Praepositinus of Cremona

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PRAEPOSITINUS OF CREMONA

Theologian; b. Cremona, 113035; d. Paris, Feb. 25, 1210. He was a student of maurice of sully, achard of saint-victor, and peter comestor. Before 1194 he taught at Paris and lived among the Cathari in Lombardy or Mainz; he was master of the episcopal school of Mainz (11941203), was used by the Holy See as judgedelegate, and was chancellor at the University of Paris (120609). His authentic writings include a Summa theologica (119094); the lost Distinctiones Praepositini, which was the source of the Collecta ex distinctionibus Praepositini; Summa super psalterium (before 119698); and the Summa de officiis (119698), which was used almost completely in Durandus of Mende's Rationale divinorum officiorum. Unauthentic are the Porretanian Quaestiones Praepositini (117080), Summa contra haereticos (c. 1200), and the Summa de poenitentia iniungenda (after 1202).

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