Book Series Corpus Christianorum Continuatio Mediaevalis, vol. 289B

Servatus Lupus abbas Ferrariensis

Opuscula de praedestinatione

Jeremy Thompson (ed)

  • Pages: cxlii + 89 p.
  • Size:155 x 245 mm
  • Language(s):Latin, English
  • Publication Year:2019

  • ISBN: 978-2-503-58039-5
  • Hardback
  • Available


« Cette nouvelle édition de haute qualité a un grand nombre de mérites, parmi lesquels on pourrait en souligner deux en particulier : c’est une avancée qui ne peut être que saluée dans les recherches polémologiques à l’époque carolingienne ; elle permet également de découvrir Loup de Ferrières comme théologien. » (Kristina Mitalaité, dans : The Journal of Medieval Latin 32, 2022, p. 298-300)


Jeremy Thompson received his PhD from the University of Chicago in 2014. He studies medieval intellectual history. He has held post-doctoral fellowships from the Scaliger Institute at the University of Leiden and from the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel. Beginning April 2018 he holds an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg.


This volume brings together four works on the doctrine of predestination penned by Lupus of Ferrières during the predestination contest that unfolded in the Carolingian kingdoms of the mid-ninth century. While Lupus has earned a reputation among students of medieval manuscripts and learning as a collector of books and as a scholar of the classics, this critical edition reveals Lupus’s work as a theologian and polemicist. His “dossier” comprises two letters, a treatise-précis and a florilegium of patristic sources. The introduction of this edition situates the works in their historical, material and intellectual contexts. It furthermore traces the development of Lupus’s research and thinking throughout his several contributions.


Lupus Servatus — Opuscula de praedestinatione — ed. J.C. Thompson