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Henry of Kalkar
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(1328, Kalkar – Dec 20, 1408, Cologne). Henry of Kalkar received the M.A. in Paris in 1357, and later the Bacc.theol. Renouncing already acquired benefices, he entered the Charterhouse of Cologne (Carthusians) in 1365. From 1368 to 1396, he held leading positions in charterhouses near Arnhem and Roermond, in Cologne, and near Strasbourg, while also officiating as visitor of his province from 1375 onward. In performing the spiritual dimension of these offices, he developed a devotional theology of monastic discipleship which aimed to achieve …

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Leppin, Volker, “Henry of Kalkar”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_09560>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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