Path Created with Sketch.





Food and the Body

Some Peculiar Questions in High Medieval Theology
  • By Philip Lyndon Reynolds
Whether or not food passes into the truth of human nature" was among the questions that scholastic theologians routinely disputed. Many twelfth-century theologians, including Peter Lombard, argued that the "truth" of every human body came entirely from Adam, and that food stimulated its growth but was not incorporated into it. Parisian masters in the thirteenth-century rejected Lombard's position; some Oxford masters defended it, appealing to theories of light and prime matter.
The first part of the book traces the origins of such questions in theology, medicine and natural philosophy. The second part analyzes their treatment and development in thirteenth-century theology.
The study illumines theologians' opinions about reproduction, fetal development, growth, nutrition, digestion, aging, corporeal identity, matter, physical quantity, the resurrection, and the relationship between theology and the natural sciences.

Read More

Usually ships in 1-2 business days. Ships from a Cokesbury Connect Partner.
Availability: In stock
Eligible For Free Shipping
  • Additional Details
    • SKU: 9789004115323
    • Manufacturer: Brill Academic Pub
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9789004115323
    • Publication Date: 09/01/1999
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Author: Philip Lyndon Reynolds
    • Page Count: 458
    • Width: 6.46 inches
    • Height: 1.39 inches
    • Length: 9.62 inches
    • Weight: 2.20 pounds
  • Shipping and Returns
    This item is available for return.

    Cokesbury uses a variety of methods for ground shipping. At your request, we can also expedite order shipments for an additional charge. Cokesbury partners with UPS for these expedited deliveries.