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Consolations of astrology: theology, sublunary existence, and the Vulgus at Louvain university, 1521

Steven Vanden Broecke UGent (2013) LIAS-JOURNAL OF EARLY MODERN INTELLECTUAL CULTURE AND ITS SOURCES. 39(2). p.195-216
abstract
In December 1521, the Louvain arts faculty hosted a public quodlibetica disputation about an astrologically caused world-wide flood that was expected for February 1524. This paper situates the discourse of the disputant Thomas Montis, which produced a critique by the physician Damianus de Fenaco and a subsequent reply by Montis, in the context of the late medieval relations between academic theology and astrology. It argues that Montis's text, along with many other contributions to the 1524 Flood-debate from the Low Countries, is symptomatic of a tendency to interpret the theologian as the representative of a social group, rather than as the privileged voice of a divine teaching, and of a more outspoken tendency to cultivate a direct relation to the Word and theology, thereby emulating some of the basic patterns which Erika Rummel uncovered among the northern humanists of this period.
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published
subject
keyword
Book of Nature, Louvain university, Low Countries, theology, astrology
journal title
LIAS-JOURNAL OF EARLY MODERN INTELLECTUAL CULTURE AND ITS SOURCES
volume
39
issue
2
pages
195 - 216
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000319629800003
ISSN
2033-4753
DOI
10.2143/LIAS.39.2.2967209
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
3150728
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-3150728
date created
2013-02-28 13:39:42
date last changed
2016-12-19 15:43:45
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  abstract     = {In December 1521, the Louvain arts faculty hosted a public quodlibetica disputation about an astrologically caused world-wide flood that was expected for February 1524. This paper situates the discourse of the disputant Thomas Montis, which produced a critique by the physician Damianus de Fenaco and a subsequent reply by Montis, in the context of the late medieval relations between academic theology and astrology. It argues that Montis's text, along with many other contributions to the 1524 Flood-debate from the Low Countries, is symptomatic of a tendency to interpret the theologian as the representative of a social group, rather than as the privileged voice of a divine teaching, and of a more outspoken tendency to cultivate a direct relation to the Word and theology, thereby emulating some of the basic patterns which Erika Rummel uncovered among the northern humanists of this period.},
  author       = {Vanden Broecke, Steven},
  issn         = {2033-4753},
  journal      = {LIAS-JOURNAL OF EARLY MODERN INTELLECTUAL CULTURE AND ITS SOURCES},
  keyword      = {Book of Nature,Louvain university,Low Countries,theology,astrology},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {195--216},
  title        = {Consolations of astrology: theology, sublunary existence, and the Vulgus at Louvain university, 1521},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.2143/LIAS.39.2.2967209},
  volume       = {39},
  year         = {2013},
}

Chicago
Vanden Broecke, Steven. 2013. “Consolations of Astrology: Theology, Sublunary Existence, and the Vulgus at Louvain University, 1521.” Lias-journal of Early Modern Intellectual Culture and Its Sources 39 (2): 195–216.
APA
Vanden Broecke, S. (2013). Consolations of astrology: theology, sublunary existence, and the Vulgus at Louvain university, 1521. LIAS-JOURNAL OF EARLY MODERN INTELLECTUAL CULTURE AND ITS SOURCES, 39(2), 195–216.
Vancouver
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Vanden Broecke S. Consolations of astrology: theology, sublunary existence, and the Vulgus at Louvain university, 1521. LIAS-JOURNAL OF EARLY MODERN INTELLECTUAL CULTURE AND ITS SOURCES. 2013;39(2):195–216.
MLA
Vanden Broecke, Steven. “Consolations of Astrology: Theology, Sublunary Existence, and the Vulgus at Louvain University, 1521.” LIAS-JOURNAL OF EARLY MODERN INTELLECTUAL CULTURE AND ITS SOURCES 39.2 (2013): 195–216. Print.