Matthew of Aquasparta

(c. 1240—1302)

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Franciscan theologian. In 1287 he became General of his Order and in 1288 a cardinal. He stood high in the confidence of Boniface VIII, whose views on Papal power he endorsed. His writings include sermons and biblical commentaries, a commentary on the Sentences, quodlibeta and quaestiones disputatae. He was a disciple of St Bonaventure, though in some ways he looked forward to Duns Scotus.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Christianity.

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