Peter Damian

[Revised entry by Toivo J. Holopainen on October 6, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Peter Damian, an eleventh-century monastic leader and Church reformer, has received a modest place in
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[Revised entry by Toivo J. Holopainen on October 6, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Peter Damian, an eleventh-century monastic leader and Church reformer, has received a modest place in the historiography of early medieval philosophy because of his little tract De divina omnipotentia. In this work, Damian treats two questions related to the limits of divine power: can God restore virginity to a woman who has lost it, and, can God change the past? Damian has often been depicted as a thinker who, in his defense of divine omnipotence, went...

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