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This chapter examines the meaning of the term aperire (to open) in the schools of the twelfth century and within early scholastic thought. It argues for a shift from a traditional understanding of opening as a revelation received from God, towards a more technical definition of opening as applying dialectical logic to a text. The act of opening was employed polemically, both in debates between scholastic masters and to distinguish Christian from Jewish exegetical practices.
Title
What Was Open in/about Early Scholastic Thought?
Author(s)
Philippa Byrne
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This chapter examines the meaning of the term aperire (to open) in the schools of the twelfth century and within early scholastic thought. It argues for a shift from a traditional understanding of opening as a revelation received from God, towards a more technical definition of opening as applying dialectical logic to a text. The act of opening was employed polemically, both in debates between scholastic masters and to distinguish Christian from Jewish exegetical practices.
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Place
Berlin
Publisher
ICI Berlin Press
Date
April 19, 2022
Subject
scholasticism
exegesis
dialectic
disputation
Christianity
Judaism
Hugh of St Victor
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Language
en-GB
short title
Early Scholastic Thought
page start
45
page end
64
Source
Openness in Medieval Europe, ed. by Manuele Gragnolati and Almut Suerbaum, Cultural Inquiry, 23 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2022), pp. 45–64