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William of Auvergne
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(c. 1180, Aurillac – Mar 30, 1249, Paris). After receiving his master’s in theology and becoming a canon in Paris in 1225, William was ordained to the priesthood and became bishop of Paris in 1228. In 1229 he created a university chair for Roland of Cremona, the first Dominican to come to Paris; when Alexander of Hales joined the Franciscans in 1236, he occupied his first chair at the same university. In his own theology, William stood in the Augustinian tradition and criticized the growing favor of Aristotelianism, mediated through Arab scholars. His most important work, Ma…

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Rieger, Reinhold, “William of Auvergne”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_124258>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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