Patristic theology

As much as Aristotelian thought dominated late medieval theology and sciences, patristic theology was especially appreciated in the Augustinian Order, where it was carefully examined and given prominence  within the scholastic curriculum.  Patristic studies were becoming one of the major pillars of the so-called studia humanitatis, the education for humanists (studies, which would shape a man’s personality and moral behavior of through the topics grammar, rhetoric, poetry, history, moral philosophy, and ancient Greek and Latin studies). The Badia library had a vast collection on the Greek and Latin church fathers, and the manuscripts were displayed on several rows. Among the Greek church fathers were displayed: Origen, Tertullian of Carthage, Basil of Cesarea, Gregory Nazianzus, Athanasius, John Chrysostom, Eusebius of Caesarea, John Damascene. The most popular among the Latin church fathers were: Augustine, Jerome, Ambrose, Gregory the Great, Leo the Great, and many more.

John Chrisostom (Fies 41)

S. John Chrisostom - Commentaries on letters of S. Paul (Fiesolano 41)

S. Ambrose (Fies 24)

S. Ambrose - Letters of S. Ambrose, commentaries on psalms (Fiesolano 24)

S. Augustine (Fies 16)

S. Augustine - Commentary on the Genesis, on the holy trinity, Confessions, and Christian doctrines (Fiesolano 16)