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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Gottschalk (c. 804–c. 869), heterodox monk and theologian. A son of the Saxon count Bern, he was entered by his parents as an *oblate in the Benedictine abbey of *Fulda. For part of his education he was sent to *Reichenau, where he became friendly with *Walafrid Strabo. When it was time for him to be
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Lucidus and Gottschalk.—Lucidus was a Gallic priest of the fifth century, and was the first that started the controversy on predestination. His errors were revived by Gottschalk, a wandering monk of the monastery of Orbais, in France, and a disciple of the learned Rabanus Maurus. Gottschalk blasphemously
The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians
Gottschalk of Orbais
Gottschalk of Orbais (9th century). Also known as Gottescalc. Monk of aristocratic origin who devoted himself to studying ⇒Augustine, ⇒Prosper of Aquitaine, ⇒Fulgentius of Ruspe, and others. On the basis of those studies, he came to the conclusion that predestination is absolutely double, for while God
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Gottschalk (c. 804–c. 869). Best known as the champion of Augustinian double predestination (the theory that God predestines the “elect” to salvation and the non-elect to damnation) in an age when the church had moved away from that view, Gottschalk’s life was shrouded in controversy. His Saxon parents
New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic
Gottschalk (c. 803–69)
GOTTSCHALK (c. 803–69)Gottschalk was a *Benedictine theologian, poet and monk who caused an argument over *predestination that agitated the church in France and Germany during the Carolingian era. His father, Berno, a Saxon noble, placed him in the monastery at Fulda, but when he came of age he asked
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Gottschalk (c. 803–869)Monk, theologian, and poet whose unorthodox teachings on predestination resulted in his censure and imprisonmentOf noble Saxon origin, Gottschalk was made a child oblate (ward and pupil) of the Benedictine abbey at Fulda (now in Germany). As he grew older he came to resent his