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Ueli Zahnd

Wirksame Zeichen?

Sakramentenlehre und Semiotik in der Scholastik des ausgehenden Mittelalters

[Efficacious Signs? The Doctrine of the Sacraments and Semiotics in Scholasticism at the Close of the Middle Ages.]

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From the scholastic point of view, sacraments are signs which can thus be subject to semiotic theories, but these however can conflict with traditional ideas of the nature and the efficacy of the sacraments. Based on commentaries on Peter Lombard's Sentences, Ueli Zahnd studies this conflict between assertions by authorities on theology and philosophical insights of logic, physics and metaphysics in the late Middle Ages.
From the scholastic point of view, sacraments are signs which can thus be subject to semiotic theories, but these, however, can conflict with traditional ideas of the nature and the efficacy of the sacraments. Based on commentaries on Peter Lombard's Sentences, Ueli Zahnd studies this conflict between assertions by authorities on theology and philosophical insights of logic, physics and metaphysics in the late Middle Ages. The author focuses on as yet scarcely studied authors of the 15th and early 16th centuries whose various ways of dealing with the problem of the sacraments and the interaction between philosophy and theology enables an analysis of this little known scholastic eraallowing established interpretations, such as the split between nominalists and realists, to be questioned.
Authors/Editors

Ueli Zahnd Geboren 1979; Studium der Ev. Theologie und Philosophie in Bern, Paris und Genf; 2012/13 Promotion in Philosophie an der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Breisgau; derzeit Assistenzprofessur für Geschichte der mittelalterlichen Philosophie an der Universität Basel.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Archiv f. ReformationsG -Literaturbericht- — 44 (2015), S. 12 (Ocker)
In: Church History and Rel. Culture — 95 (2015), S. 322–324 (Helmut Hoping)
In: Historische Zeitschrift — 302 (2016), S. 189–190 (Jan-Hendryk de Boer)
In: Philosophisches Jahrbuch — 124 (2017), S. 311–314 (Michael Fuchs)
In: Religious Studies Review — 42 (2016), S. 118 (John T. Slotemaker)