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The term Synderesis and its transformations: a conceptual history of Synderesis, ca. 1150-1450

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This dissertation explores the development of the concept of synderesis between 1150 and 1450. In medieval moral psychology, synderesis referred to the innate capacity of the mind to know the first principles of natural law, or, alternatively, the will to follow these principles. But it was also interpreted as a mystical power of the soul, capable of uniting it to God. synderesis also appears in Late Medieval vernacular literature, as a character in moralising te...

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History Faculty
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Zamore, G
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University of Oxford
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