Hugo of Castro-novo (Newcastle)

Hugo of Castro-Novo (Newcastle)

an English theologian, flourished, according to Wadding (Annall. Min. 3), about 1310. He belonged to the order of the Minimi, and was an ardent defender of the philosophy of Duns Scotus. He is said to have been the author of De Victoris Christi contra Antichristum (printed in 1471). But his most important work is De Laudibus B. Mariae (published 1697, 1698, 1704). It comprises twelve books, the first of which is a simple paraphrase of the angelical salutation (Luke 1, 26 sq.). The third book treats of the carnal prerogatives of Mary, the fourth of her virtues, the sixth of the names by which she is known, the seventh and eighth of the celestial and terrestrial objects to which she is ordinarily compared, etc. — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé, 25, 450 sq.

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