Berthold of Moosburg

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Berthold of Moosburg (died after 1361[1]) was a German Dominican theologian and neo-Platonist of the 14th century, teaching in Regensburg in 1327.[2]

His Expositio super Elementationem theologicam Procli, written between 1340 and 1361,[3] was a major statement of the importance for Platonism of Proclus.[4] He opposed his Christian-Platonic synthesis to Aristotelian philosophy.[5] His sources included Theodoric of Freiberg and Albertus Magnus.[6][7]


  • Expositio super elementationem theologicam Procli 184-211. De animabus, edited by Loris Sturlese, Rome, Edizioni di storia e letteratura, 1974.
  • Bertoldo di Moosburg, Tabula contentorum in Expositione super Elementationem theologicam Procli, edited by A. Beccarisi, Pisa, Scuola Normale Superiore, 2000.
  • Expositio super Elementationem theologicam Procli, in Corpus philosophorum Teutonicorum medii aevi, vol. 6, edited by Loris Sturlese:
    • 6/1: Prologus. Propositiones 1-13, Meiner, Hamburg 1984. ISBN 3-7873-0599-8
    • 6/2: Propositiones 14-34, Meiner, Hamburg 1986. ISBN 3-7873-0673-0
    • 6/3: Propositiones 35-65, Meiner, Hamburg 2001. ISBN 3-7873-1560-8
    • 6/4: Propositiones 66-107, Meiner, Hamburg 2003. ISBN 3-7873-1655-8
    • 6/6: Propositiones 136–159, Meiner, Hamburg 2007
    • 6/7: Propositiones 160-183, Meiner, Hamburg 2003


  • Markus Fűhrer, Stephen Gersh, Dietrich of Freiberg and Berthold of Moosburg, in Stephen Gersh (ed.), Interpreting Proclus from Antiquity to the Renaissance, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014, pp. 299-317.
  • Antonella Sannino, Berthold of Moosburg's Hermetic Sources, Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, Vol. 63, 2000 (2000), pp. 243–258


  1. Ashley/Dominicans: 3 Mystics 1300s Archived 2008-07-25 at the Wayback Machine
  2. Gieraths: Life in Abundance - 1 Archived April 4, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  3. D. N. Sedley, The Cambridge Companion to Greek and Roman Philosophy (2003), p. 327.
  4. André Vauchez, Richard Barrie Dobson, Michael Lapidge, Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages (2001), p. 1153.
  5. George Henry Radcliffe Parkinson, Stuart Shanker, Routledge History of Philosophy (1999), p. 235.
  6. Pasquale Porro, The Medieval Concept of Time: Studies on the Scholastic Debate and Its Reception in Early Modern Philosophy (2001), p. 29.
  7. Albert the Great (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

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