Robert Grosseteste was one of the most eminent and universal scholars of his time. At his death, in 1253, as Bishop of Lincoln, he left behind him a literary heritage, which contemporary scholarship is still trying to come fully to terms with. This volume offers a series of studies concerning aspects of Grosseteste’s thought on religious and metaphysical themes. Paying particular attention to questions of chronology and sources, the author aims to elicit his deeper presuppositions and to isolate certain of his intuitions that seem quite original. The articles include two unedited writings by Grosseteste, on the sun and on human nature, and place the accent not on the possible unity of his intellectual initiatives, but on their variety - concerning language and thought, the nature of light, the Ten Commandments and the Christian conscience, mystical union and the reasons for the incarnation.
Table of Contents
Contents: The Sun as res and signum: Grosseteste’s Commentary on Ecclesiasticus ch. 43, vv. 1-5; Robert Grosseteste and the reunion of the Church; Robert Grosseteste’s theory of human nature with the text of his conference Ecclesia Sancta celebrat; The absolute predestination of Christ in the theology of Robert Grosseteste; Der Breif des Robert Grosseteste an Magister Adam Rufus; Language, tongue and thought in the writings of Robert Grosseteste; The chronology of Robert Grosseteste’s Writings on nature and natural philosophy; Ein Paradigma der Lichtmetaphysik: Robert Grosseteste; Robert Grosseteste on the Ten Commandments; Index.