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Gottschalk of Orbais
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(806/808 – 866/870, Haut-villers, France), entered the monastery in Fulda as the oblate of his noble family, became friends with Walahfrid Strabo in the Reichenau, and was, against his will, inducted as a monk by Rabanus Maurus, from which a synod in Mainz released him in 829. Nevertheless, he permitted himself as a monk from Orbais to be ordained to the priesthood. On his journey to Italy, his doctrine of double predestination caused a scandal so that Hrabanus had him condemned and expelled in 848 at a synod in Mainz. Following a renewed condemn…

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Rieger, Reinhold, “Gottschalk of Orbais”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_08949>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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