Duns Scotus: The Subtle Doctor
Date: April 2017
Duration: 4 hours 57 minutes
In this audio course, you will explore the remarkable vision of Duns Scotus with Sr. Mary Beth Ingham, C. S. J. (Ph. D. , University of Fribourg), a leading expert on his life and thought.
Blessed John Duns Scotus, O. F. M. (1266 - 1308) lived at the height of medieval scholasticism and became one of its premier luminaries. Commended as the Doctor Subtilis ("the Subtle Doctor") for his keen yet nuanced insights, he is rightfully regarded as one of the greatest philosopher-theologians. He influenced a wide range of writers and philosophers from Hopkins to Heidegger, and his thought remains as important as ever.
Now, you can join Sr. Ingham, Professor of Philosophical Theology at the Franciscan School of Theology, on a fascinating overview of his philosophy and theology. In her 12-lecture course, you will look at Scotus's medieval context and position as a successor of Augustine and Aquinas. As you explore the legacy of this Franciscan master, you will find inspiration in his optimism, ongoing conversion, and emphasis on practical action.
Throughout these lectures, Scotus's commitment to Franciscan values and intuitions shines through. In Christianity's third millennium, his vision remains as vibrant and thought-provoking as ever.
This course is part of the Learn25 collection.