Linked bibliography for the SEP article "Robert Holkot" by Hester Gelber and John T. Slotemaker

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Primary Literature

  • In quatuor libros sententiarum quaestiones. Lyons, 1518. reprinted Frankfurt: Minerva GMBH, 1967. Also contains De imputabilitate peccati, and Determinationes I-XII, the first of which is not by Holkot. (Scholar)
  • Quaestiones quodlibetales. In Exploring the Boundaries of Reason: Three Questions on the Nature of God by Robert Holcot, OP, H. Gelber (ed.), Toronto: G. Alzani, 1983.
  • Quaestiones quodlibetales. In Roberto Holcot O.P.: Dottrina della grazia e della giustificazione con due questioni quodlibetali inedite, Paulo Molteni (ed.), Pinerolo: Editrice Alzani, 1967.
  • Quaestiones quodlibetales. In Seeing the Future Clearly: Questions on Future Contingents, P. Streveler, K. Tachau, W. Courtenay, H. Gelber. Toronto, 1995.
  • Quaestiones quodlibetales. In J. T. Muckle, “Utrum Theologia sit scientia. A Quodlibetal Question of Robert Holcot, O.P.” Mediaeval Studies, 20 (1958): 127–153. (Scholar)
  • Quaestiones quodlibetales. In Ernest A. Moody “A Quodlibetal Question of Robert Holcot, O. P. on the Problem of the Objects of Knowledge and of Belief,” Speculum, 39 (1964): 53–74. Reprinted in idem, Studies in Medieval Philosophy, Science and Logic: Collected Papers, 1933–1969, Berkeley and Los Angeles: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 1975, 321–352. (Scholar)
  • Quaestiones quodlibetales. In William J. Courtenay, “A Revised Text of Robert Holcot’s Quodlibetal Dispute on Whether God is Able to Know More Than He Knows,” Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie, 53 (1971): 1–21. [A revision of Moody’s edition.] (Scholar)
  • Quaestiones quodlibetales. In Kurt Villads Jensen, “Robert Holkot’s Questio on Killing Infidels: A Reevaluation and an Edition,” Archivum Fratrum Praedicatorum, 63 (1993): 207–228. (Scholar)
  • Sermo finalis. In J. C. Wey, “The Sermo finalis of Robert Holcot,” Mediaeval Studies, 11 (1949): 219–224. (Scholar)
  • Sex articuli. In Die “Conferentiae” des Robert Holcot O.P. und die akademischen Auseinandersetzungen an der Universität Oxford 1330–1332, ed. Fritz Hoffmann, 65–127. Beiträge zur Geschichte der Philosophie und Theologie Mittelalters, n. s. no. 36. Münster, 1993. (Scholar)
  • Tractatus de stellis. In Lynn Thorndike, “A New Work by Robert Holcot (Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 138),” Archives internationales d’histoire des sciences, 10 (1957): 227–235. (Scholar)
  • Super libros Sapientiae, Hagenau, 1494; reprinted Frankfurt: Minerva G.M.B.H., 1974. (Scholar)


  • Super libros Sapientiae, chap. 3, lects. 35 and 52; chap. 12, lect. 145. In Forerunners of the Reformation: The Shape of Late Medieval Thought Illustrated by Key Documents, Heiko Oberman (ed. and trans.), Philadelphia: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1981, 142–150.
  • Quodlibet I, ques. 6 (Utrum Deus possit scire plura quam scit), in The Cambridge Translations of Medieval Philosophical Texts (Volume 3: Mind and Knowledge), Robert Pasnau (ed. and trans.), Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002, 302–317.

