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Biel, Gabriel
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(c. 1413/1414, Speyer – Dec 7, 1495, near Tübingen), a late scholastic theologian, studied (1432) and taught (1438 M.A.) the artes liberalis in Heidelberg at least until 1441. He studied theology from 1451 in Erfurt (1457 lic.theol.) with an interlude from 1453 to 1455 in Cologne. Depending on his place of study, Biel's philosophical and theological epistemology was nominalist (Nominalism), specifically Occamist (William of Occam), but he became acquainted in Cologne with Thomism (Thomas Aquinas). From Christmas 1457 to the end of 1464, Biel was cathedr…

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Werbeck, Wilfrid, “Biel, Gabriel”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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