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Rupert of Deutz
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(1075/1080, probably near Liège – 1129, Deutz), monastic theologian from the Benedictine abbey of St. Lawrence near Liège. Rupert’s criticism of the simony of Bishop Otbert of Liège during the Investiture Controversy led to his banishment for several years, an exile lamented in his Carmina de sancto Laurentio. In 1108/1109 he was ordained to the priesthood. A few years later, he wrote De divinis officiis, a meditation on the church year, which drew criticism from William of Saint-Thierry on account of its eucharistic doctrine. His De voluntate Dei, a treatise on evi…

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Holze, Heinrich, “Rupert of Deutz”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 11 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025107>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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