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Evil in Dionysius the Areopagite, Alexander of Hales and Thomas Aquinas

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This paper examines Alexander of Hales’ use and reconciliation of apparently dissonant quotations from Dionysius on two related questions, the knowability of God and the origin of evil. Noting that Alexander, as a junior colleague of Robert Grosseteste, was one of the first to make extensive use of Dionysius, it shows that he normally cites him in conjunction with Augustine and other Latin writers rather than according an independent authority to him. It is also argued that, although Alexande...

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HUMS
Department:
Theology Faculty
Sub department:
Theology and Religion Faculty
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Publisher:
De Gruyter
Host title:
Summa Halesiana: Sources and Context
Series:
Veröffentlichungen des Grabmann-Institutes zur Erforschung der mittelalterlichen Theologie und Philosophie
Volume:
65
Pages:
55–70
Place of publication:
Berlin
Publication date:
2020-05-05
Acceptance date:
2019-10-31
Event title:
Alexander of Hales, Summa Halensis
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ISSN:
0580-2091
EISBN:
978-3-11-068510-7
ISBN:
978-3-11-068492-6
Language:
English
Pubs id:
1085170
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pubs:1085170
Deposit date:
2020-02-05

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