Mente e conoscenza di Dio in Alberto Magno

Anna Rodolfi


This paper deals with the discussion by Albert the Great of the possibility of a human knowledge of God. Albert’s reflection on this topics is articulated in different levels: from a first level, concerning our natural or ordinary knowledge of God, to the upper level of the beatific vision after death, passing through the mystical contemplation of divinity during earthly life. Even if he does not exclude the possibility of knowing God through affectus, Albert finally states that God’s essence goes beyond the range of human knowledge.


Albert the Great; God; knowledge; beatific vision; mind

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