Updating Basket....

Sign In
0 Items

BASKET SUMMARY

There are currently no items added to the basket
Sign In
0 Items

BASKET SUMMARY

There are currently no items added to the basket

Theology of Hugh of St. Victor

An Interpretation

Theology of Hugh of St. Victor

An Interpretation

This item will be dispatched within 10 working days.

Hardback

£68.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521886253
Number of Pages: 258
Published: 15/04/2010
Width: 15.9 cm
Height: 23.4 cm
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.

Boyd Taylor Coolman (Boston College, Massachusetts)

Boyd Taylor Coolman is Assistant Professor of Theology at Boston College. He is the author of Knowing God by Experience (2004).

'... the book achieves a genuine traductio or handing-down of the theology of the Victorine master, inviting fresh engagements not only from historians but theologians and philosophers of many stripes.' The Expository Times 'If you are looking for a good, clear and attractive introduction to medieval thought, you could start with this book.' Theology

Friends Scheme

Our online book club offers discounts on hundreds of titles...