Secondary Literature

  • Allen, Judson B., 1969. “The Library of a Classiciser: The Sources of Robert Holkot’s Mythographic Learning,” in Arts libéraux et philosophie au moyen âge, Actes du IVe congrès internationale de philosophie médiévale, Paris and Montreal: Libraire philosophique J. Vrin, 721–729. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1971. The Friar as Critic: Literary Attitudes in the Later Middle Ages, Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press. (Scholar)
  • Courtenay, William J., 1972. “The King and the Leaden Coin: The Economic Background of ‘Sine qua non’ Causality,” Traditio, 28: 185–209; reprinted in William J. Courtenay, Covenant and Causality in Medieval Thought: Studies in Philosophy, Theology and Economic Practice, London: Variorum Reprints, 1984. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1980. “The Lost Matthew Commentary of Robert Holcot, O.P.,” Archivum Fratrum Praedicatorum, 50: 103–112. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1985. “The Dialectic of Omnipotence in the High and Late Middle Ages,” in Divine Omniscience and Omnipotence in Medieval Philosophy, Tamar Rudavsky (ed.), Dordrecht: Kluwer, 243–269. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1990. Capacity and Volition: A History of the Distinction of Absolute and Ordained Power, Bergamo: P. Lubrina. (Scholar)
  • Del Pra, Mario, 1956. “Linguaggio e conoscenza assertiva nel pensiero di Roberto Holcot,” Rivista critica di storia della filosofia, 11: 15–40. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1974. “La proposizione come oggetto della conoscenza scientifica nel pensiero di Roberto Holcot,” in Logica e realtà: momenti del pensiero medievale, Rome, Laterza, 83–119. (Scholar)
  • Denery, Dallas G., 2005. “From Sacred Mystery to Divine Deception: Robert Holcot, John Wyclif and the Transformation of Fourteenth-Century Eucharistic Discourse,” Journal of Religious History, 29(2): 129–144. (Scholar)
  • Farago-Bermon, Pascale, 2013. “Les manuscrits conservés à Paris des Quaestiones super libros Sententiarum de Robert Holkot,” Przegląd Tomistyczny, 19: 143–176. (Scholar)
  • Gelber, Hester Goodenough, 2004. It Could Have Been Otherwise: Contingency and Necessity in Dominican Theology at Oxford, 1300–1350, Leiden: E. J. Brill. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2010. “Providence,” in The Cambridge History of Medieval Philosophy (Volume 2), Robert Pasnau (ed.), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 761–772. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2012. “Blackfriars London: The Late Medieval Studium,” in Philosophy and Theology in the Studia of the Religious Orders and at Papal and Royal Courts, Kent Emery, Jr., William J. Courtenay and Stephen M. Metzger (eds.), Turnhout: Brepols, 165–180. (Scholar)
  • Gillespie, Richard E., 1971. “Robert Holcot’s Quodlibeta,” Traditio, 27: 480–490. (Scholar)
  • Grassi, Onorato, 1979. “Le tesi di Robert Holcot sul valore non scientifico della conoscenza teologica,” Rivista di filosofia neo-scolastica, 71: 49-79. (Scholar)
  • Hoffmann, Fritz, 1963. “Robert Holcot--Die Logik in der Theologie,” in Die Metaphysik im Mittelalter: Iher Ursprung und ihre Bedeutung (Miscellanea Mediaevalia, Number 2), Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 624–639. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1971. “Der Satz als Zeichen der theologischen Aussage bei Holcot, Crathorn und Gregor von Rimini,” in Der Begriff der Repraesentatio im Mittelalter: Stellvertretung, Symbol, Zeichen, Bild (Miscellanea Mediaevalia, Number 8), Albert Zimmermann (ed.), Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 296–313. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1972. Die theologische Methode des Oxforder Dominikanerlehrers Robert Holcot, (Beiträge zur Geschichte der Philosophie und Theologie des Mittelalters, New Series, Number 5), Münster: Aschendorff. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1974. “Thomas-Rezeption bei Robert Holcot?Theologie und Philosophie, 49: 236–251. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1995. “Der Wandel in der scholastischen Argumentation vom 13. zum 14. Jahrhundert, aufgeseigt an zwei Beispielen: Robert Holcot und William (Johannes?) Crathorn (1330–1332 in Oxford),” in Die Bibliotheca Amploniana: Ihre Bedeutung im Spannungsfeld von Aristotelismus, Nominalismus und Humanismus (Miscellanea Mediaevalia, Number 23), Andreas Speer (ed.), Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 301–322. (Scholar)
