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Nicholas of Strasbourg
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[German Version]

(first traceable 1318 – after 1331), Dominican, lecturer in Cologne (?). As official visitor for the Dominican province of Teutonia, Nicholas was involved in the trial of Meister Eckhart. Some of his German sermons and a treatise De adventu Christi have survived, and ten German treatises are attributed to him. His Summa is a compilation of excerpts constituting a handbook on philosophy. His goal was to establish Thomism, as is clear from his definition of accidents: against Dietrich of Freiberg, he emphasized that it is possible to conceive of accidents apa…

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Kandler, Karl-Hermann, “Nicholas of Strasbourg”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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