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The Resource The Sentences, Peter Lombard ; translated by Giulio Silano

The Sentences, Peter Lombard ; translated by Giulio Silano

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The Sentences
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The Sentences
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Peter Lombard ; translated by Giulio Silano
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  • eng
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
The Four Books of Sentences (Libri Quattuor Sententiarum) is a book of theology written by Peter Lombard in the 12th century. It is a systematic compilation of theology, written around 1150; it derives its name from the sententiae or authoritative statements on biblical passages that it gathered together. The Book of Sentences had its precursor in the glosses (an explanation or interpretation of a text, such as, e.g. the Corpus Iuris Civilis or biblical) by the masters who lectured using Saint Jerome's Latin translation of the Bible (the Vulgate). A gloss might concern syntax or grammar, or it might be on some difficult point of doctrine. These glosses, however, were not continuous, rather being placed between the lines or in the margins of the biblical text itself. Lombard went a step further, collecting texts from various sources (such as Scripture, Augustine of Hippo, and other Church Fathers) and compiling them into one coherent whole. Lombard arranged his material from the Bible and the Church Fathers in four books, then subdivided this material further into chapters. Probably between 1223 and 1227, Alexander of Hales grouped the many chapters of the four books into a smaller number of "distinctions". In this form, the book was widely adopted as a theological textbook in the high and late Middle Ages (the 13th, 14th, and 15th centuries). A commentary on the Sentences was required of every master of theology, and was part of the examination system. At the end of lectures on Lombard's work, a student could apply for bachelor status within the theology faculty. The importance of the Sentences to medieval theology and philosophy lies to a significant extent in the overall framework they provide to theological and philosophical discussion. All the great scholastic thinkers, such as Aquinas, Ockham, Bonaventure, and Scotus, wrote commentaries on the Sentences. But these works were not exactly commentaries, for the Sentences was really a compilation of sources, and Peter Lombard left many questions open, giving later scholars an opportunity to provide their own answers. - Wikipedia
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contains biographical information
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NLC
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approximately 1100-1160
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Peter Lombard
Index
index present
Language note
Translation of: Sententiae in IV libris distinctae
LC call number
B765.P33
LC item number
S46 2007
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1955-
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  • Silano, Giulio
  • Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies
Series statement
  • Mediaeval sources in translation,
  • Saint Michael's College mediaeval translations
Series volume
42-43, 45, 48
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  • Jesus Christ
  • Jesus Christ
  • Catholic Church
  • Catholic Church
  • God
  • God
  • Trinity
  • Creation
  • Theology
  • Incarnation
  • Virtues
  • Creation
  • God
  • God
  • Incarnation
  • Theology
  • Theology, Doctrinal
  • Trinity
  • Virtues
  • Scholastik
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The Sentences, Peter Lombard ; translated by Giulio Silano
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
bk. 1. The mystery of the Trinity -- bk. 2. On creation -- bk. 3. On the incarnation of the word -- bk. 4. On the doctrine of signs
Control code
77046097
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
4 volumes
Isbn
9780888442956
Lccn
2007390009
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)77046097
Label
The Sentences, Peter Lombard ; translated by Giulio Silano
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
bk. 1. The mystery of the Trinity -- bk. 2. On creation -- bk. 3. On the incarnation of the word -- bk. 4. On the doctrine of signs
Control code
77046097
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
4 volumes
Isbn
9780888442956
Lccn
2007390009
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)77046097
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