Thank you, Dennis Martin, for your suggestions -- I will certainly look
into some of these. The book on William of St. Thierry sounds especially
promising. In case anyone else has further ideas, let me give you all a
little better idea of what I am looking for and why.
I am particularly interested in identifying any treatises or sermons that
suggest a model for spiritual development (perhaps in a monastic setting,
but not necessarily) based on the interrelation of memory, understanding,
and will. I am at the very beginning stages of a dissertation that looks at
how a (generally Augustinian) understanding of memory is reflected in
Chretien de Troyes' romance of Perceval (end of 12 century). While I
understand that Augustine's influence is all-pervasive throughout this
period, I am hoping find applications of this particular model of spiritual
psychology that would have been current at the time Chretien received his
clerical training and, later, wrote his Arthurian romances.
By the way, my investigations so far suggest that pursuit of the topic of
_imago dei_ will be less relevant to my interests than that of _memoria dei_.
P. S. Just as I was finishing this email, Dennis Martin's addendum arrived
-- Fr. David Balás is indeed still active at UD -- it was he who taught me
most of what I know about medieval theology (I'm a literature student, so I
don't know a lot). Thanks for the reminder, Dennis -- I'll certainly
remember to consult Fr. David!
Lisa Nicholas, Ph.D. candidate
Institute of Philosophic Studies
University of Dallas