Gottschalk of Orbais

(c. 804–c. 869)
   Theologian and Poet.
   Gottschalk was the son of a Saxon count. He was compelled to enter a Benedictine community and, although he seems to have been released from his vows by the 829 Synod of Mainz, this was opposed by his Abbot and he finally moved to Orbais. After studying the theology of St augustine of hippo, Gottschalk began to teach the doctrine of double predestination – that the elect are freely predestined to bliss and the damned to condemnation (on the foreknowledge of their guilt). He was opposed by rabanus and he was condemned at the 848 Synod of Mainz and at the 849 Synod of Quiercy as denying human free will and God’s universal saving rule. Although he was beaten and imprisoned, he was unrepentant and issued his Confessio Prolixior. He died unreconciled to the Church. His work was studied by the followers of Cornelius jansen in the seventeenth century. Gottschalk is also remembered as an important religious poet.
   The Catholic University of America, New Catholic Encyclopaedia (1967).

Who’s Who in Christianity . 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Gottschalk von Orbais — (auch: Gottschalk der Sachse oder Godescalcus) (* um 803; † um 869 in der Abtei Hautvillers) war ein frühmittelalterlicher Gelehrter, streitbarer Mönch und Dichter. Gottschalk entstammte einem sächsischen Adelsgeschlecht (Sohn des Grafen Berno )… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Gottschalk of Orbais — • A medieval theologian; b. about 800, d. after 866, probable 30 October, 868 Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Gottschalk of Orbais     Gottschalk of Orbais      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Gottschalk d'Orbais — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Gottschalk. Gottschalk d Orbais, également appelé Godescalcus ou Godescalc, est un théologien franc du Moyen Âge, mort aux alentours de l an 868. Enfant, il est placé à l’abbaye de Fulda. Il ne voulait pas… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Gottschalk of Orbais — (c. 803 c. 867/869)    Controversial Carolingian monk and theologian. Gottschalk was a talented theologian whose works provided important interpretations of the teachings of St. Augustine of Hippo. He was involved in two major controversies in… …   Encyclopedia of Barbarian Europe

  • Gottschalk Of Orbais — ▪ Roman Catholic theologian Gottschalk also spelled  Gottescalc, Godescalc, or Godescalchus   born c. 803, Saxony [Germany] died c. 868, Hautvillers, near Reims, France       monk, poet, and theologian whose teachings on predestination shook the… …   Universalium

  • Gottschalk of Orbais — See Philosophy and its background in the early medieval West …   History of philosophy

  • Gottschalk der Sachse — Gottschalk von Orbais (auch: Gottschalk der Sachse oder Godescalcus) (* um 803; † um 869 in der Abtei Hautvillers) war ein frühmittelalterlicher Gelehrter, streitbarer Mönch und Dichter. Gottschalk entstammte einem sächsischen Adelsgeschlecht… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Gottschalk — ist ein Vorname und ein Familienname. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Herkunft und Bedeutung 2 Varianten 3 Bekannte Namensträger des Vornamens Gottschalk …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Gottschalk — I Gọttschalk,   Fürst der slawischen Abodriten (seit 1043), ✝ (ermordet) bei Lenzen (Landkreis Prignitz) 7. 6. 1066; christianisierte mithilfe Erzbischof Adalberts von Bremen sein Herrschaftsgebiet (Gründung der Bistümer Mecklenburg und… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Gottschalk — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Patronymie Albert Gottschalk (1866 1906) est un peintre danois. Alfred Gottschalk est un scientifique de l alimentation. Andreas Gottschalk (1815 1849)… …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.