Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Peter Lombard$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Philipp W. Rosemann

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195155440

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195155440.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 09 December 2018

Conclusion

Conclusion

The Significance and Tradition of the Sentences

Chapter:
(p.194) Conclusion
Source:
Peter Lombard
Author(s):

Philipp W. Rosemann

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195155440.003.0010

This concluding chapter provides an overview on the work of great theologians who commented upon the Book of Sentences. Indeed, it elaborates upon Peter Lombard's heritage by attempting to present a broad sketch of the history of the Sentences commentaries in the Middle Ages and beyond. There is no denying that there are loose ends, gaps, and even inconsistencies in Peter Lombard's account of the Christian faith. Most patently perhaps, Peter fails to develop a coherent theory of the central mystery of Christianity—the Incarnation. It highlights some of the most notable inconsistencies in connection with its understanding of grace. Indeed, some of the inconsistencies of the Book of Sentences may hold out the chance for us to rethink our own answers to some of the great questions of life. The little research that exists on the Sentences literature of the 15th century indicates a fascinating reversal of this trend.

Keywords:   Peter Lombard, Book of Sentences, Christian faith, Incarnation

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .