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Bede

Bede  

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(673–735,historian and scholar, when young placed in the charge of Benedict Biscop, the abbot of Wearmouth. From there he went in 682 to Jarrow, where he spent most of his life. He was a diligent ...
Benedict XIII

Benedict XIII  

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(d. 1423), antipope at Avignon from 1394 to 1417. Pedro de Luna took part in the election of Urban VI, but later supported the antipope Clement VII. He succeeded him, largely because he promised to ...
Cambridge University

Cambridge University  

Like many medieval universities, Cambridge dates its existence from no formal act of Foundation and from no certain date. It is usually thought to take its origins from a settlement ...
Catherine of Siena

Catherine of Siena  

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(1347(1333?)–1380),mystic member of the Dominican Third Order; since 1970, Doctor of the Church. The youngest of the twenty or more children of a Sienese dyer, Giacomo Benincasa, Catherine from an ...
Congregation for the Causes of Saints

Congregation for the Causes of Saints  

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Established in 1969, when the Congregation of Rites was divided, it deals with beatification and canonization procedures, those for declaring ‘Doctors of the Church’, and with the authentication and ...
convent

convent  

1 Company of men or women living in the discipline of a religious Order and under one Superior.2 The institution founded for (1).3 A nunnery, i.e. a convent for women only.
Council of Constance

Council of Constance  

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The 16th ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church (1414–18), which brought to an end the Great Schism.
cross

cross  

A variety of crosses appeared regularly in medieval liturgical contexts. Processional and churchyard crosses were standard medieval European church furniture, while archiepiscopal or papal crosses, ...
dean

dean  

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A title which has two distinct meanings in higher education. It may be used to confer status on a head of department or faculty, in which case the full title will indicate this, as in ‘dean of ...
degrees, academic

degrees, academic  

In the schools of the 12th c. and at the beginning of the creation of the universities, there was only a single degree, that of licence to teach (licentia docendi).[...]
Fathers of the Church

Fathers of the Church  

The early Christian writers, a term usually applied to those of the first five centuries. Sometimes the Greek and Latin fathers are distinguished, the former including Clement of Alexandria, Origen, ...
Henry Chichele

Henry Chichele  

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(c.1362–1443).Archbishop of Canterbury. The son and brother of prominent London merchants, Chichele was an original fellow of New College, Oxford. From 1406 he was in royal service as an ambassador, ...
Henry of Ghent

Henry of Ghent  

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(c.1217–93)Belgian theologian and significant Augustinian thinker. Henry taught theology at Paris, managing a fusion of Aristotelianism, doctrines derived from Avicenna, and the more platonic ...
Hostiensis

Hostiensis  

(c.1200–71), canonist. Henry de Bartholomaeis or Henry de Susa was commonly known as Hostiensis because he was Cardinal-Bishop of Ostia from 1262. His main works are his Summa, which provides a ...
Hugh of St Cher

Hugh of St Cher  

(d. 1264) Dominican theologian and cardinal.Papal adviser and legate, he played a major role at the Council of Lyons (1245). Under his direction the Dominicans revised the text of ...
Isidore of Seville

Isidore of Seville  

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(570–636,archbishop of Seville, an encyclopaedic writer; author of Origenes or Etymologiae. Much of this is fantastic, but it can be seen as one of the first texts in the encyclopaedic tradition in ...
Jean le Charlier de Gerson

Jean le Charlier de Gerson  

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(1363–1429).French churchman and spiritual writer. All his life he was concerned for a true reform of the Church by a renewal of the spirit of prayer and sacrifice. He ...
Jean Lemoine

Jean Lemoine  

(c.1250–1313)Politician and “intermediary”, Jean Lemoine studied philosophy and theology and was received as doctor in utroque. His ecclesiastical career began at Amiens (canon) before taking him to ...
Jerome

Jerome  

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(c.341–420),monk and Doctor of the Church. Born at Strido, near Aquileia, in Dalmatia, Jerome was well educated, first by his father, then by the grammarian Donatus at Rome. After this he studied ...
Johannes Andreae

Johannes Andreae  

(c.1270–1348)Born at Rifredo near Florence, Johannes Andreae (Giovanni di Andrea) died of plague at Bologna. He studied theology, canon law (he was received as doctor “despite himself” between 1296 ...

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