Book Series Corpus Christianorum Continuatio Mediaevalis, vol. 53C

Andreas de Sancto Victore

Opera IV

Expositio super Ysaiam

Frans van Liere (ed)

  • Pages: lxviii + 355 p.
  • Size:155 x 245 mm
  • Language(s):Latin
  • Publication Year:2021

  • ISBN: 978-2-503-58983-1
  • Hardback
  • Available


Frans van Liere holds a Ph.D. in medieval studies from Groningen University and is Professor of History at Calvin University, Grand Rapids, MI (USA).


Andrew of Saint Victor was one of the most prominent biblical scholars of the twelfth century. He was a regular canon of the Parisian abbey of St Victor, which in the twelfth century had developed into a prestigious center of spiritual learning, closely connected to the nascent university in Paris. Because of his frequent use of Jewish exegetical materials, Andrew's commentaries are a rich source for the history both of biblical hermeneutics and of inter-religious dialogue during the Middle Ages. His Isaiah commentary caused outrage among medieval Christian scholars because it eschewed traditional christological interpretations, and instead offered a reading "secundum Hebraeos." Scholars have seen Andrew of St Victor as standing at the cradle of a scholarly interest in the Biblical text, which influenced scholars such as the fourteenth-century Franciscan Nicholas of Lyra, and, in the long run, reformers such as John Wycliff, Martin Luther, and John Calvin.