Peter Abelard

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Noun1.Peter Abelard - French philosopher and theologianPeter Abelard - French philosopher and theologian; lover of Heloise (1079-1142)
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After a brief introduction relating Pasquier's Pourparler du Prince to the medieval disputatio, Perigot's part 1 tackles the latter's definition, difference from lectio, origins, essential link to dialectic, and use by a number of medieval writers including Anselm, Abelard, Peter Lombard, Albertus Magnus, Saint Thomas (who rates a chapter to himself), and the Terminists.
He argues that the incident shows that confession may be dispensed with in order to protect the church from scandal.(107) According to Abelard, Peter did not confess lest knowledge of his denial shake the faith of the new church.
Wife of the theologian and philosopher Abelard, Peter, with whom she was involved in one of the best known love tragedies of history.