Alan of Lille

The Frontiers of Theology in the Later Twelfth Century

by G. R. Evans;

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Alan of Lille

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Alan of Lille was a notable figure in the second half of the twelfth century as a theologian and as a poet and he has seemed as rich and individual a writer to modern scholars as he did to his own contemporaries. This study examines his work as a whole, in an attempt to set his well-known literary achievement in the context of his theological writings. He was in many ways a pioneer, an experimenter with several of the new genres of his day, an innovator both as a teacher and as an author. He was not an original thinker so much as an eclectic, drawing on a wide range of the sources available to his contemporaries. He shows us what might be done by a lively-minded scholar with the resources of the day, within the schools of late twelfth-century France, to bring theology alive and make it interesting and challenging to his readers.

Alan of Lille by G. R. Evans was published by Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing) in March 2010. The ISBN for Alan of Lille is 9780511555220.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatOnline resource
PublisherCambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing) (March 2010)
Product Code4491692
Page last updated 1st October 2016
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