By G. R. Evans
Alan of Lille was once a impressive determine within the moment half the 12th century as a theologian and as a poet and he has appeared as wealthy and person a author to trendy students as he did to his personal contemporaries. This research examines his paintings as an entire, in an try and set his recognized literary fulfillment within the context of his theological writings. He used to be in lots of methods a pioneer, an experimenter with a number of of the recent genres of his day, an innovator either as a instructor and as an writer. He used to be no longer an unique philosopher quite a bit as an eclectic, drawing on a variety of the assets to be had to his contemporaries. He exhibits us what should be performed by means of a lively-minded pupil with the assets of the day, in the colleges of past due twelfth-century France, to deliver theology alive and make it attention-grabbing and difficult to his readers.
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C) Glosatura super Cantica It is likely that Alan commented upon other books of the Bible. The Glosatura may have been put together by pupils from Alan's lectures. Textes, pp. 75-9. Prologue ed. Textes, pp. 77-9. (d) Expositio of the Pater Noster Written perhaps in the 1190s, at the same time as the Commentaries on the Apostles' Greed and the Quicumque. Textes, pp. 79. N. M. Haring, 'A Commentary on the Our Father by Alan of Lille', An. , xxx (1975), 149-7717 Introduction (e) Expositiones of the Nicene and Apostolic Creeds Textes, pp.
Ars illi non placet, imo, tropus. He denies that he is a man, barbarously, although he is made by Nature's skill; Art does not please him as much as artifice. This is a kind of logic which causes the laws of nature to perish: Hoc modo est logicus, per quern conversio simplex Artis, naturae jura perire facit. He is too fond of logic, through whom a simple conversion causes the rights of Nature to perish. 103 Thus the iambic measure does not keep pace with the dactylic foot of Venus, in which the long syllable impedes the short.
65-6. De Arte Catholicae Fidei (De Articulis;) Textes, pp. 68-9, and see my Appendix 1. 11 Impedimenta (a) De Fide Catholica: Contra Haereticos, Valdenses, Iudaeos et Paganos Written c. 1185-1200; the section against the Waldensians must have been written after their condemnation at the Council of Verona in 1184; cf. Bernard de Fontcaude, who wrote a Contra Waldenses between 1185 and H93Textes, pp. 156-62. MSS De Lage, pp. 176-7. 305-430. 16 Introduction CONSIDERED (a) De Virtutibus, de Vitiis, de Donis Spiritus Sancti This work was probably written about the same time as the Summa Quoniam Homines, and indeed Glorieux suggests it may be a fragment of the lost ending of the Summa, cf.
Alan of Lille: The Frontiers of Theology in the Later Twelfth Century by G. R. Evans