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Fulbert of Chartres, Saint
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(c. 960/970 – Apr 10, 1028, Chartres), was a student of Gerbert of Aurillac in Reims; he became chancellor in 1004 and bishop of Chartres in 1006, where he built the Romanic Cathedral. Influenced by Neoplatonism and Ps.-Dionysius Areopagita (Pseudo-Dionysius), he valued dialectics as a scientific method, but warned against overvaluing it in theology. Regarding the doctrine of the Eucharist (Communion: II, 2; III), he argued in support of transsubstantiation and real presence (in contrast to his student Berengar of Tours). He wished to convince the Jews throug…

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Rieger, Reinhold, “Fulbert of Chartres, Saint”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 March 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_08021>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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