  • Incandela, Joseph M., 1994. “Robert Holcot, O.P., on Prophecy, the Contingency of Revelation, and the Freedom of God,” Medieval Philosophy and Theology, 4: 165–188. (Scholar)
  • Keele, Rondo, 2007. “Oxford Quodlibeta from Ockham to Holcot,” in Theological quodlibeta in the Middle Ages: the Fourteenth Century, Christopher Schabel (ed.), Leiden: Brill, 651–692 (Scholar)
  • Kennedy, Leonard A., 1993. The Philosophy of Robert Holcot, Fourteenth-Century Skeptic (Studies in the History of Philosophy, Number 27), Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellon Press. (Scholar)
  • Kirjavainen, Heikki, 1990. “Existential Presuppositions in Semantics According to Ockham and Holcot,” in Knowledge and the Sciences in Medieval Philosophy (Volume 2: Eighth International Congresss of Medieval Philosophy), Simo Knuuttila, Reijo Työrinoija, and Sten Ebbesen (eds.), Helsinki: Acta Philosophica Fennica, 196–209. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1993. “Trinitarian Sophisms in Robert Holcot’s Theology,” in Sophisms in Medieval Logic and Grammar (Acts of the Ninth European Symposium for Medieval Logic and Semantics), Stephen Read (ed.), Dordrecht: Kluwer, 348–356. (Scholar)
  • Meissner, Alois, 1953. Gotteserkenntnis und Gotteslehre: Nach dem Englischen Dominikanertheologen Robert Holcot, Limburg: Lahn Verlag. (Scholar)
  • Molteni, Paulo, 1967. Roberto Holcot O.P.: Dottrina della grazia e della giustificazione con due questioni quodlibetali inedite, Pinerolo: G. Alzani. (Scholar)
  • Normore, Calvin, 1982. “Future Contingents,” in The Cambridge History of Later Medieval Philosophy: From the Rediscovery of Aristotle to the Disintegration of Scholasticism 1100–1600, Norman Kretzmann, Anthony Kenny and Jan Pinborg (eds.), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 358–381. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1985. “Divine Omniscience, Omnipotence and Future Contingents: An Overview,” in Divine Omniscience and Omnipotence in Medieval Philosophy (Synthese Historical Library: Volume 25), Tamar Rudavsky (ed.), Dordrecht: Kluwer, 3–22. (Scholar)
  • Nuchelmans, Gabriel, 1973. Theories of the Proposition: Ancient and Medieval Conceptions of the Bearers of Truth and Falsity, Amsterdam: North Holland, 195–208. (Scholar)
  • Oberman, Heiko A., 1962. “Facientibus quod in se est Deus non denegat gratiam: Robert Holcot, OP and the Beginnings of Luther’s Theology,” Harvard Theological Review, 55: 317–342. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1963. The Harvest of Medieval Theology: Gabriel Biel and Late Medieval Nominalism, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 235–248. (Scholar)
  • O’Mara, Philip, 1992. “Robert Holcot’s ‘Ecumenism’ and the Green Knight: Part I,” The Chaucer Review, 26(4): 329–342. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1963. “Holcot and the ‘Pearl’-Poet: Part II,” The Chaucer Review, 27(1): 97–106. (Scholar)
  • Rivers, Kimberly A., 2010. Preaching the Memory of Virtue and Vice: Memory, Images, and Preaching in the Late Middle Ages, Turnhout: Brepols. (Scholar)
  • Schepers, Heinrich, 1970. “Holkot contra dicta Crathorn: I. Quellenkritik und biographische Auswertung der Bakkalareatsschriften zweier Oxforder Dominikaner des XIV. Jahrhunderts.” Philosophisches Jahrbuch, 77: 320–354. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1972. “Holkot contra dicta Crathorn: II. Das ‘significatum per propositionem,’ Aufbau und Kritik einer nominalistischen Theorie über den Gegenstand des Wissens.” Philosophisches Jahrbuch, 79: 106–136. (Scholar)
