by Walter Burleigh, edited by Phiotheus Boehner
This edition of a masterpiece of genuine scholastic Logic was published in 1955. It contains the critical editions of two 13th century manuscripts written by the Englishman Magister Walter Burleigh containing his systemic work on Logic. Burleigh was a Friar Minor and medieval philosopher, b. in 1275 and d. in 1337. He was preceptor to Edward, Prince of Wales, who afterward ascended the throne as Edward III in 1327. At Oxford he was the school-fellow of William of Occam, both being disciples of Duns Scotus. He taught at Paris for some time and was known as the Plain and Perspicuous Doctor (Doctor planus et perspicuus). Burleigh figured prominently in the dispute concerning the nature of universals.
by Henry of Ghent
Reprint of the 1520 Edition
by Henry of Ghent
Reprint of the 1520 Edition
by Juniper P. Carol, OFM
edited by George Marcil, OFM
The effort to disassociate the Mother of Christ from the tragedy of Eden has root in the earliest tradition of Christianity. Yet the extent of that disassociation has caused much discussion among scholars. The theological debate was partially settled by the dogmatic pronouncement embodied in the Bull Ineffabilis Deus of 1854. Still some disputed aspects of the doctrine concerning Mary's Immaculate Conception were untouched by papal definition, thus leaving the matter open to further discussion by theologians. One of these disputed aspects concerns the so-called debitum peccati in Our Lady. The object of this work is to study the genesis of the spirited debate between deitists and anti-dietists regarding the Immaculate Conception.
by Geoffrey G. Bridges, OFM
Petrus Thomae taught and wrote in the first half of the fourteenth century. He belonged to the first group of Formalists, as the proponents of the formal distinction immediately after Scotus were called. Apparently, he was an outstanding light, even though at present he is so little known. The study in this book is presented in three major parts. Part I investigates Peter's teaching on the nature and kinds of identity. Part II takes up the nature and kinds of distinction. Part III concludes with a study of the distinction of the categories. Because the Spanish Franciscan Friar Petrus Thomae (died about 1350) was an immediate disciple of John Duns Scotus, it is natural that his doctrine reflects the teaching of the master and contributes to its better understanding. The important place which the formal distinction occupies in the system of Scotus is well known. Petrus Thomae composed an extensive work entitled De Formalitatibus, in which he explains and defends this much-criticized Scotistic position.
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John de la Rochelle – Eleven Marian Sermons
This volume contains John de la Rochelle’s Marian sermons which contain specific treatment of Marian doctrine and includes four sermons on the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, four sermons on the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, one sermon on the Annunciation, one on the Purification and one on the Nativity of the Lord.
Adam de Wodeham († 1358), a Franciscan philosopher and theologian, was the most brilliant disciple of William of Ockham († 1347), and a competent and reliable interpreter of the teaching of his master. The publication of his previously unedited work is a sequel and complement to the edition of William of Ockham’s Opera Philosophica et Theologica.
In the prologue Wodeham questions what evidence is accessible to us in the present life. The first three questions of Distinction 1 deal with the nature of science generally, and specifically with theology as a science.
Only after a significant discussion concerning these questions does Wodeham proceed to fruition and beatific vision, the subjects with which most authors begin Distinction 1. From the end of volume I, through the Distinctiones in volumes II and III, Wodeham follows the order of Peter Lombard’s Sentences.
This set includes:
Prologus et distinctio 1
edited by Rega Wood.
edited by (†) Gedeon Gál, OFM.
edited by Rega Wood.
Each volume $75.00; special price for three-volume set = $169.95
Edited by Girard Etzkorn
The work compiled by Marcus of Orvieto is titled Liber de Moralitatibus. It falls into the category of exempla literature, in this case, a sourcebook for preachers. Marcus follows a strategy of giving physical descriptions of an item followed by its spiritual significance bolstered by scripture quotes and examples. Marcus uses the
work of his Confrere Bartholomew of England’s De proprietatibus rerum and fills his text with simple comparisons, analogies and similes intended to help the preacher’s audience remember the spiritual meaning to be found in the world around them.
Marcus of Orvieto is firmly fixed in the tradition of Bonaventure, for whom wisdom was eminently superior to knowledge, citing him frequently, particularly from the Legenda maior, and also from the Commentary on Luke. In the Middle Ages, sermons constituted important cultural events in the daily and weekly lives of what was in Western Europe a largely Christian population. Thus, by providing a “handbook” for preachers, Marcus
provided a valuable service to the cultural milieu of his time. Edited by Girard J. Etzkorn
2005: 525 p.
Hc 978-1-57659-135-2 $75.00
2005: 498 p.
Hc 978-1-57659-136-9 $75.00
2005: 395 p.
