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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.

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    "What in your opinion..." per...haps not the best place to ask this...Close votes will be after you in no time. – Rohit Jun 16 '18 at 16:35
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    What research have you done so far? This sounds much like a homework question, in which case, what does your textbook say? – John Dallman Jun 16 '18 at 17:51
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    Please help me out here: This is not a question meant to stir debate. It is meant to understand the past. 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. – Chrystomath Jun 17 '18 at 8:02
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    Please edit the research comments into the question. Then edit the he auestion away from opinion, without making it a list question. Difficult, but doable. I cannot do it from cellphone, but will try tomorrow from laptop unl ss some other helpful person beats me to it. – Mark C. Wallace Jun 17 '18 at 9:53
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    This could be a good and interesting question if edited. – AllInOne Jun 18 '18 at 12:48

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