Raimundus Lullus: an Introduction to His Life, Works and Thought
Mathematician, philosopher, logician, Franciscan, and inventor of the Ars Magna, a logic machine (with actual cranks and levers) that aimed to break down the distinctions between philosophy and theology.
Although considered a martyr by the Catholic Church, he was never canonized, as his efforts to bridge natural and supernatural truth were considered dangerous. He remains a fascinating figure, and an important contributor to Catalan literature.
This is the first comprehensive introduction to his work in English (nearly 280 works written in his lifetime). It includes a detailed biography and chronological catalogue, and extensive essays detailing his writing, ideas and influence.
Turnhout: Brepols & Publishers, 2008. ISBN: 9782503526102. xiv, 564 pp. 4to. Illus. Series: Corpus Christianorum, Continuatio Mediaevalis, 214; Supplementum Lullianum, 2. Near fine. Hardcover.
Edited by Alexander Fidora and Josep E. Rubio. Translated by Anna A. Akasoy and Magnus Ryan.