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Abelard and Heloise : Great Medieval Thinkers - Constant J. Mews

Abelard and Heloise

Great Medieval Thinkers


Published: 3rd January 2005
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This is a brief, accessible introduction to the lives and though of two of the most controversial personalities of the Middle Ages. Their names are familiar, but it is their "star quality" argues Mews, that has prevented them from being seen clearly in the context of 12th-century thought--the task he has set himself in this book.

"Mews argues convincingly that Heloise was not merely an apt pupil but an intelletual peer who changed Abelard's thinking, particularly in ethics."--CHOICE "Mews shows that Heloise and Abelard's literary partnership went far beyond love letters.... Mews has done us a great service in examining Heloise not just as a lover but as a writer, liturgical collabortaor, and theological thinker in her own right."--Books&Culture "A beautifully detailed historical account of the two figures." --Speculum

Images of Abelard and Heloisep. 7
The early years : Roscelin of Compiegne and William of Champeauxp. 21
Challenging tradition : the Dialecticap. 43
Heloise and discussion about lovep. 58
Returning to Logicap. 81
The trinityp. 101
A Christian Theologiap. 123
Heloise and the paracletep. 145
Ethics, sin, and redemptionp. 174
Faith, sacraments, and charityp. 204
Accusations of heresyp. 226
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ISBN: 9780195156898
ISBN-10: 0195156897
Series: Great Medieval Thinkers
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 3rd January 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 14.0  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.37