Angels in Medieval Philosophical Inquiry: Their Function and Significance

Angels in Medieval Philosophical Inquiry: Their Function and Significance

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Overview

The nature and properties of angels occupied a prominent place in medieval philosophical inquiry. Creatures of two worlds, angels provided ideal ground for exploring the nature of God and his creation, being perceived as 'models' according to which a whole range of questions were defined, from cosmological order, movement and place, to individuation, cognition, volition, and modes of language. This collection of essays is a significant scholarly contribution to angelology, centred on the function and significance of angels in medieval speculation and its history. The unifying theme is that of the role of angels in philosophical inquiry, where each contribution represents a case study in which the angelic model is seen to motivate developments in specific areas and periods of medieval philosophical thought.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138251441
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/11/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Isabel Iribarren is Lecturer in Medieval History and Theology at Strasbourg University, France and Martin Lenz, is Research Associate at the Humboldt-University, Germany

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