IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 232: Richard FitzRalph: Life, Works, and Legacy

Monday 1 July 2013, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Department of Philosophy, National University of Ireland, Maynooth / FitzRalph Society
Organiser:Simon F. Nolan, Department of Philosophy, National University of Ireland, Maynooth / Order of Carmelites
Moderator/Chair:David E. Luscombe, Department of History, University of Sheffield
Paper 232-aFitzRalph on Ultimate Pleasure: Delectatio and Beatitudo in His Oxford Lectures on the Sentences
(Language: English)
Michael W. Dunne, Department of Philosophy, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Philosophy, Theology
Paper 232-bReception and Rejection: Richard FitzRalph's Role in 15th-Century Controversies
(Language: English)
Kevin Alban, Curia Generalizia dei Carmelitani, Roma
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Philosophy, Theology
Paper 232-cFitzRalph's Reputation in 17th-Century England
(Language: English)
Simon F. Nolan, Department of Philosophy, National University of Ireland, Maynooth / Order of Carmelites
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Philosophy, Theology
Abstract

This session addresses particular aspects of the life, works, and legacy of Richard FitzRalph (c. 1300-1360) and seeks to contribute to the ongoing wider assessment and reassessment of this important 14th-century thinker and ecclesiastic. Addressing the general theme of the 2013 Congress, FitzRalph’s understanding of the key terms delectatio and beatitudo – as found in his Oxford Lectures on the Sentences – will be examined. Two further papers will aim to trace the reputation and influence of FitzRalph. The first will explore FitzRalph’s role in 15th-century controversies, making special reference to the important English Carmelite theologian, Thomas Netter of Walden (c. 1375-1430). The second will address the topic of FitzRalph’s reputation in 17th-century England.