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Peter of Vienna (Petrus Wiensis)
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(c. 1120/1130 – 1183, Zwettl [?]). In 1153 Peter, a disciple of Gilbert of Poitiers, engaged in an epistolary dispute with Gerhoch of Reichersberg. From 1158 to 1161 he was active as a magister in Vienna. Probably while still in France, he wrote the Zwettler Summa, the most important work on systematic theology of the Porretan school, in which he defended Gilbert’s distinction between the nature and the person of God. The work comprises four sections on the Trinity, the incarnation of God, and the sacraments. Peter had conta…

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Rieger, Reinhold, “Peter of Vienna (Petrus Wiensis)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 31 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024495>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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