Abelard: Celebrity and Charisma—A Response to Dickson
AbstractOne might think that Peter Abelard (1079?–1144?) would be the best example of a medieval charismatic teacher. But his rival and prosecutor St Bernard of Clairvaux (1090?–1153) fits the criteria rather better. Unlike Bernard, Abelard denied that he had sought out disciples. Nevertheless, he can be shown to have had student followers, even though some of them repudiated him. Abelard is most important as a public intellectual who depended on public institutions (the incipient university of Paris) rather than on private or monastic patronage.
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Clanchy, M. Abelard: Celebrity and Charisma—A Response to Dickson. Religions 2012, 3, 1140-1143.
Clanchy M. Abelard: Celebrity and Charisma—A Response to Dickson. Religions. 2012; 3(4):1140-1143.Chicago/Turabian Style
Clanchy, Michael. 2012. "Abelard: Celebrity and Charisma—A Response to Dickson." Religions 3, no. 4: 1140-1143.