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The Formulation of the Faith

Colin Morris

in The Papal Monarchy

Published in print July 1991 | ISBN: 9780198269250
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600708 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198269250.003.0016

Series: Oxford History of the Christian Church

 The Formulation of the Faith

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Serious theological thinking still tended to be monastic, but cathedral schools were increasingly applying methods derived from logic to theology: an approach in which Abelard was famous. Some of these thinkers were notable for the value, which they ascribed to human relationships, in particular, to ‘friendship’. Such concerns lay behind the growing devotion to the crucified humanity of Christ and the doctrine of purgatory.

Keywords: Abelard; Aelred of Rievaulx; Antichrist; crucifix; eschatology; friendship; heavenly Jerusalem; Hugh of St Victor; humanism; Lombard; penance; purgatory

Chapter.  12238 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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