Concetto Martello, La dottrina dei teologi. Ragione e dialettica nei secoli XI-XII, CUECM, Catania 2005.

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Hammer concept, the doctrine of theologians. Reason and dialectic in the XI-XII centuries, CUECM, Catania 2005.

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] The work of Concetto Martello, fitting into the framework of a series of studies aimed at the historiographical re-evaluation of the intellectual production of the early Middle Ages, has first of all the merit of showing the limits of the traditional negative prejudice of scholars towards the speculation of those centuries, of which he clearly highlights the richness and peculiarities, based on a punctual and accurate analysis of sources such as secondary literature. In particular, Martello follows with rigor and coherence a path through which he intends to demonstrate how the reflection on the scriptural truths between the XI and XII centuries contributed to strengthening the idea of uniformity of the created nature, or of a conception of reality according to which is regulated by stable and rational norms, such as to reflect the rationality of the divine logos. Thus between science and faith an increasingly close relationship emerges in these centuries, which ultimately involves the recognition of the equivalence of ratio and dialectics and therefore of the latter as the organ of a rational theology finally autonomous from exegesis. These are the guiding ideas of the reading path proposed by Martello, which therefore focuses on the identification, within the works of the most significant authors of time, of their idea of reason and their conception of theology and philosophy, putting into highlights the contribution that the exponents of both monastic and scholastic culture have given to the decree of a rational Christian theology, and therefore reiterating the need to dispel the idea of a clear distinction between the two areas, also very widespread in the past .
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Hammer concept, the doctrine of theologians. Reason and dialectic in the XI-XII centuries, CUECM, Catania 2005.
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)349-355
Number of pages7
JournalSCHEDE MEDIEVALI
Volume2006
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • teologia, dialettica, medioevo

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