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Robert of Melun
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(c. 1100 – Feb 2, 1167, Hereford), pupil of Abelard and Hugh of St. Victor in Paris; 1137, M.A. in Paris. Robert’s pupils included Thomas Becket and John of Salisbury. Robert was a theologian in Melun; he was an opponent of Gilbert of Poitiers and Peter Lombard. In 1160 he became arch-deacon of Oxford and in 1163 bishop of Hereford. His magnum opus, the Sententiae, deals in its first book with the salvific events of the Old Testament, with the doctrine of God and the Trinity, and anthropology. Its second book deals with the salvific events of…

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Rieger, Reinhold, “Robert of Melun”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025013>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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