Prolegomena: The Fourth Lateran Council and its Tradition

Isabel Iribarren

in Durandus of St Pourcain

Published in print October 2005 | ISBN: 9780199282319
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603426 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Theological Monographs

                             Prolegomena: The Fourth Lateran Council and                             its Tradition

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This chapter introduces the doctrinal background to the controversy between Durandus of St Pourcain and his order, mainly those authors who contributed with the basic terminology and insights which informed later discussions on the Trinity in the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries. These contributions converged in one tradition, exemplified by the doctrinal programme put forward by the dogmatic definition of the Trinity at the Fourth Lateran Council of 1215. The contrast between Durandus’s position and the Dominican accepted view will often be read against the backdrop of this more or less unified doctrinal tradition.

Keywords: Fourth Lateran Council; St Anselm; St Augustine; Gilbert of Poitiers; filioque; ‘Firmiter’; ‘Damnamus’; Peter Lombard; unity of the essence; real identity

Chapter.  5049 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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