Amalric of Bena(redirected from Amalric of Bennes)
|Amarlic of Bena|
|Birthplace||Bennes, Kingdom of France|
|Education||University 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.
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