Robert of Melun
Robert of Melun
English philosopher and theologian (d. 1167)

Catholic Encyclopedia. . 2006.

Robert of Melun
    Robert of Melun
     Catholic_Encyclopedia Robert of Melun
    (DE MELDUNO; MELIDENSIS; MEIDUNUS).
    An English philosopher and theologian, b. in England abut 1100; d. at Hereford, 1167. He gets his surname from Melun, near Paris, where after having studied under Hugh of St. Victor and probably Abelard, he taught philosophy and theology. Among his pupils were John of Salisbury and Thomas à Beckett. Through the influence of the latter he was made Bishop of Hereford in 1163. Judging from the tributes paid him by John of Salisbury in the "Metalogicus" (P.L. CXCIX), Robert must have enjoyed great renown as a teacher. On the question of Universals, which agitated the schools in those days, he opposed the nominalism of Roscelin and seemed to favour a doctrine of moderate realism. His principal work, "Summa Theologiæ" or "Summa Sententiarum" is still in MS,. Except portions which have been published by Du Boulay in his "Historia Univ. Paris", ii, 585 sqq. He also wrote "Queæstiones de Epistolis Pauli", both of which are kept in the Bibliothèque Nationale. Those who have examined the "Summa" pronounce it to be of great value in tracing the history of scholastic doctrines.
    Materials for the History of Thomas Beckett in Rer. Britt, SS. contains valuable data; DE WULF, Hist. of Medieval Phil., tr. COFFEY (New York, 1909), 210; HAURÉAU, Hist. de la phil. Scol. (Paris, 1872), 490 sqq.
    G. GIETMANN
    Transcribed by St. Mary's Catechetical Ministries Dedicated to Rhena Ronquillo for completion of Sacraments and Full Initiation into the Catholic Church.

The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume VIII. — New York: Robert Appleton Company. . 1910.


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