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Images of Abelard and Heloise

Constant J. Mews

in Abelard and Heloise

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780195156881
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835423 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195156889.003.0002

Series: Great Medieval Thinkers

 Images of Abelard and Heloise

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Images of Abelard and Heloise. This chapter discusses images of Abelard and Heloise from the 12th to the 20th centuries. It observes how the controversial character of their relationship, as well as accusations of heresy made by St. Bernard have created stereotyped images of Abelard and Heloise as rebels against authority and the religious life that do not do full justice to their intellectual achievement. They were not lovers, but thinkers.

Keywords: Abelard; Heloise; authority; heresy; religious life; lovers

Chapter.  6038 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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