(5) Isidore of Seville
, The Etymologies of Isidore of Seville
Defining Early Latin Christianity as stretching from the birth of Tertullian about 160 to the death of Isidore of Seville
in 636, Denecker systematically investigates the linguistic ideas held by early Christian Latin authors.
"Isidore of Seville
." The New Encyclopaedia Britannica.
Isidore of Seville
, San Ildefonso served as archbishop of Toledo, Spain, from the year 657 up to the time of his death in 667.
And though Moore's mastery of the conciliar sources will reward careful study, one wishes that he did more to link the intellectual ideas of writers such as Isidore of Seville
to real action on the ground.
The hint that Law's Virtues will be pragmatic--and not idealistic--is found in the preface's epigram, a 17th-century quotation from Isidore of Seville
: Law should be virtuous, just, possible to nature, according to the custom of the country, suitable to place and time, necessary, useful; clearly expressed, lest by its obscurity it lead to misunderstanding; framed for no private benefit, but for the common good.
So, on the one hand, for Isidore of Seville
, Aquinas, and also Vitoria, the law of nations is, as we have already seen, rooted firmly in the precepts of reason.
Flint over the existence or absence of practicing astrologers in the early Middle Ages, based on varying interpretations that he and Flint have of a passage in the seventh century by encyclopedist Isidore of Seville
(xvii-xx), alluding to this discussion again much later in the text (105).
Instead, it serves as an essential introduction to the subsequent articles, since it summarizes the phases of development of world views in the West from classical times through the late Middle Ages, with emphasis on the schemes of Cosmas Indicopleustes, Macrobius, Augustine and Isidore of Seville
, as well as descriptions of the pervasive trifaria orbis divisio, or T-O map, in which the known lands are represented in the shape of a T surrounded by the orb of the oceans, and the innovative portolano charts that eschewed portrayals of fabulous beings and marvels in favor of practical information for navigators and traders.
KNOEBEL, Isidore of Seville
: De Eccleslastlcls Officiis (<<Ancient Christian Writers>>, no.
Pauline epistles stress the power of the head (Christ is the head of the body), and as far back as Isidore of Seville
, we can clearly see the integration of the rule of heart over head, since "the heart is where all knowledge resides" (Etymologiae XI.i.118-19).