The Sentences: Book 4: On the Doctrine of Signs (Mediaeval Sources in Translation #48) (Paperback)

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The Sentences: Book 4: On the Doctrine of Signs (Mediaeval Sources in Translation #48) By Peter Lombard, Giulio Silano (Translator) Cover Image
By Peter Lombard, Giulio Silano (Translator)
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This is book number 48 in the Mediaeval Sources in Translation series.


The principal signs and instruments of grace available to Christians as a result of Christ's redeeming work are the sacraments of the Church - baptism, confirmation, the Eucharist, penance, extreme unction, holy orders, and marriage. These are the main subjects of Book 4 of the Sentences, comprising forty-two of its fifty Distinctions. In particular, penance and marriage (with regard to which the Lombard's consensual theory was to prove extremely influential) receive extensive discussion. The last eight Distinctions are given over to a treatment of the last things: the bodily resurrection, purgation, hell, the last judgement, and eternity. The Book concludes with a reference to a text of Isaias that serves as an allegory of the function and purpose of the Sentences as a whole.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780888442963
ISBN-10: 0888442963
Publisher: PIMS
Publication Date: September 1st, 2010
Pages: 370
Language: English
Series: Mediaeval Sources in Translation