Roger of Notingham

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Franciscan theologian; fl. 134358. A member of the Oxford friary, Roger was a bachelor in theology by 1343. Around the feast of SS. Peter and Paul (June 29) of that year, he completed a logical work on insoluble propositions, Insolubilia (Brit. Mus., MS Harley 3243, fol. 4950v). According to him all true "insolubles" are false, although many propositions are only mistakenly considered to be "insolubles." While it is certain that he lectured on the Sentences, only an "introitus" or introduction to the second book is extant. Since he is not listed among the first 67 lectors of the Oxford friary, it is probable that he became master in theology after 1350. In 1358 he was one of the five franciscans of that friary licensed by simonislip to preach in the Archdiocese of Canterbury. The extant theological fragment suggests that he followed the tradition of robert grosseteste, bonaventure, richard rufus, and duns scotus.

Bibliography: a. b. emden, A Biographical Register of the University of Oxford to A. D. 1500 (Oxford 195759) 2:1377. e. a. synan, "The 'Introitus ad sententias' of Roger Nottingham, O.F.M.," Mediaeval Studies 25 (1963) 259279.

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