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Ludolf of Saxony
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(c. 1300, northern Germany – Apr 10, 1378, Straßburg). Initially a Dominican, he was a Carthusian after c. 1340 (Straßburg, Coblenz [Prior], Mainz, Straßburg). His major work is the Vita Jesu Christi, a work based on the gospel harmony of Zacharias of Besançon (Chrysopolitanus, first half of the 12th cent.), early church authors and medieval, meditative and historicizing Jesus literature. It does not simply recount Jesus' life, but seeks, in individual sections (structured according to the scheme of lectio, meditatio and oratio and enriched by introductions an…

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Köpf, Ulrich, “Ludolf of Saxony”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_13223>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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