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Author Lefler, Nathan, author.

Title Theologizing friendship : how Amicitia in the thought of Aelred and Aquinas inscribes the scholastic turn / Nathan Lefler ; with a foreword by Austin G. Murphy, OSB.

Published Cambridge, England : James Clarke & Co, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (193 pages)
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Front cover; Half Title; Title page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1: Differences between the More Experiential Approach of Monastic Theology and the More Conceptual Approach of Scholastic Theology; 2: The Theological Account of Friendship in Aelred of Rievaulx; 3: The Theological Account of Friendship in Thomas Aquinas; 4: Aelred and Thomas Compared: Analysis, Conclusions, Final Speculations; Selected Bibliography; Back cover.
Summary In Theologizing Friendship, Nathan Lefler revitalises Jean Leclercq's defence of monastic theology, while expanding and qualifying some of the central theses expounded in Leclercq's magisterial The Love of Learning and the Desire for God. His work contributes to a revised and updated status quaestionis concerning the relationship between classical monastic and scholastic theology, construed in more systematic and speculative terms than those of Leclercq and rendered here through the lens of friendship as a theological topos. In his novel proposal that within the monastic and scholastic milieux.
Other author Murphy, Austin G. (Gregory), 1974- author of introduction, etc.
JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Aelred, of Rievaulx, Saint, 1110-1167.
Catholic Church -- Doctrines -- History -- To 1500.
Friendship -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History of doctrines -- Middle Ages, 600-1500.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780227902912 (e-book)
0227902912 (e-book)