The Catholics, the Cathars, and the Concept of Infinity in the Thirteenth Century

  title={The Catholics, the Cathars, and the Concept of Infinity in the Thirteenth Century},
  author={Anne Ashley Davenport},
  pages={263 - 295}
This essay examines mathematical arguments used by two thirteenth-century theologians, Alexander Nequam and Richard Fishacre, to defend the consistency of divine infinity. In connection with their arguments, the following question is raised: Why did theologians judge it appropriate to appeal to mathematical examples in addressing a purely theological issue? Inquiry into the broader social and political context suggests that the struggle of the church against heresy at this time played a crucial… 

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  • 1977

Et quamvis ita sis magnus, domine, ut omnia sint te plena et sint in te: sic tamen es sine omni spatio, ut nec medium nec dimidium nec ulla pars sit in te." Rodney Thomson points out that Nequam

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