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The Biblical Interpretation of William of Alton

Timothy F. Bellamah


A Dominican friar and regent master at Paris during the mid-thirteenth century, William of Alton was an important representative of university exegesis at a time of remarkable intellectual development. Though he is less well known than his contemporaries Albert the Great, Bonaventure, and Thomas Aquinas, the writings ascribed to him, consisting of biblical commentaries and sermons, are of great interest to the history of biblical interpretation. And yet, they have attracted very little study, in part because they have never been printed and in part because they pose numerous problems of attrib ... More

Keywords: medieval exegesis, Glossa ordinaria, authorial intention, literal sense, spiritual sense, Vulgate, Albert the Great, Bonaventure, Thomas Aquinas, William of Alton

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199753604
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753604.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Timothy F. Bellamah, author
Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception, Dominican House of Studies, Washington, DC