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 (ăl′kwĭn) also Al·bi·nus (ăl-bī′nəs) 735?-804.
Anglo-Saxon prelate and scholar who was a leader in the revival of learning in medieval Europe.
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(ˈælkwɪn) or


(Biography) 735–804 ad, English scholar and theologian; friend and adviser of Charlemagne
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(ˈæl kwɪn)
(Ealhwine Flaccus) A.D. 735–804, English theologian and scholar: teacher and adviser of Charlemagne.
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The 8th century English scholar, clergyman, poet and teacher, Alcuin, who acted as an adviser to the emperor Charlemagne, told him: Don't listen to those who keep saying that the voice of the people is the voice of God.
LOCHEARNHEAD Construction of 657 metre forest road and formation of bellmouth access at Ardtrostan Forest Road west of Allt Na Galanaich, South Loch Earn for Lady Jane Willoughby de Eresby; House at Bealach, Balquhidder for Mrs and Mr Abbey and Alcuin Arkotxa.
This is certainly not the place to rehash those manifold arguments--and ultimately I wish to suggest something different--but here it may be useful to recall Tom Shippey's assessment of Tolkien's treatment of Alcuin's scandalized inquiry: "What has Ingeld to do with Christ?" Shippey discusses the story of Ingeld ("as an example of the most extreme gap between good 'heroic' behavior and good Christian behavior") and Ingeld's father, Froda the peacemaker, whom Shippey reads as an inspiration for Frodo and as the mediating figure between pagan and Christian ideals (206).
He declares that in their efforts to make their society truly Christian, Carolingian moralists like 'Paulinus and Alcuin wrote nothing less than ideological manuals for the Frankish aristocracy' (p.
Under the terms of the acquisition, Headlam has acquired the entire issued share capital of Domus from Alcuin Capital Partners LLP and the senior management of Domus, on a cash-free, debt-free basis, for a total maximum consideration of GBP 35.4m.
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Martial of Limoges, offers an informative account of its role in private monastic prayer, and shows how its prayers reflect Alcuin's instructions for personal devotion.
And although, in reply to Charlemagne's question as to how good philosophers differed from Christians, Alcuin gave the Augustinian answer "through faith and baptism," many medievals tried, however tentatively, to follow the lead of Abelard, a vigorous partisan of the merits of the ancients, many of whom in pre-Christian times were saved and some of whom--so he was condemned for claiming--had even approached a knowledge of the Trinity.
For Alcuin of York (735-804), warned: "And those people should not be listened to who keep saying the voice of the people is the voice of God, since the riotousness of the crowd is always close to insanity." In the weeks to come David Cameron may well have pause to reflect on those words; and time too.
Matt 27:37; Mark 15:26), early medieval writers from Augustine and Prudentius to Bede and Alcuin hailed Hebrew, Greek, and Latin, in which Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews was written by Pontius Pilate above the cross.
A test of this method using the terms "Alcuin" AND "commentary," produced nine records with good precision.