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1987), Avicenna in Renaissance Italy: The Canon and Medical Teaching in Italian Universities after 1500, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Thijssen, J. M. M. H. (1998), Censure and Heresy at the University of Paris, 1200–1440, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. Van Steenberghen, F. (1946), Aristote en Occident: les origines de l’aristotelisme parisien, Louvain: Éditions de l’Institut Supérieur de Philosophie. htm 22 A Companion to Philosophy in the Middle Ages Edited by Jorge J.

Within the Catholic Church, the Jesuits and the other religious orders attempted to maintain the old, clerical idea of philosophy, enlisting Aquinas’s interpretation of Aristotle’s Metaphysics in the service of Catholic theology. In Protestant Germany, Melanchthon constructed a new Aristotelianism – without the Metaphysics – for the new schools which should serve Luther’s gospel. In France scholars concerned with constitutional reform searched for new ways to interpret legal doctrine. In Italy humanists turned to Aristotle’s moral philosophy, literary critics to the teachings of the Poetics, university professors to works either unknown or ignored in the Middle Ages, like the Problemata and the Mechanica and to the Greek commentators on natural philosophy.

The influence of the Fathers is also evident in the reformed Benedictine tradition, as is visible in the way William of St. Thierry in The Golden Epistle (1971, pp. 6–7) describes the influence of particular Fathers on his works. Regarding his commentary on the Song of Songs, he declares: “I have extracted also from the works of Saint Ambrose whatever he has to say on the Song of Songs, no slight work and one deserving of esteem. . ” 24    The Catholic Fathers facing grammatical and logical precision Early scholastic writers often simply quoted the Fathers to confirm the Church’s understanding of the chief truths of the Christian faith.

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