William of Auvergne : De Trinitate : An Edition of the Latin Text


SWITALSKI, Bruno. (William of Auvergne). William of Auvergne : De Trinitate: An Edition of the Latin Text with an introduction by Bruno Switalski. To ronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, (1976). Pp. (6),[vii]-ix,(5),[1]-269,(1). 8vo, printed red card covers with black titles to front and spine. Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Studies and Texts, number 34. Text in Latin, save for Switalski's introduction. "William wrote theDe Trinitate about 1223 [prior to his becoming Bishop of Paris] as the fir st of seven treatises in his immense Magisterium Primum Sapientiale ac Divinale, and refers to it in all but three of his other treatises. William's purpose in writing the entier Magisterium Divinale was to refute impious errors and to convert unbelievers and heretics by rational argument. [...] Thefirst section [of De Trinitate], unusually well organized and exclusively philosophical, allows us to analyse William's metaphysics at the outset of his career. [...] The second section is more specifically 'trinitarian' in character, and its arguments may be divided into two main topics. The firstcentres around the three divine persons: William discusses their relations hips with one nother as well as with the divine essence, and examines theirvestiges found in creatures, particularly in the human soul. The second to pic is concerned with the divine notions, that is, paternity, filiation andspiration. [...] The third section is contained in the one long, final cha pter forty-four, which focuses on the ten predicaments and various modes ofspeaking in divine matters." - from the introduction (pp. 5-8). Light sunn ing to spiune and front cover, else very good. 38.00

Title: William of Auvergne : De Trinitate : An Edition of the Latin Text

Author Name: SWITALSKI, Bruno WILLIAM of Auvergne) Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Studies and Texts, 34

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Publisher: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto, 1976, ISBN:0888440340:

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Keywords: MEDIEVAL MEDIAEVAL THEOLOGY PHILOSOPHY LATIN SCHOLARLY RELIGION FRANCE FRENCH TRINITY,