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Knowledge, Love, and Ecstasy in the Theology of Thomas Gallus

Boyd Taylor Coolman


In the southern shadow of the Italian Alps, Thomas Gallus (d. 1246), or Thomas of St. Victor, the last of the great medieval Victorine theologians, spent his last twenty-five years commenting on the mysterious collection of late antique writings known today as the Dionysian Corpus. The result was a series of extensive commentaries in which Gallus articulates a distinctive theological vision—an account of the nature of God, the nature of the human soul, and the mystical relation between them, as profound as it was influential. Today, Gallus is regarded as the influential architect of a medieval ... More

Keywords: Bonaventure, Dionysius, medieval, mysticism, Neoplatonism, Song of Songs, spirituality, theological anthropology, Thomas Gallus, Victorine

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199601769
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601769.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Boyd Taylor Coolman, author
Associate Professor of Theology, Boston College