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Title: The Next Best Thing to a Saint?
Subtitle: Peter Lombard and the Sentences in the Principia of John of Naples
Author(s): SCHUT, Kirsten
Journal: Recherches de Théologie et Philosophie Médiévales
Volume: 84 Issue: 2 Date: 2017
This article discusses a previously understudied group of principia from the sermon collection of the early fourteenth-century Dominican theologian John of Naples (Giovanni Regina). The first part of the article presents the case for John’s authorship of these texts and argues that the principia may have originated as opening lectures for courses in theology that John taught at the Dominican studium generale in Naples. The second part concentrates on the principia that deal with Peter Lombard’s Sentences, examining the highly laudatory way John talks about the Sentences and its author. One of these principia is edited in the appendix.