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By Isabel Iribarren, Martin Lenz

The character and houses of angels occupied a famous position in medieval philosophical inquiry. Creatures of 2 worlds, angels supplied perfect flooring for exploring the character of God and his production, being perceived as 'models' based on which an entire variety of questions have been outlined, from cosmological order, flow, and position, to individuation, cognition, volition, and modes of language.This selection of essays is an important scholarly contribution to angelology, targeted at the functionality and importance of angels in medieval hypothesis and its heritage. The unifying topic is that of the position of angels in philosophical inquiry, the place every one contribution represents a case research during which the angelic version is visible to encourage advancements in particular parts and sessions of medieval philosophical inspiration.

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Friars retaliated vigorously to clerics who denied them a place and a role in the ecclesiastical hierarchy. 11 Hierarchical ‘league tables’ multiplied, diversified and became contentious. I focus on one example alone, the presentations made by Bonaventure, a university master and from 1257 Minister General of the Franciscan order. Like William of Auvergne, Bonaventure applied the conception of hierarchy to the whole universe – to the divine Trinity, the planets, the individual human soul12 and much else, and, like William, he analyzed in fine detail the correspondences and resemblances between each and every hierarchy.

See also Isabel Iribarren’s contribution to the present volume. 7 Andrea A. Robiglio, ‘Breaking the Great Chain of Being. A note on the Paris condemnations of 1277, Thomas Aquinas and the proper subject of metaphysics’, Verbum. Analecta Neolatina (Budapest), 6 (2004): 51–9. Also essential in that respect is Ruedi Imbach, ‘Notule sur le commentaire du Liber de causis de Siger de Brabant et ses rapports avec Thomas d’Aquin’, Freiburger Zeitschrift für Philosophie und Theology, 43 (1996): 304–23. ), La condamnation parisienne de 1277 (Paris: J.

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