Amalric of Bena

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Amarlic of Bena
BirthplaceBennes, Kingdom of France
NationalityFrench
Occupation
Dialectician, Theologian
EducationUniversity of Paris
Known for Founder of Amalricianism

Amalric of Bena

(əmăl`rĭk, ă`məlrĭk, bē`nə), d. 1207?, French professor of philosophy. He taught heretical precepts concerning God, a pantheistic universe, and a progressive Trinity. Before he died, he publicly retracted, but his followers in Champagne formed a heretical sect, the Amalricians. They were condemned by Pope Innocent III and by councils held at Paris (1210) and the Lateran (1215). The heresy resulted in a temporary ban on Aristotle and the Arabic philosophers at the Univ. of Paris.