This article gives an interpretative reading of the Centheologicon of Heymeric de Campo, beginning with the theological sources of the twelfth century drawn on by Heymeric in his work, in particular Richard of Saint Victor and Nicholas of Amiens. The starting point of the examination is the difficulty in finding a genre for Centheologicon, a work which does fit into the standard classification of scholastic philosophy and theology (first paragraph). The article provides an answer to the problem through a consideration of Heymeric’s re-use of both the exegetical theology of Richard (second section) and the axiomatic model derived from Nicholas of Amiens (third section), looked at together with other discourses on the Divine Principle and with the De pace fidei of Nicholas of Cusa. In the conclusions, Centheologicon is defined as a set of ‘models of theological discourse’ and, at the same time, seen as a model for the establishment of a specific theology in the fifteenth century.
Keywords: Centheologicon, Heymeric de Campo, twelfth- century theology, Richard of Saint Victor, Nicholas of Amiens, De pace fidei, Nicholas of Cusa, re-use, source, exegetical theology, axiomatic theology, School of Chartres, Humanism, fifteenth-century theology, ecumenism