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Title: The Sentences Commentary of Paul of Perugia, O.Carm.
Subtitle: With an Edition of his Question on Divine Foreknowledge
Author(s): SCHABEL, Chris
Journal: Recherches de Théologie et Philosophie Médiévales
Volume: 72 Issue: 1 Date: 2005
The Carmelite Paul of Perugia (fl. early 1340s) has received little scholarly attention, despite the existence of four complete witnesses of his Sentences commentary. After discussing dating issues and the manuscripts, this article presents a list of Paul's questions and citations and a critical edition of q. 37 of book I, concerning divine foreknowledge. Paul's explicit citations of university theologians show that Paul dealt with the «information overload» of his time, i.e. the mountain of Sentences commentaries that had accumulated by the mid-14th century, by depending on a strict selection of texts for the various parts of his commentary. A close analysis of q. 37, however, besides revealing that his selection influenced the shape of his own theological discussion, demonstrates that it was even more strict than first appears.