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Ecstasy in the Classroom: Trance, Self, and the Academic Profession in Medieval Paris

Ayelet Even-Ezra


Ecstasy in the Classroom explores the interface between academic theology and ecstatic experience in the first half of the thirteenth century, which were formative years in the history of the University of Paris, medieval Europe's “fountain of knowledge.” It considers little known and often unedited texts by William of Auxerre, Philip the Chancellor, William of Auvergne, Alexander of Hales (OFM), Roland of Cremona (OP), Hugh of St Cher, and others, to reconstruct the ways in which they addressed questions about Paul’s rapture and other modes of seeing God. As the book’s subtitle suggests, it s ... More

Keywords: beatific vision, early 13th century, faith, habitus, rapture, scholasticism, self, university

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780823281923
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823281923.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ayelet Even-Ezra, author
Hebrew University of Jerusalem