I Francescani del tredicesimo secolo: Agostiniani o innovatori

Translated title of the contribution: Thirteenth-Century Franciscans: Augustinians or innovators?

Lydia Schumacher, Chiara Alba Mastrorilli (Translator)

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Since modern research on Medieval thought initially gathered momentum in the late nineteenth century, scholars have assumed that thirteenth-century Franciscans were relatively unoriginal thinkers who simply systematized the intellectual tradition of Augustine, which had prevailed for most of the earlier Middle Ages. This paper will challenge that reading of the early Franciscan school with reference to the theological context of early Franciscan thought and the unique features of the scholastic method that thinkers at this time employed. By these means, the paper will demonstrate that early Franciscan thinkers are the source of innovations that are often attributed to later members of the school-and even identified with the origins of modern thought.
Translated title of the contributionThirteenth-Century Franciscans: Augustinians or innovators?
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)627-638
JournalIl Santo
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Medieval philosophy
  • Medieval theology
  • Franciscan studies
  • Saint Bonaventure
  • Duns Scoto
  • Saint Francis of Assisi


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