Linked bibliography for the SEP article "Peter John Olivi" by Robert Pasnau and Juhana Toivanen

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A comprehensive list of critical editions of Olivi’s works has been published in König-Pralong, Ribordy, and Suarez-Nani (eds.), 2010, 463–71. The list below contains works cited in the present entry, as well as a selection of his philosophically most important works.

  • “De perlegendis philosophorum libris,” ed. F. Delorme, Antonianum 16 (1941): 37–44. (Scholar)
  • “Epistola ad fratrem R.,” ed. S. Piron et al., Archivum Franciscanum Historicum 91 (1998): 33–64. [Correspondence related to the 1283 condemnation.] (Scholar)
  • “Impugnatio quorundam articulorum Arnaldi Galliardi, art. 19,” ed. S. Piron, in Pierre de Jean Olivi—Philosophe et théologien (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2010), 453–62. (Scholar)
  • Lectura super Apocalypsim, ed. W. Lewis (St. Bonaventure: Franciscan Institute, 2016).
  • Lectura super Proverbia et Lectura super Ecclesiasten, ed. J. Schlageter (Grottaferrata: Editiones Collegii S. Bonaventurae, 2003).
  • Peter of John Olivi on Genesis, ed. D. Flood (St. Bonaventure, NY: Franciscan Institute, 2007). [Latin edition.]
  • Peter of John Olivi on the Acts of the Apostles, ed. D. Flood (St. Bonaventure, NY: Franciscan Institute, 2001). [Latin edition.]
  • Peter of John Olivi on the Bible, ed. D. Flood & G. Gál (St. Bonaventure, NY: Franciscan Institute, 1997). [Latin edition.]
  • “Petri Iohannis Olivi Tractatus de verbo,” ed. R. Pasnau, Franciscan Studies (Essays in Honor of Fr. Gedeon Gál) 53 (1993) 121–53. [Excerpt from the Commentary on the Gospel of John. Published in 1997.] (Scholar)
  • Quaestio de usu paupere and Tractatus de usu paupere, ed. D. Burr (Florence: Olschki, 1992). [Olivi’s strict and therefore controversial views on how to understand the Franciscan vow of poverty.]
  • Quaestiones de incarnatione et redemptione. Quaestiones de virtutibus, ed. A. Emmen and E. Stadter (Grottaferrata: Editiones Collegii S. Bonaventurae, 1981). [Latin edition of Summa Bk. III.] (Scholar)
  • Quaestiones de novissimis ex Summa super IV sententiarum, ed. P. Maranesi (Grottaferrata: Editiones Collegii S. Bonaventurae, 2004). [Latin edition of some questions from Summa Bk. IV.] (Scholar)
  • Quaestiones de perfectione evangelica q. 8: “An status altissimae paupertatis sit simpliciter melior omni statu divitiarum,” ed. J. Schlageter, Das Heil der Armen und das Verderben der Reichen: Petrus Johannis Olivi OFM: Die Frage nach der höchsten Armut, 73–210 (Werl: Dietrich-Coelde, 1989). [= QPE] (Scholar)
  • Quaestiones in primum librum Sententiarum, in Quaestiones in secundum librum Sententiarum (Volume 3, Appendix), ed. B. Jansen (Quaracchi: Collegium S. Bonaventurae, 1926). [= Summa I] (Scholar)
  • Quaestiones in secundum librum Sententiarum (Bibliotheca Franciscana Scholastica 4–6), ed. B. Jansen (Quaracchi: Collegium S. Bonaventurae, 1922–26). [= Summa II] [Latin edition of Summa Bk. II. Includes selected questions from Bk. I.] (Scholar)
  • Quaestiones logicales, ed. S. Brown, Traditio 42 (1986) 335–88.
  • Quid ponat ius vel dominium, ed. F. Delorme and S. Piron, Oliviana 5 (2016), available online [= Summa IV q. 1] (Scholar)
  • Quodlibeta quinque, ed. S. Defraia (Grottaferrata: Editiones Collegii S. Bonaventurae ad Claras Aquas, 2002).
  • Tractatus de contractibus, in Pierre de Jean Olivi, Traité des contrats, ed. & trans. S. Piron. Bibliothèque scolastique 5 (Paris, Les Belles-Lettres, 2012).
  • “Tria scripta apologetica,” ed. D. Laberge, Archivum Franciscanum Historicum 28 (1935) 115–55, 374–407. [Edits Olivi’s responses to the charges brought against him in 1283.] (Scholar)


  • Commentary on the Gospel of Mark, trans. R.J. Karris (St. Bonaventure, NY: Franciscan Institute, 2011).
  • “De perlegendis philosophorum libris,” trans. C. König-Pralong, O. Ribordy & T. Suarez-Nani, in Pierre de Jean Olivi—Philosophe et théologien (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2010), 409–50. (Scholar)
  • La matière, trans. T. Suarez-Nani et al. (Paris: Vrin, 2009). [French translation of Summa II, qq. 16–21.] (Scholar)
  • Quelle réalite construit le droit ou le pouvoir? Trans. S. Piron, Oliviana 2016. [French translation of Quid ponat ius.]
  • Questions sur la foi: Traduction des questions VIII et IX de virtutibus, trans. N. Faucher (Paris: Vrin, 2021). [French translation of selected questions from Summa III.]
  • “The Mental Word” (= Tractatus de verbo), in R. Pasnau (tr.) Cambridge Translations of Medieval Philosophical Texts. Volume 3: Mind and Knowledge (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002) 136–51.
  • “The Sum of Questions on The Sentences [of Peter Lombard],” trans. D. Flood & O. Bychkov, Franciscan Studies, 66 (2008), pp. 83–99. [English translation of Summa I q. 1.] (Scholar)
  • Treatise on Contracts, trans. R. Thornton & M. Cusato (St. Bonaventure, NY: Franciscan Institute Publications, 2016). [English translation of Tractatus de contractibus.]
  • “Why the Human Soul Cannot Be the Form of the Body” (= Summa II q. 51), in Basic Issues in Medieval Philosophy, ed. R. N. Bosley & M. M. Tweedale (Peterborough: Broadview Press, 2006).

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