Peter Lombard

(c. 1095–1160)
   Bishop and Theologian.
   Peter was born in Lombardy, Italy, and he was educated at Bologna. He was appointed a Canon of the Cathedral of Notre Dame and was consecrated Bishop of Paris in 1159. He is primarily remembered for his Libri Quatuor Sententiarum, generally referred to as the ‘Sentences’ in English. It is divided into four sections covering the Trinity, the creation, the incarnation and the Sacraments. It contains a host of quotations from the early Church Fathers and from Peter’s own contemporaries and it attempts to summarise the Christian doctrines. Although it was attacked as heretical by such authorities as walter of st victor, gilbert de la porrée and joachim of fiore, it was pronounced orthodox in 1215 at the Fourth Lateran Council. Subsequently it became a standard theological text and was studied in universities throughout Europe until the seventeenth century. It was the basis of numerous commentaries and perhaps only the Summa Theologica of thomas aquinas has had such success as an educational manual.
   S.J. Curtis, ‘Peter Lombard, a pioneer in educational methods’, Miscellanea Lombardiana (1957);
   P. Delhaye, Pierre Lombard, Sa Vie, Ses Oeuvres, Sa Morale (1961) [no English translation available].

Who’s Who in Christianity . 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Peter Lombard — This file is in the public domain because its copyright has expired in the United States and those countries with a copyright …   Wikipedia

  • Peter Lombard — • Biobibliographical essay on the Master of the Sentences Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Peter Lombard     ♦ Peter Lombard     …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Peter Lombard — (ca. 1105–ca. 1160)    Peter Lombard was an important Italian scholastic theologian whose Sententia (Sentences) became the principle theology text in university education until well into the Renaissance. He was acquainted with St. BERNARD and… …   Encyclopedia of medieval literature

  • Peter Lombard — born с 1100, Novara, Lombardy died Aug. 21/22, 1160, Paris French bishop and theologian. He studied in Bologna and taught theology in the school of Notre Dame, Paris. He was consecrated bishop of Paris in 1159. His Four Books of Sentences… …   Universalium

  • Peter Lombard — Petrus Lombardus (* um 1100 in Lumellogno bei Novara; † 20./21. Juli 1160) war Scholastiker und Bischof von Paris. Er wird auch Magister sententiarum genannt. Leben Petrus Lombardus studierte in Bologna, Reims und Paris unter anderem bei Hugo von …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Peter Lombard — biographical name circa 1100 1160 L. Petrus Lombardus Italian theologian in France …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • PETER Lombard — (1100 1160)    French ROMAN CATHOLIC philosopher and author of the Sentences (1155) which outlined basic CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE and, after initial criticism, became the standard THEOLOGICAL text of the middle ages …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • Peter Lombard (Archbishop of Armagh) — Peter Lombard (b. at Waterford, Ireland about 1555; d. at Rome 1625) was a Roman Catholic archbishop of Armagh during the Counter Reformation. Early lifeLombard belonged to a respectable and wealthy family. More than one of his relatives filled… …   Wikipedia

  • Lombard — bezeichnet: Lombard Direct, Versicherungsgesellschaft in Großbritannien Lombard Bank, Bank auf Malta Lombard Street (London) Lombard Street (San Francisco) Lombard (Pferd), deutsches Galopprennpferd Lombard Effekt Lombard Steam Log Hauler, ein… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Peter Cantor — • French theologian (d. 1197) Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Peter Cantor     Peter Cantor     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

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.