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Honorius of Autun
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(Honorius Augustodunensis; 1080/1090 – c. 1150, Weih St. Peter). A Benedictine friar, Honorius of Autun was probably a disciple of Anselm of Canterbury. Around the year 1100, he wrote the Elucidarium in Canterbury, a didactic theological dialogue that became widely circulated. His historico-theological exegesis of the Song of Songs was written in Regensburg, as was his world history Summa totius and the Clavis physicae, the latter being dependent on John Scotus Eriugena. Honorius was above all a compiler, but with popularizing and systematizing aims.

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Rieger, Reinhold, “Honorius of Autun”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 31 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_10059>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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