Introduction: a theology of re-formation; Part I. 'Works of Foundation': Formation in Wisdom: 1. Creation as formation; 2. Rational creation: formed by wisdom for beauty; 3. Fall as de-formation; Part II. 'Works of Restoration': Re-Formation in Wisdom: 4. Christ; 5. Church and sacraments; 6. Scripture; Part III. Practices of Re-Formation: 7. Memorial practices; 8. Meditative practices; 9. Moral practices; Conclusion; Bibliography of editions of Hugh's works; Bibliography of secondary studies; Index.
A comprehensive study which highlights the practical nature of Hugh of St. Victor's pioneering program of spiritual reformation.
'... the book achieves a genuine traductio or handing-down of the
theology of the Victorine master, inviting fresh engagements not
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stripes.' The Expository Times
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