Hc 978-1-57659-137-6 $75.00
edited by Steven J. McMichael and Susan E. Myers
This volume deals with friars, especially the Franciscans and Dominicans, in their writing and preaching about Jews and Judaism in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
2004: 316 p.
edited by Gedeon Gal, OFM, and David Flood, OFM
A well-documented history of the poverty controversy as told by Nicolaus Minorita, this volume is a “source book” which offers scholars a large collection of fundamental and authentic documents as well as a history of the events surrounding the controversy during the papacy of John XXII. Latin documentation.
by Paul of Pergula
edited by Sr. Mary Anthomy Brown, OSF, PhD
The Logica should be regarded, not as an innovation, but rather as a mosaic of the treasury of logic known at the time. The contents, expressions, generalizations, diction and phrasing are all particular to the period and special to the rigid form of expression employed in texts concerning logic.
The theory of reference, sometimes called supposition, is an explanation of the ways in which words refer to objects in function of certain linguisitc signs. Paul of Venice maintains a threefold division: Material Reference, Simple Reference, and Personal Reference, all of which are identified.
Edited by Eligius M. Buytaert, OFM
Peter Aureoli, a Franciscan Friar from Aquitania, lectured on the Sentences of Peter Lombard both in Toulouse and Paris, was elected Provincial of Aquitania and consecrated Bishop of Aix by John XXII. The Scriptum is a monumental work, which the author dedicated to his friend and protector John XXII. The present edition is based on the copy written for the Pope.
1956: 1053 p. (Sold As Is)
Translated and Edited by David Flood, OFM
Peter Olivi studies history through scripture, insisting that the full course of history can be read in the revelation of the book. Latin Text with English Notes.
Translated and Edited by David Flood, OFM
Peter Olivi sets out to study the beginnings and the progress (exitus et processus) of the early church in his commentary on the Acts of the Apostles. He adds that, just as the Book of Kings and the Chronicles help us understand the prophets, so does the book of Acts help us understand Paul’s epistles and the “canonical” letters. In accord with his biblical theology, Peter Olivi gave more attention to the historical books of the Bible than did the other scholastics. The result is his commentary on Pentecost, the church of Antioch, the council of Jerusalem and Paul’s visit to Athens and trip to Rome. Latin text.
Translation by David Flood, OFM and Gedeon Gal, OFM
Peter Olivi read scripture to discover what God was doing in history. It was then possible to say what Franciscans should be doing. We see Peter Olivi at work on Scripture in the writings edited in this book. The book contains editions of Olivi’s principia on the study of Scripture and his commentaries on Isaiah and I Corinthians. With English summaries.
Translation, Introduction and Notes by Robert J. Karris, O.F.M. Publication date: August 2011
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Peter of John Olivi – Commentary on Gospel of Mark:
Robert J. Karris, O.F.M., presents for the first time in English a translation of Peter of John Olivi’s brief treatment on the Gospel of Mark. Olivi (1248-1298), a Provencal Franciscan, wrote this commentary on Mark following longer commentaries on the gospels of John and Matthew which provided background to his commentary on Mark. Karris’s introduction and commentary are valuable to understanding Olivi’s work on Scripture as Karris invites the reader to observe Olivi in his thirteenth classroom. Karris provides a close and successful look at the exegetical work of an outstanding Scripture scholar of the Middle Ages.
by Robert J. Karris, OFM
Olivi’s commentaries stem mainly from his teaching of Franciscan students in their study houses (studia). Unfortunately only his Commentary on Mark’s Gospel has appeared in English translation. Peter of John Olivi’s Commentary on Luke is largely focused on its literal sense although his insights are often non-traditional and penetrating. Through this small book, he is presented as a Franciscan biblical interpreter not only to the Franciscan Family, but also to the world at large
by Robert J. Karris
In the Middle Ages few authors produced commentaries on The Acts of the Apostles. Peter of John Olivi (1248-1298) authored an excellent exposition, basing himself on the previous work of Venerable Bede (672-735), Rabanus Maurus (780-856), and the Ordinary Gloss. His was a commentary mainly on the literal sense. From time to time he expounds on an allegorical meaning. His commentary stems from his lectures to Franciscan students and may date to ca. 1290.
Those who are acquainted with the previous three volumes in The Franciscan Masters of Scripture series will note that the translations from Peter of John Olivi’s Commentary on Acts are longer. There are two reasons for this. The Acts of the Apostles is composed largely of narrative and speeches, and it takes a commentator some time to explain how the narrative and speeches/sermons flow and to delve into nutty problems.
The Roman Catholic Lectionary for Sundays and Weekdays was the primary influence in the selection of the thirty days of texts from The Acts of the Apostles. In creating his Reflections, Karris has rarely commented on Peter of John Olivi’s exposition. Rather his goal was to focus the readers’ attention on the flow of Luke’s narrative and how his theological themes develop and intertwine.
Lord Jesus, open our eyes, our minds, our hearts through the words of Luke, to see, acknowledge, and love you as the first apostles did.