By Isabel Iribarren, Martin Lenz

ISBN-10: 0754658031

ISBN-13: 9780754658030

The character and houses of angels occupied a well-known position in medieval philosophical inquiry. Creatures of 2 worlds, angels supplied perfect floor for exploring the character of God and his construction, being perceived as 'models' in accordance with which an entire variety of questions have been outlined, from cosmological order, move, and position, to individuation, cognition, volition, and modes of language.This choice of essays is an important scholarly contribution to angelology, targeted at the functionality and importance of angels in medieval hypothesis and its historical past. The unifying subject is that of the position of angels in philosophical inquiry, the place every one contribution represents a case research during which the angelic version is visible to encourage advancements in particular components and sessions of medieval philosophical inspiration.

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42–9 (structure trinitaire de la MENS) with further references. 13 Collationes in Hexaemeron, in S. Bonaventurae … Opera omnia (Quaracchi : Collegium S. Bonaventurae, 1891), vol. 5. Also S. Bonaventurae Collationes in Hexameron et Bonaventuriana quaedam selecta, ed. F. Delorme, Bibliotheca Franciscana Scholastica Medii Aevi, 8 (Quaracchi: Collegium S. Bonaventurae, 1934). Cf. -G. Bougerol, ‘Saint Bonaventure et la hiérarchie dionysienne’, Archives d’histoire doctrinale et littéraire du Moyen Age, 36 (1969): 131–67.

I-II, Visio IV, ed. F. Delorme, Bibliotheca Franciscana scholastica Medii Aevi, 8 (Quaracchi: Collegium S. Bonaventurae, 1934), pp. 224–48. Collationes in Hexaemeron, XX-XXI, Opera omnia (10 vols, Quaracchi: Collegium S. Bonaventurae, 1882–1902), vol. 5, pp. 425–36. g. St Francis; corresponding to Seraphim) - per modum speculatorium (Preachers and Minors; corresponding to Cherubim) - per modum supplicatorium (Cistercians, Premonstratensians; corresponding to Thrones) Bishops HIERARCHIES IN THE WRITINGS - as he is in himself: Patriarchal (stability of faith; corresponding to Thrones) Three ordines fundamentales corresponding to the Father Virtues Ascensus: distinctions in the Church militant secundum rationes ascensuum et graduum ecclesiasticorum Priests Ministers (the first six clerical orders) 25 Archangels 1 Three ordines consummativi corresponding to the Spirit - as he is in the Son: Magistrates (masters who teach law, theology, philosophy or any good art which promotes the Church)1 - as he is in himself: Regulars (religious)1 Exorcists (who chase away demons) Purifying grades Lectors (who dispel ignorance) Doorkeepers (who exclude the unclean or used to do so in the early Church) Sacred Princes The order of laity, corresponding to the Father, engendering but not engendered Sacred Consuls Sacred People In Sermo I Contemplatives replace Magistrates and Actives replace Contemplatives in the orders secundum rationem processus.

5 is about the ecclesiastical hierarchy which is symbolized by the moon which is lit in varying degrees by the sun. Column 2 shows the procession or descent or egress of the Trinity through the angelic hierarchy to the church. This has a historical basis. The orders in the church have evolved. First were laid the foundations which correspond to God the Father: these are the patriarchs, the prophets and the apostles. Then came the promoters of the church who correspond to God the Son: these are the martyrs, confessors and virgins.

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