Richard Fishacre

(c. 1220—1248) Dominican friar and theologian

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Richard Fishacre was a Dominican friar, born in South Devon, in the diocese of Exeter, around the beginning of the thirteenth century. Since the Dominicans did not arrive in Exeter until 1232, it is most likely that he encountered them at Oxford. In any case, he entered the Dominicans as a master of arts in the late 1220s. It was under Robert Bacon that he studied theology. Later, they shared the role of master of theology at Blackfriars. Fishacre tells us that he had already lectured on the Bible before he began to lecture on the Sentences of Peter Lombard. When he did lecture on the Sentences, however, between 1241 and 1245, it was a notable event.


From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.

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