By Roland J. Teske
William of Auvergne, bishop of Paris from 1228 to his demise in 1249, was once one of many first masters of theology within the Latin West to confront the flood of Greek and Islamic philosophy that poured into Europe throughout the new translations made within the 12th and 13th centuries. William was once deeply inspired by way of Avicenna, whom he took to be a real consultant of Aristotle. even if he followed many issues of Avicennian philosophy, he firmly adversarial him at any place the good Islamic philosopher was once against the Christian religion. Fr. Teske translated William's De trinitate with Francis C. Wade, S.J. He has additionally translated the De immortalitate animae, the De anima, and choices from the De universo creaturarum. the current quantity encompasses a collection of his articles on William's philosophy released over the last fifteen or so years.
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