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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Twelfth-century lovers Peter Abelard and Heloise face the destruction of their relationship under the church's hierarchy and find themselves at odds' with its anti-Semitism.
The individuum-theory is criticized by Peter Abelard and Joscelin of Soissons, and endorsed by Quoniam de generali as well as by the unpublished Isagoge commentary found in MS Paris, BnF, lat.
It was Peter Abelard who first wrote an ethical treatise in that spirit, thereby fostering centuries of Christian reflection about the specification of human actions.
We read of Peter Abelard's revelatory idea that love overcomes dogma as well as the appeal of Voltaire's Candide to helping community.
Nederman compare the trials of Peter Abelard and Gilbert of Poitiers, both of whom were vehemently pursued by Bernard, the powerful abbot of Clairvaux.
Medievalists gathered in Leeds, England during July 2011 for an international conference on interdisciplinary approaches to the work of Peter Abelard (1079-1142).
Then he profiles 13 key figures in the tradition, beginning with Justin Martyr and including Peter Abelard, Elizabeth I, Hannah Barnard, and Frederick Temple.
In the late fourteenth century, Petrarch had prepared his letters for publication using a Ciceronian model, and "[f]ollowing Petrarch, humanists classicized epistolarity via the ideal of the Ciceronian familiar letter (the letters of Seneca, Quintillian [sic] and Peter Abelard were also important)" (7).
Hitchcock's portrayal of the relevant personalities brings this history to life: "Peter Abelard (d.
Some rather prominent actors in this drama (Berengar of Tours, Peter Abelard, and Joachim of Fiore) receive only cursory attention, but the author may have marginalized them as less important to his argument.