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On the Sacraments
A Selection of Works of Hugh and Richard of St. Victor, and of Peter of Poitiers

H. B. Feiss O.S.B. (ed.)
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656 p., 1 colour ill., 152 x 229 mm, 2020
ISBN: 978-2-503-57943-6
Languages: English
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Victorine texts on the Sacraments, especially marriage and confession.
The Canons Regular of St. Victor were important contributors to the theology of the sacraments in the twelfth century. This volume introduces and translates much of Hugh’s treatment on the Christian Sacraments, as contained in De sacramentis 1.9 and 2.5-9, 11-12 and 14, as well as  his treatise on the Virginity of the Blessed Virgin, two treatises on penance by Richard of St. Victor, and the penitential of Peter of Poitiers. The historical introductions and annotated translations make this volume suitable for courses on the development of  the theology of the sacraments through the twelfth century.

Hugh Feiss, OSB, a monk of the Monastery of the Ascension (Jerome, ID) is the managing editor of the series Victorine Texts in Translation. He is editor of volume two, On Love, volume eight, Sermons for the Liturgical Year, and the present volume ten, On the sacraments. He was co-editor of A Companion to the Abbey Saint Victor in Paris (2017). His other publications include Achard of StVictor, Works (2001) and Peter of Celle, Selected Works (1987).

Table of Contents

Foreword (Kevin Irwin)
Acknowledgments (Hugh Feiss)
Abbreviations
General Introduction (Nicole Reibe)

CHRIST, THE CHURCH, AND THE SACRAMENTS
Hugh of St Victor, Prologue to On the Sacraments 2
Hugh of St Victor, On the Sacraments 2.2
Hugh of St Victor, On the Sacraments 1.9

DEDICATION OF A CHURCH
Hugh of St Victor, On the Sacraments 2.5

BAPTISM
Hugh of St Victor, On the Sacraments 2.6

CONFIRMATION
Hugh of St Victor, On the Sacraments 2.7

EUCHARIST
Hugh of St Victor, On the Sacraments 2.8
Hugh of St Victor, Two Sententiae on the Eucharist

MARRIAGE
Hugh of St Victor, On the Virginity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Hugh of St Victor, On the Sacraments 2.11
Translation (Margaret Jennings and Hugh Feiss, OSB)

VOWS
Hugh of St Victor, On the Sacraments 2.12

PENANCE
Historical Development 1: Penance before Hugh of St Victor
Hugh of St Victor, On the Sacraments 2.14
Translation (Andrew Salzmann)

Historical Development 2: Penance from Gratian to Richard of St Victor
Richard of St Victor, On the Difference between Mortal and Venial Sin
Master Richard [of St Victor], On the Power of Loosing and Binding
Historical Development 3: Penitentials; Penitential Practice at St Victor
Peter of Poitiers, Compilatio presens

ANOINTING OF THE SICK
Hugh of St Victor, On the Sacraments 2.15

Bibliography

Interest Classification:
Religion (including History of Religion) & Theology
Christian Church : religious orders
Orders of canons regular
Christian Theology & Theologians
Early Medieval (c. 650-1200)

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