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Hugh of Saint Victor

Paul Rorem


Hugh of St. Victor (c.1096–1141) left a large and influential corpus of works on all aspects of theology, as well as the liberal arts broadly defined. This book introduces Hugh within his community in twelfth-century Paris and summarizes his major works according to his own threefold conception. First comes the pedagogical foundation (Didascalicon), including the historical sense of sacred scripture, then the (allegorical) framework of scriptural doctrine (especially creation and restoration in De sacramentis), and finally the tropological or spiritual finale of personal appropriation of the b ... More

Keywords: scripture, history, creation, restoration, sacraments, spirituality, Paris, St. Victor

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195384369
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384369.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Rorem, author