Peter the Chanter

(d. 1197)

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(d. 1197),

theologian. He was one of the most influential masters at Paris in the late 12th cent. He concentrated on practical questions of ethics, and by his discussion of concrete cases for the guidance of confessors he contributed to the doctrine of circumstances to be observed in the administration of Penance. He strongly condemned the use of ordeals in the administration of justice.

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

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