Skip to main content

Jocelin of Glasgow

JOCELIN OF GLASGOW

Scottish Cistercian, bishop; d. Melrose Abbey, 1199. Jocelin became prior and then abbot of melrose abbey (1170). In 1174 he was elected bishop of Glasgow and immediately asserted his see's independence of york by going to clairvaux for his consecration, which he received at the hands of the papal legate, Archbishop eskil of lund (1175). Resistance to the claims of York over the Scottish Church marked his entire episcopate and in 1181, when roger de pont l'ÉvÊque, Archbishop of York, placed Scotland under an interdict, it was Jocelin who, at the request of the Scottish King William the Lion, went to Rome to secure absolution from the interdict. Not only did he succeed in this, but he also brought back the golden rose as a present from Pope Lucius III to William. As part of his resistance to York he promoted Jocelin of Furness's life of St. kentigern, the patron of Glasgow. He largely rebuilt the cathedral at Glasgow. He was buried at Melrose.

Bibliography: Chronica de Mailros, ed. j. stevenson (Edinburgh 1835). c. l. kingsford, The Dictionary of National Biography From the Earliest Times to 1900, 63 v. (London 18851900) 10:833834.

[d. nicholl]

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Jocelin of Glasgow." New Catholic Encyclopedia. . Encyclopedia.com. 17 Nov. 2018 <https://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"Jocelin of Glasgow." New Catholic Encyclopedia. . Encyclopedia.com. (November 17, 2018). https://www.encyclopedia.com/religion/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/jocelin-glasgow

"Jocelin of Glasgow." New Catholic Encyclopedia. . Retrieved November 17, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/religion/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/jocelin-glasgow

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles

Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

http://www.mla.org/style

The Chicago Manual of Style

http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

American Psychological Association

http://apastyle.apa.org/

Notes:
  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.