  • Slotemaker, John T., 2014. “Robert Holcot the Homilist: A Sermon Index for Cambridge, Peterhouse 210,” Archa Verbi, 11: 73–123. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2015. “Omnis observator legis mosaycae iustus est apud Deum suum: Robert Holcot’s Theology of the Jews,” Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations, 10(1): 1–37 available online. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2016. “Robert Holcot’s Commentary on the Sentences of Peter Lombard: Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A.XI.36,” Manuscripta, 60(1): 93–101. (Scholar)
  • Slotemaker, John T. and Jeffrey C. Witt, 2015. Robert Holcot, Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2016. “Tristis est anima mea: The Suffering of Christ and Humanity in Robert Holcot’s Sermon 76,” Archa Verbi, 13: 103–134. (Scholar)
  • Smalley, Beryl, 1950–51. “Some Latin Commentaries on the Sapiential Books in the Late Thirteenth and Early Fourteenth Centuries,” Archives d’histoire doctrinale et littéraire du moyen âge, 25–26: 103–128. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1956. “Robert Holcot, OP,” Archivum Fratrum Praedicatorum, 26: 5–97. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1960. English Friars and Antiquity in the Early Fourteenth Century, Oxford: Blackwell, 133–202. (Scholar)
  • Spade, Paul Vincent, 1992. “If Obligationes Were Counterfactuals,” Philosophical Topics, 20: 171–188. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1993. “Opposing and Responding: A New Look at Positio,” Medioevo, 19: 232–257. (Scholar)
  • Streveler, Paul, 1976. “Robert Holkot on Future Contingencies: A Preliminary Account,” in Studies in Medieval Culture (Numbers 8–9), John R. Sommerfeldt and E. Rozanne Elder (eds.), Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University, 163–171. (Scholar)
  • Tachau, Katherine, 1982. “The Problem of the Species in medio at Oxford in the Generation after Ockham,” Mediaeval Studies, 44: 394–443. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1988. Vision and Certitude in the Age of Ockham: Optics, Epistemology and the Foundations of Semantics 1250–1345 (Studien und Texte zur geistesgeschichte des Mittelalters, Number 22), Leiden: E. J. Brill. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1987. “The Influence of Richard Campsall on 14th-Century Oxford Thought,” in From Ockham to Wyclif (Studies in Church History: Volume 5), Anne Hudson and Michael Wilks (eds.), Oxford: Boydell & Brewer, 109–123. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1987. “Wodeham, Crathorn, and Holcot: The Development of the complexe significabile,” in Logos and Pragma: Essays on the Philosophy of Language in Honor of Professor Gabriel Nuchelmans, L. M. de Riijk and H. A. G. Braakhuis (eds.), Nijmegen: Ingenium, 161–187. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1991. “Looking Gravely at Dominican Puns: The ‘Sermons’ of Robert Holcot and Ralph Friseby,” Traditio, 46: 337–345. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1991. “Richard Campsall as a Theologian: New Evidence,” in Historia Philosophiae Medii Aevi: Studien zur Geschichte der Philosophie des Mittelalters (Volume 2), Burkhard Mojsisch and Olaf Pluta (eds.), Amsterdam/Philadelphia: B. R. Grüner, 979–1002. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1994. “Robert Holcot on Contingency and Divine Deception,” in Filosofia e teologia nel trecento: Studi in ricordo di Eugenio Randi, Luca Bianchi (ed.), Louvain-la-neuve: Fédération internationale des instituts d’études médiévales, 157–196. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1995. “Introduction,” in Seeing the Future Clearly: Questions on Future Contingents, P. Streveler, K. Tachau, W. Courtenay and H. Gelber (eds.), Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1996. “Logic’s God and the Natural Order in Late Medieval Oxford: the Teaching of Robert Holcot,” Annals of Science, 53: 235–267. (Scholar)
  • Wey, J.C., 1949. “The Sermo finalis of Robert Holcot,” Mediaeval Studies, 11: 219–224. (Scholar)

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