texts by William of Auxerre, Philip the Chancellor, William of Auvergne, Alexander of Hales, and other theologians of this community, thus creating a group portrait of a scholarly discourse. It seeks to do three things. The first is to map and analyze the scholastic discourse about rapture and other modes of cognition in the first half of the thirteenth century. The second is to explicate the perception of the self that these modes imply: the possibility of transformation and the complex structure of the soul and its habits. The third is to read these discussions as a window on the predicaments of a newborn community of medieval professionals and thereby elucidate foundational tensions in the emergent academic culture and its social and cultural context. Juxtaposing scholastic questions with scenes of contemporary courtly romances and reading Aristotle’s Analytics alongside hagiographical anecdotes, Ecstasy in the Classroom challenges the often rigid historiographical boundaries between scholastic thought and its institutional and cultural context.
e Highest Truth is an enigma.22 As Paul says, “Now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall understand fully” (1 Cor 13:12-13).23 Above all, faith involves wondering about and searching with ...
Author: David M. McCarthy
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Love Volume 1, Number 2, June 2012 Edited by David Matzko McCarthy and Joshua P. Hochschild Love: A Thomistic Analysis Diane Fritz Cates Movements of Love: A Thomistic Perspective on Eros and Agape William C. Mattison III Love and Poverty: Dorothy Day's Twofold Diakonia Margaret R. Pfeil What's Love Got to Do With It? Situating a Theological Virtue in the Practice of Medicine Brian E. Volck Adoption and the Goods of Birth Holly Taylor Coolman Natural Law and the Language of Love Charles Pinchas and David Matzko McCarthy Review Essay: Love and Recent Developments in Moral Theology Bernard V. Brady
Henry expounds and defends Richard's teaching that some articles of faith have ,,necessary reasons“; ... Thus, the merely probable understanding we have of these supernatural truths under the enigma of faith is a provisional condition ...
Author: Jan A. Aertsen
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
The series MISCELLANEA MEDIAEVALIA was founded by Paul Wilpert in 1962 and since then has presented research from the Thomas Institute of the University of Cologne. The cornerstone of the series is provided by the proceedings of the biennial Cologne Medieval Studies Conferences, which were established over 50 years ago by Josef Koch, the founding director of the Institute. The interdisciplinary nature of these conferences is reflected in the proceedings. The MISCELLANEA MEDIAEVALIA gather together papers from all disciplines represented in Medieval Studies - medieval history, philosophy, theology, together with art and literature, all contribute to an overall perspective of the Middle Ages.
In his Enigma of Faith William is quite frank about the fact that the dogma of the Trinity is hard to understand. He writes that from the time of Jesus belief in one God was not a problem. According to him all were in agreement about ...
Author: A. Abulafia
Exploring deep into the history of the conflict between Christians and Jews from medieval to modern times, this wide-ranging volume - which includes newly uncovered material from the recently opened post-Soviet archives - seeks to bring positive understanding to controversial issues of inter-faith confrontation. Here, a number of eminent scholars from around the globe, come together to discuss openly and objectively the dynamics of Jewish creative response in the face of violence. Through the analysis of the histories of both the Christian and Jewish religious traditions, we are brought to an understanding of their relationship as a modern day phenomenon.
Author: Eugene Rathbone FairweatherPublish On: 1956-01-01
... immediate vision will eliminate faith , when " we shall see him as he is . ” This kind of knowledge is called “ face to face , ” about which the apostle 79 says : “ Now we see through a glass and in an enigma ; then face to face .
Author: Eugene Rathbone Fairweather
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
This is collection of Christian treatises written prior to the end of the sixteenth century.