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|Title: ||Bernard of Clairvaux|
|Authors: ||Mohr, Michael|
Abildtoft, Mikkel Kramme
Jensen, Mark B.
Christiansen, Mark P.
|Advisor: ||McGuire, Brian Patrick|
|Examination Date: ||15-Dec-2009|
|Issue Date: ||16-Dec-2009|
|Abstract: ||This project concerns itself with the controversial 12th century saint and abbot, Bernard of
Clairvaux, so influential that his contemporaneity has been called ‘The Age of Bernard’.
The project bases its method on Gadamer in an attempt to locate the man behind the
legend. Working towards this, primary sources have been read, analyzed and contextualized
with secondary sources in order to shed light on Bernard as he conducted himself
and was seen by his contemporaries. The project concludes that while passing definite
judgment on Bernard is impossible due to the limited availability of primary sources, it is
possible to produce meaningful theories and interpretations of his letters, miracles and
actions as both an abbot and a politician – he truly was a ‘difficult saint’.|
|Education: ||Humanistisk international basisuddannelse (HIB) / International Basic Studies in Humanities|
|Appears in Collections:||HIB rapporter / Humanities International Basic Studies Projects|
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