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Berengar of Tours
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(c. 1000, Tours – Jan 6, 1088, St. Côme near Tours) studied with Fulbert in Chartres, and became the head and chancellor of the school of Tours, where he taught the Trivium ( Artes liberales ). He advised the count of Anjou and was archdeacon of Angers. His eucharistic doctrine, over which he became embroiled in a fierce dispute with Lanfranc of Pavia, was condemned in 1050 at synods in Rome and Vercelli, and, finally, in 1079, in Rome. In 1054 and 1059, he was required to make an orthodox confession in Tours and Rome, a confession which h…

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Rieger, Reinhold, “Berengar of Tours”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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