The Second Censure and the ‘Thomist Turn’

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

The Second Censure                             and the ‘Thomist Turn’

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This chapter deals with the second Dominican censure against Durandus in 1316/17, representing the ‘Thomist turn’ of the controversy. The chapter brings to light the chief features of fourteenth-century elaborations of Thomism, in its twofold connection to the notion of a ‘common opinion’ and the accepted interpretation of Aristotelian metaphysics. Unlike the first censure, Durandus will no longer be judged simply against the standards of Church orthodoxy, but also on the basis of his departure from Thomist teaching. Aquinas’s promotion as a theological authority is thus being opeated on this identification with Church doctrine as a criterion for orthodoxy.

Keywords: Thomism; theological authority; Dominican censure; fourteenth-century Thomists; ‘Thomist turn’; Trinitarian theology; Lateran orthodoxy; anti-Thomist

Chapter.  10382 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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