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William of Auvergne

(c. 1180—1249)


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(c.1180–1249),

philosopher and theologian. He became Bp. of Paris in 1228. He was a protector of the mendicant orders and exercised influence at the court of Louis IX. His prolific writings mainly form a vast philosophico-theological encyclopedia, the Magisterium Divinale ac Sapientale. He used Aristotelian language and principles of scientific procedure, but remained wary of many Aristotelian doctrines.

Subjects: Christianity — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).


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