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Peter Lombard (1100?-1160) Italian LOGIC, REASON, BLIND SPOTS

Italian theologian whose Sententiarum Libri IV (1148-1151) had an important influence on official Catholic doctrine concerning the sacraments.

John of Salisbury (~1115-~1180) LOGIC BOOD

Thomas A' Becket (1118-1170) RELIGION TRUTH REASON

Saint Thomas ä. 1118?-1170. English Roman Catholic martyr. Chancellor to Henry II after 1154, he was appointed archbishop of Canterbury (1162) and fell into disfavor with the king. Charged with misappropriating crown funds (1164), Becket fled the country. Upon his return (1170) he was embroiled in the controversy surrounding Henry's appointment of his son as archbishop of York and was murdered by four knights in Canterbury Cathedral. He was canonized in 1173.

Averroes  (1126-1198) Islamic, Double Truth

A·ver·ro·ës or A·ver·rho·ës (1126-1198). Spanish-Arab physician and philosopher best known for his commentaries on Aristotle. Although he was a Moslem, his work was most influential among medieval Christian theologians.

Genghis Kahn (1167-1227)

Genghis Khan also Jen·ghis Khan or Jen·ghiz Khan . Originally Temujin. 1162?-1227. Mongol conqueror who united the Mongol tribes and in 1206 took the name Genghis Khan ("supreme conqueror"). He annexed northern China, central Asia, Iran, and southern Russia.

Dominic (1170?-1221)

Spanish-born priest who preached against the Albigensian heresy and founded the Dominican order of friars (1216).

Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) Italian

Saint. 1182?-1226. Italian Roman Catholic monk who founded the Franciscan order (1209) and inspired followers with his devotion, simple living, and love of nature. He was canonized in 1228.


Vincent of Beauvais (1184?-1264?)

[Vincent wrote a three part Speculum (Mirror) Naturale, Historiale, Doctrinale in which Book Three of Doctrinale deals with logic, rhetoric and poetics. see R500p15. It would be interesting to know what he said on these subjects. This has probably not been translated to English]

Albertus, Magnus (1206-1280)

Al·bertus Magnus, Saint. Originally Albert, Count von Bollstadt. 1206?-1280. German religious philosopher noted as the teacher of Thomas Aquinas.

Middle Term, taught Thomas Aquinas

Roger Bacon (1214?-1294?)

Known as "the Admirable Doctor." 1214?-1292. English friar, scientist, and philosopher whose Opus Majus (1267) argued that Christian studies should encompass the sciences.

Thomas Aquinas (1224?-1274 Mar 17) Italian

Saint Thomas. 1225-1274. Italian Dominican monk, theologian, and philosopher. The outstanding representative of Scholasticism, he applied Aristotelian methods to Christian theology. His masterwork is Summa Theologica (1266-1273).