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Postilla super Baruch, Postilla super Ionam
Luxi, Guillelmus de
Sulavik, A. T., editor

Turnhout: Brepols, 2006 pp. xcii + 175. €125.00

Series Information
Corpus Christianorum Continuatio Mediaevalis, 219

Description: Composed between the years 1267 and 1275 by the Dominican and Parisian Master, William of Luxi, Postilla super Baruch and Postilla super Ionam were produced to provide ideal material for equipping preachers with accessible sermon material. The commentaries, doctrinally informed and containing exempla, distictiones and advice for the confessional, assisted in bridging the gap between scriptural exegesis and its practical and pastoral application to preaching. William’s commentaries contribute to our understanding of the history of the formal shaping of scholastic exegesis and its contribution to the broader pastoral reform movement unfolding throughout the thirteenth century. Set side by side with university sermons, Sentence commentaries and disputations, they also give the modern scholar a more balanced view of the thought of teachers and students during this remarkable period of theological activity.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Prophetic Literature, Book of the Twelve, Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, Old Testament Apocrypha, Baruch, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Interpretation

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Review by Mark W. Elliott
Published 1/19/2008
Citation: Mark W. Elliott, review of Guillelmus de Luxi, A. T. Sulavik, ed., Postilla super Baruch, Postilla super Ionam, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2008).


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