Hugh of Saint Victor

Paperback | August 4, 2009

byPaul Rorem

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Born in Saxony in 1096, Hugh became an Augustinian monk and in 1115 moved to the monastery of Saint Victor, Paris, where he spent the remainder of his life, eventually becoming the head of the school there. His writings cover the whole range of arts and sacred science taught in his day. PaulRorem offers a basic introduction to Hugh's theology, through a comprehensive survey of his works. He argues that Hugh is best understood as a teacher of theology, and that his numerous and varied writings are best appreciated as a comprehensive pedagogical program of theological education andspiritual formation. Drawing his evidence not only from Hugh's own descriptions of his work but from the earliest manuscript traditions of his writings, Rorem organizes and presents his corpus within a tri-part framework. Upon a foundation of training in the liberal arts and history, a structure ofdoctrine is built up, which is finally adorned with moral formation. Within this scheme of organization, Rorem treats each of Hugh's major works (and many minor ones) in its appropriate place, orienting the reader briefly yet accurately to its contents, as well as its location in Hugh's overarchingprogram of theological pedagogy.

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Born in Saxony in 1096, Hugh became an Augustinian monk and in 1115 moved to the monastery of Saint Victor, Paris, where he spent the remainder of his life, eventually becoming the head of the school there. His writings cover the whole range of arts and sacred science taught in his day. PaulRorem offers a basic introduction to Hugh's t...

Paul E. Rorem, Princeton Theological Seminary's Benjamin B. Warfield Professor of Medieval Church History, is an ordained Lutheran minister and is the editor of Lutheran Quarterly and Lutheran Quarterly Books.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:August 4, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Brian Davies: ForewordPrefaceAbbreviationsPart I: Foundations1. Context2. Pedagogy3. Creation and HistoryPart II: The Framework of Doctrine4. Preface and Prologue5. De Sacramentis, Book One6. De Sacramentis, Book TwoPart III: The Spiritual Finale7. Tropological (Spiritual) Essays8. Ark Teatises9. The Final SoliloquyAppendix: Hugh and Dionysius; The Commentary on The Celestial HierarchyBibliographyIndex