Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 064: Hugo Ripelinus OP, Compendium ueritatis theologicae
Compendium veritatis theologicae
ff. 111 + 2
315 Height (mm) and 222 Width (mm)
[ca. 1400 - 1499]
On f. 1r is a pressmark (older than Parker's time, but seemingly of cent. xv-xvi) C. 23, possibly a late Norwich mark, and a note in another hand (xvi cent.): Autor huius operis Egidius archiep. bituri(c)ensis tritemius.
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Compendium ueritatis theologicae
The author of this manual of theology, Compendium ueritatis theologicae, contained in CCCC MS 64, dating to the early fifteenth century, is now known to be the Dominican, Hugo Ripelinus of Strasbourg (c. 1200-68). It was part of the medieval library of the college, given by Thomas Markaunt in 1439. The book was very popular in the late Middle Ages and was translated into vernacular languages such as German, but never into Middle English, although many Latin copies survive in English libraries. It is divided into seven books dealing with central issues of theology such as the natures of God and Christ, sin and virtue, the sacraments and the last things.