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Gilbert of Poitiers
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(de la Porrée, de Poitiers; c. 1080, Poitiers, France – Sep 4, 1154, Poitiers) studied with Hilary of Poitiers, Bernard of Chartres and Anselm of Laon. After canonries in Poitiers and Chartres, he taught in Paris and became bishop of Poitiers in 1142. In his commentaries on Boethius, Gilbert distinguished between speculative (physics, ethics, logic) and practical sciences (e.g. medicine). He divided physics into natural science, mathematics and theology. In order to understand theological concepts such as the Trinity, it must …

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Rieger, Reinhold, “Gilbert of Poitiers”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_08661>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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