medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture

On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 7:51 AM, Christopher Crockett
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> i thought it was Platonic, rather than Aristotelian, but the OED disagrees
> (what do *they* know?).

The OED is correct. Aristotle needed a general term for matter, which
the Greek language lacked, and used the word hyle (upsilon lamda eta).
His theory of hylomorphism was widely used in the Medieval period, and
is perhaps best known for its role in Medieval Eucharistic theology.

Phil Feller

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