Henry of Ghent

Henry of Ghent, who taught initially in the Faculty of Arts in Paris before 1276 and subsequently in the Faculty of Theology in Paris from 1276 until his death in 1293, was an important and influential thinker. His two major works, namely his fifteen Quodlibeta and his Quaestiones Ordinariae (Summa), along with his previously unedited works, are currently being edited in the series Henrici de Gandavo Opera omnia by the DeWulf-Mansion Center (Dr. Prof. Carlos Steel, Director) of the Higher Institute of Philosophy at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. Launched in the 1970s by Dr. Raymond Macken, who served as the first general coordinator, the series is now coordinated by Prof. Gordon A. Wilson of the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

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Quaestiones Ordinariae (Summa)

Works Attributed to Henry of Ghent

Volumes in the Henrici de Gandavo Opera Omnia Series

The Opera omnia of Henry of Ghent is currently being edited by Leuven University.  Printed volumes (Latin text, critical apparatuses, introduction, critical study, and tables) are available by Leuven University Press. The Press also makes available electronic versions of some of the volumes in the series. The following volumes have been printed to date or are currently in preparation.

Dewulf-Mansion Centre Ancient and Medieval Philosophy Series 2

Henrici de Gandavo Opera Omnia Editionem curandis praest G. A. Wilson

I.R. Macken, Bibliotheca manuscripta Henrici de Gandavo. I. Catalogue A-P, 1979, xviii-677pp.
II.R. Macken, Bibliotheca manuscripta Henrici de Gandavo. II. Catalogue Q-Z. Répertoire, 1979, xix-xxii + 678-1306 pp + 34 extra-textual plates   (pp. xxiii-liv).
V.Quodlibet I (R. Macken), 1979, xciv + 262 pp. + 12 extra-textual plates.
VI.Quodlibet II (R. Wielockx), 1983, xlviii-166 pp.
VII.Quodlibet III (K. Emery, Jr.) (in preparation).
VIII.Quodlibet IV (G.J. Etzkorn – G.A. Wilson), 2011, lxx-439pp.
X.Quodlibet VI (G.A. Wilson) 1987, lxvi-313 pp. + 2 extra-textual plates.
XI.Quodlibet VII (G.A. Wilson) 1991, lxxix-341 pp.
XII.Quodlibet VIII (P. Porro – M. Leone) (in preparation).
XIII.Quodlibet IX (R. Macken) 1983, xcii-362 pp.
XIV.Quodlibet X (R. Macken) 1981, cxxvi-333 pp. + 8 extra-textual plates.
XVI.Quodlibet XII, q. 1-30 (J. Decorte) 1987, lxvi-276 pp.
XVII.Quodlibet XIIq. 31 (Tractatus super facto praelatorum et fratrum) (L. Hödl-M. Haverals, cum Introd. hist. L. Hödl) 1989, clxx-292 pp.
XVIII.Quodlibet XIII (J. Decorte) 1985, lxxxiv-267 pp. + 4 extra-textual plates.
XIX.Quodlibet XIV (J.V. Brown-B.P. Buchwald) (in preparation).
XX.Quodlibet XV (G.J. Etzkorn-G.A. Wilson) 2007, lx-200 pp.
XXI.Summa (Quaestiones ordinariae), art. i-v (G.A. Wilson) 2004, cii-402 pp.
XXII.Summa (Quaestiones ordinariae), art. vi-x (M. Leone) (in preparation).
XXIII.Summa (Quaestiones ordinariae), art. xi-xv (K. Emery, Jr.) (in preparation).
XXV.Summa (Quaestiones ordinariae), art. xxi-xxiv (M. Pickavé) (in preparation).
XXVI.Summa (Quaestiones ordinariae), art. xxv-xxx (S. Negri) (in preparation).
XXVII.Summa (Quaestiones ordinariae), art. xxxi-xxxiv. (R. Macken, cum Introd. generali ad edit. crit. Summae a L. Hödl) 1991, cil-267 pp. + 8 extra-textual plates.
XXVIII.Summa (Quaestiones ordinariae), art. xxxv-xl (G.A. Wilson) 2004, lxxxviii-324 pp. + 2 extra-textual plates.
XXIX.Summa (Quaestiones ordinariae), art. xli-xlvi (L. Hödl) 1998, c-176 pp.
XXX.Summa (Quaestiones ordinariae), art. xlvii-lii (M. Führer) 2007, lviii-298 pp.
XXXI.Summa (Quaestiones ordinariae), art. liii-lv (G. Wilson-G. Etzkorn), 2014, lxii-442.
XXXII.Summa (Quaestiones ordinariae), art. lvi-lix (G. Wilson) (assigned).
XXXIII.Summa (Quaestiones ordinariae), art. lx-lxii (G. Wilson-G. Etzkorn), (in preparation)
XXXVI.Lectura ordinaria super S. Scripturam (attributed) (R. Macken), 1980, xxxii-290 pp. + 4 extra-textual plates.
XXXVII.Syncategoremata (attributed) (H. A. G. Braakhuis, G.J. Etzkorn, G.A. Wilson) 2010, lviii-85pp.
XXXVIII.Quaestiones variae Henrico de Gandavo adscriptae (G.J. Etzkorn) 2008, xviii-120 pp.


Editions Online

Some of the editions in the Leuven edition of the Opera Omnia of Henry of Ghent are now available online through Leuven University Press’s website http://upers.kuleuven.be/en/eshop. Follow the link “Download.”

Henry of Ghent’s Quodlibeta, edited by Zuccolius, is now available online at the following links:

Manuscripts Online

As more libraries digitize their collections, more manuscripts of Henry of Ghent will be available on line.



  • General Coordinator of the Henry of Ghent series: Gordon Wilson, gwilson@ret.unca.edu
  • Institute of Philosophy, K.U. Leuven: Carlos Steel, Carlos.Steel@hiw.kuleuven.be
  • Leuven University Press: Marike Schipper, Marike.Schipper@upers.kuleuven.be

Henry of Ghent Editorial Board

  • Carlos Steel, K.U.Leuven, Carlos.Steel@hiw.kuleuven.be
  • Russell Friedman, K.U. Leuven, Russell.Friedman@hiw.kuleuven.be
  • Guy Guldentops, Universität Köln, guy.guldentops@uni-koeln.de
  • Pasquale Porro, University of Bari, pasquale.porro@libero.it
  • Kent Emery, Jr., University of Notre Dame, Kent.Emery.1@nd.edu
  • Gordon Wilson, University of North Carolina at Asheville, gwilson@unca.edu


  • Kent Emery, Jr., Kent.Emery.1@nd.edu
  • Pasquale Porro, pasquale.porro@libero.it
  • Marilucrezia Leone, Marialucrezia.Leone@hiw.kuleuven.be
  • Girard Etzkorn, getzkorn@frontiernet.net
  • Robert Wielockx, wielockx@pusc.it
  • Martin Pickavé, martin.pickave@utoronto.ca
  • Giorgio Pini, pini@fordham.edu
  • Henk Braakhuis, hagbraakhuis@planet.nl
  • Markus Führer, fuehrer@augsburg.edu
  • Jerome Brown, jvbrown@netrover.com
  • Betsey Price, BPrice@glendon.yorku.ca
  • Silvia Negri, fedeesilvia@libero.it
  • Ludwig Hödl: Ruhr-Univ. Kath.-Theol. Fakultät
    Universitätsstraße 150
    44801 Bochum

Working Bibliography of Henry of Ghent