Rabanus Maurus

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Rabanus Maurus


(Hrabanus Maurus). Born circa 780, in Mainz; died there Feb. 4, 856. German medieval writer, figure in the Carolingian renaissance. Pupil of Alcuin.

Rabanus Maurus was abbot of the monastery at Fulda from 822 to 842 and archbishop of Mainz from 847. He was an adviser to Louis I and his sons. His literary works were primarily compilations, including several textbooks for church schools. His De institutione clericorum is an interesting source on the history of education in the early Middle Ages.


De institutione clericorum libri tres. Edited by A. Knoepfler. Munich, 1901.
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Chapter 3, on the medieval West, is also organized around three Christian concerns regarding the use of the Maccabean martyrs: first, by Rabanus Maurus and Rupert of Deutz "to alternately support and critique the imperial aspirations of Christian rulers" (81); second, by Anselm of Laon, John Beleth, and Bernard of Clairvaux to alter "late antique explanations for the presence of the Maccabean martyrs on the Christian calendar of saints" (81); and third, by Peter Comestor to signal "a historical continuity between Israel and the church while reinscribing these Jewish martyrs as Christians" (82).
Among the others are Rabanus Maurus' letter to Eberhard, Hincmar of Reims' Sentence against Gottschalk at the Synod of Quierzy, and Amolo of Lyons' On Grace and Foreknowledge.
Para hacer frente a esta situacion, Burcardo identifico una serie de principios, generalmente mediante interpretaciones teologicas de las Sagradas Escrituras al estilo de Rabanus Maurus. A continuacion realizo una seleccion de textos donde quedaran patentes estos principios -y tambien, segun los casos, altero otros canones para hacer explicitas las ideas inherentes en ellos-.
(45) In the ninth century, Rabanus Maurus argued that allegorically Jerusalem could be understood as standing for the current church; tropologically it stood for the faithful soul, while anagogically it was the celestial home.
The title, 'Septiformis', is aptly drawn from Veni Creator Spiritus by Rabanus Maurus (776-856): You who are sevenfold in your grace, finger of God's right hand; His promise, teaching little ones to speak and understand.
Rabanus Maurus is exceptional for having emphasized that intercourse in marriage is "clean and holy." (7) Commentators who follow Augustine, like Isidore of Seville and Paschasius Radbertus, argue otherwise, allowing that intercourse is without sin only if motivated by the desire for children, and connecting the wife's salvation with childbearing, though she always remained "a grievous burden" to her husband.
Written at a time of deep personal crisis for Mahler, it sets the hymn Veni Creator Spiritus by the 9th century monk Rabanus Maurus and the final scene of Goethe's Faust in an impassioned affirmation of redemption for all of humanity.
Rabanus Maurus (776-856), writing Mary Magdalene's biography, did that in the ninth century, calling her Apostolorum Apostola, and that St.
She goes on to tell some very revelatory tales, such as those of the eighth- and ninth-century attempts by Rabanus Maurus and Remigius of Auxerre to render classical theater into the Christian cosmology, of the controversial Amalarius of Metz (who created a very theatrical interpretation of the liturgy), of the eleventh-century Honorius Augustodunensis (who drew links between classical tragedy and the Mass), and of Hugh of St.
Pseudo-Jerome (the unknown author of the Quaestiones in librum I, II Samuelis), Claudius of Turin, Agobard of Lyons, Rabanus Maurus and Angelomus of Luxeuil.
The list of authors given substantial treatment includes, in addition to those mentioned, Isidore, Tertullian, Jerome, Gregory, Saint Basil, Boethius, Cassiodorus, Rabanus Maurus, John of Salisbury, Alanus, Alberic, Luther, Calvin, and many more, while the less well-known (and often voluminous) writers include several virtually unknown names.
In September 1994, the Katholische Akademie Rabanus Maurus in Wiesbaden-Naurod (where the editor of this volume is 'Studienleiter') organized an inter-disciplinary conference, supported by the Bishoprics of Fulda, Limburg and Mainz, to discuss Hugo Ball's spiritual pilgrimage from Dada to ascetic Roman Catholicism (pp.10-11).