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Thomas Gallus

(d. 1246)


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(d. 1246),

mystical theologian. A canon of St-Victor in Paris (see Victorines), in 1219 he was sent to help establish a new foundation at Vercelli. He wrote commentaries on individual works of Dionysius the Pseudo-Areopagite and a synopsis of his whole system, making his work known in the West. He seems to have been the first to link Dionysius's apophatic theology with the idea that the deepest part of the human personality is the non-intellectual mystical faculty for apprehending God.

Subjects: Christianity.


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