Reading and the Work of Restoration
History and Scripture in the Theology of Hugh of St Victor
Franklin T. Harkins
- Pages: 336 p.
- Size:155 x 230 mm
- Publication Year:2009
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- ISBN: 978-0-88844-167-6
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Hugh’s teaching on memory-training and his view of the liberal arts as roads leading the reader toward God have the aim of preparing students for scriptural reading and its three subdisciplines – historia, allegory, and tropology. This pedagogical program both draws on and diverges from the thought of Augustine. For Hugh, the fallen human being begins to be restored to the image of God through a program of ordered reading in the liberal arts and Sacred Scripture; this restoration continues at the fundamental level of historia even as the student advances through reading’s higher disciplines. In responding to and concretizing the moral teaching found in the scriptural text, the reader comes to participate in the ongoing history of salvation.