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Peter Lombard
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Peter Lombard

Philipp W. Rosemann


Peter Lombard is best known as the author of a celebrated work entitled Book of Sentences, which for several centuries served as the standard theological textbook in the Christian West. It was the subject of more commentaries than any other work of Christian literature besides the Bible itself. The Book of Sentences is essentially a compilation of older sources, from the Scriptures and Augustine down to several of Lombard's contemporaries, such as Hugh of Saint Victor and Peter Abelard. Its importance lies in Lombard's organization of the theological material, his method of presentation, and t ... More

Keywords: Peter Lombard, Book of Sentences, Christian, Scriptures, theological, doctrine

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780195155440
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195155440.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philipp W. Rosemann, author
University of Dallas