La crítica de Henry of Harclay al càlcul apocalíptic d’Arnau de Vilanova

Translated title of the contribution: Henry of Harclay’s Critique of Arnau de Vilanova’s Apocalyptic Calculation

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In 1313, Henry of Harclay, Chancellor of Oxford University, devoted a significant part of his question Utrum astrologi vel quicumque calculatores possare probare 2m adventum Christi (Ordinary Questions, Q. 1) to refuting the apocalyptic calculation Arnald of Villanova (Arnaldus de Novavilla, medicus de Montepessulano) had made known at Paris in 1300, namely, the Tractatus de tempore adventus Antichristi. Harclay described Arnald’s apocalyptic calculation as being heretical and irrational, not to mention of Jewish origin (Arnald of Villanova would, in this sense, be a crypto-Jew). Arnald’s calculation is certainly documented in earlier and contemporary Jewish sources, but there was no reason to claim that he was a crypto-Jew. Henry of Harclay failed to substantiate either of his chief accusations
Translated title of the contributionHenry of Harclay’s Critique of Arnau de Vilanova’s Apocalyptic Calculation
Original languageCatalan
Title of host publicationLa recepció de l'obra d'Arnau de Vilanova
EditorsJaume Mensa Valls, Sebastià Giralt, Jon Arrizabalaga, Jaume de Puig
Place of PublicationBarcelona (ES)
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9788499656939, 9788419333322, 9788412610376
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2023

Publication series

NameTreballs de la Secció de Filosofia i Ciències Socials
PublisherInstitut d'Estudis Catalans


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