The Repentant Abelard

By: Ruys, J.

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Abelard was one of the greatest thinkers of the twelfth century, a man of towering brilliance and arrogance, but his poetic works written late in life for his wife Heloise and son Astrolabe reveal a different and more humble man. In the "Planctus" and the "Carmen ad Astralabium" we see a man newly coming to terms with the life around him, expressing a simple but heartfelt piety, raging against social injustices and the exploitation of the poor, and re-evaluating the importance of rhetoric and education. Most significantly, we find a man struggling to comprehend, through poems written to the wife and child he abandoned, the divine mysteries of love, relationships, and family.

Title: The Repentant Abelard

Author Name: Ruys, J.

Categories: Philosophers,

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan:

ISBN Number: 0312240023

ISBN Number 13: 9780312240028

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: ING9780312240028

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