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Thomas of Strasbourg
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(late 13th cent., Hagenau – 1357, Vienna), OESA. Thomas studied in Padua c. 1316, then served as lector at the house of studies of the Augustinian Hermits in Strasbourg; in 1337 he earned his doctorate in theology at Paris. In 1343 he became the provincial of the Augustinians’ province of Rhineland-Swabia and in 1345 prior general of the order; in that office, he augmented the constitutions of 1290. His commentary on the Sentences, first printed in 1490, earned him a reputation as a comprehensible and incisive theological teacher. As a rule, he adopt…

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Zschoch, Hellmut, “Thomas of Strasbourg”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 07 April 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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