Franciscan Institute Publications proudly announces the release of the Latin text and English translation of John Duns Scotus’ The Report of the Paris Lecture: Reportatio IV-A Volume I, Parts 1 & 2 edited from manuscript and translated by Oleg V. Bychkov and edited by R. Trent Pomplun.
Reportatio IV-A is the second in a series of Parisian lectures that John Duns Scotus gave on Peter Lombard’s Sentences in the early part of the 14th century. Increasingly, scholars recognize these Parisian lectures as an excellent introduction to the theological thought and methodology of John Duns Scotus. More so than Scotus’ well-known Ordinatio, the Reportatio is a much more manageable text – a factor important for scholars who simply want to familiarize themselves with Scotus’ thought. The Reportatio allows us to hear Scotus’ authentic voice as a lecturer, with all his quirks, dry humor, sarcastic and arrogant remarks, imperfections, and fuzziness, which the Ordinatio does not.
While most scholars emphasize the significance of Scotus’ Ordinatio over his other works, there are many reasons why the Reportatio is equally, if not more, important and could even become the text of choice for both researchers and educators alike. Bychkov and Pomplun masterfully build on the great work of their mentor and colleague, the late Allan Wolter, O.F.M., using the same basic strategies that Wolter and Bychkov used to translate the previously published Reportatio I-A. Scotus scholars and newcomers to Scotus’ work alike will find a rich reservoir of insights into his theological thought in this new two-volume work.
Oleg V. Bychkov, Ph.D., is a professor of theology at St. Bonaventure University, N.Y. He is an expert in ancient languages, ancient medieval thought, and history of philosophical and theological aesthetics. Dr. Bychkov has published several books, co-edited books, volumes of translations, and encyclopedia entries on ancient, medieval, and modern aesthetics, as well as medieval philosophical theology.
R. Trent Pomplun is an associate professor of theology at Loyola University Maryland. His historical expertise extends from late medieval to modern thought with a special emphasis on the Baroque period. He has published extensively on the history of scholastic theology, Catholic missions in Asia, and Indo-Tibetan thought and culture.
April 2016 1,426 pages
ISBN: 978-1-57659-399-8 $189.95
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FRANCISCAN INSTITUTE PUBLICATIONS - www.franciscanpublications.com - is a leading publisher of books and journals on medieval Franciscan history, sources, spirituality, philosophy and theology, as well as contemporary issues on Franciscan life and ministry. It has published critical editions on, for example, the works of John Duns Scotus, William of Ockham, Adam de Wodeham, and Peter of John Olivi. Known for many years for its critical editions of leading medieval Franciscan philosophers and theologians, Franciscan Institute Publications has more recently endeavored to make available to a wider reading public the very best of modern scholarship on the history, spirituality, and intellectual tradition of the Franciscan movement. Our scholar/authors include Robert J. Karris, Jean-Francois Godet-Calogeras, David Flood, Jaques Dalarun, Kenan Osborne, Mary Beth Ingham, Oleg Bychkov, Margaret Carney, Maria Pia Alberzoni, David Burr, Joe Chinnici, Wayne Hellmann, Jay Hammond, Tim Johnson, Darleen Pryds, Steven McMichael, Luigi Pellegrini, Thomas Renna, Ilia Delio, Thomas Shannon and many more.
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