Scholastics & Doctors of the Middle Ages

An Overview of the Life, Thought, and Impact of Anselm, Abelard, Bernard of Clairvaux, Aquinas, Duns Scotus, and William of Ockham

Curated from the video series by Ryan Reeves

Understanding Scholasticism (1100–1700)

  • Part 1: A Look Back to Aristotle

  • Part 2: A Look Ahead to Luther

Anselm of Canterbury (1033–1109)

  • Anselm and the Ontological Argument

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Peter Abelard (1079–1142)

  • Part 1: Abelard on the Trinity

  • Part 2: Abelard on the Cross

Recommended Resources

Bernard of Clairvaux (1090–1153)

Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274)

  • Part 1: Biographical Sketch

  • Part 2: Teachings

Duns Scotus (c. 1266–1308)

Recommended Resources

William of Ockham (1285–1347)