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Title: John of Pouilly's Quaestiones ordinariae de scientia Dei
Author(s): SCHABEL, Chris
Journal: Recherches de Théologie et Philosophie Médiévales
Volume: 81 Issue: 2 Date: 2014
This article analyzes the manuscripts, redactions, and relative and absolute dating of the secular theologian John of Pouilly’s Ordinary Questions on God’s knowledge. Pouilly (†1328 or afterwards), an important master of theology at Paris in the first quarter of the fourteenth century, began his set of questions with his vesperies, held on the eve of his promotion to master of theology, probably in early 1306. Over the next couple of years, Pouilly conducted several ordinary disputations building on the vesperies theme. Despite the fact that Pouilly did not enjoy the support of a religious order, there is evidence that his Quaestiones ordinariae were once extant in numerous witnesses, although only four survive. None of these four codices derives from any of the others, and no two manuscripts contain the same set of questions, some of which survive in multiple redactions.