What actual theses were controversial and caused a stir at the time (not today) in the sense of having the most amount of written response? What specific questions were defended in actual theses by scholars at the time, along the line of:
- What is the order of the outer heavens?
- Jesus had no possessions
- How many angels fit on a pinhead? (though I doubt this was a real thesis!)
The Scholastics date from approximately the 13th to the 15th centuries, during which time the early European philosophers such as Albertus Magnus, Thomas Aquinas, Duns Scotus, etc., made their mark. Their philosophy is still hotly discussed today.
I have done research, but my research is complicated by a form of historical survivor bias. Today we get the impression that the most important topic in medieval universities was nominalism, but I'm certain the questions were much more theological. My goal is to understand the topics they discussed, not just the ones that are most interesting to the modern mind.