Philosophy and Theology in the Universities

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5 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Companion to the Medieval World
Number of pages17
StatePublished - Feb 25 2010


  • Aristotle's philosophy - characterized as a naturalism
  • Condemnation of 1277 - increasing unease in Christian intellectual circles over central role of Aristotle's philosophy
  • Efforts made by Islamic culture - in assimilating Greek heritage bearing copious fruit
  • Medieval universities, seeing the creation of systems of philosophical theology
  • Nominalist alternative
  • Philosophy and theology in the universities
  • Reactions to nominalism
  • Sacra pagina, "sacred page," as theology was called in twelfth century - aiming less at spiritual edification
  • Thirteenth-century scholasticism - The New Aristotle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities


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