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Gerard of Abbeville

(d. 1272) Secular theologian, he founded the college of Sorbonne with Robert of Sorbonne. Following William of St-Amour, he disputed against the possibility of mendicant teaching ...

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(Lat., ‘whithersoever you please’). An academic exercise in medieval universities. Originally it was a voluntary disputation in which a master undertook to deal with any question raised by any of the ...
Thomas Aquinas, St

Thomas Aquinas, St (1225–74)   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 rev. ed.)

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...exposition of Job. In 1265 he was sent to Rome to direct a Dominican studium at Santa Sabina. Here he began the Summa Theologiae , originally designed as a handbook for friars not bound for university study. Throughout his time in Italy he held regular disputations, incl. those on power, on evil, and on spiritual creatures. In 1268 Thomas returned to Paris; he held one of the Dominican chairs of theology in the university until 1272 . He was involved in controversy not only with Gerard d'Abbeville and other secular masters over the rights of the...

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