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Peter Lombard
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(1095/1100, near Novara, Lombardy – Jul 21/22, 1160, Paris). After studying in northern Italy and Reims, Peter came to Paris c. 1135 as an outsider; by 1145 he was already one of the most important teachers in the cathedral school. On Jul 28, 1159, he was consecrated bishop of Paris, but he was unable to distinguish himself in that office. In his years of teaching, he produced glosses (Glossa ordinaria) on the Psalms (PL 191, 55–1296) and the Pauline Epistles, also called the magna (or maior) glossatura (PL 191, 1297–1696; 192, 9–520), as well as four books of Sententiae (crit…

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Köpf, Ulrich, “Peter Lombard”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 14 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024485>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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