Bernard of Clairvaux
biographical name Saint 1090-1153 French ecclesiastic • Bernardine adjective

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  • BERNARD OF CLAIRVAUX° — (1090–1153), French Cistercian, homilist, and theologian. In 1146, when preaching the Second Crusade, he intervened orally and in writing to protect the Jews in the Rhineland from persecution incited by a certain monk Radulph, declaring that an… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Bernard of Clairvaux — [kler vō′] Saint (1090? 1153); Fr. monk & theological writer: founder of the Cistercian order: his day is Aug. 20 …   English World dictionary

  • Bernard of Clairvaux — Infobox Saint name=Saint Bernard of Clairvaux birth date=1090 death date=death date|1153|8|20|mf=y feast day=August 20 venerated in=Roman Catholic Church, Anglican Church imagesize=200px caption=St Bernard in A Short History of Monks and… …   Wikipedia

  • BERNARD OF CLAIRVAUX — (1090 1153)    French CISTERCIAN MONK, and Abbot of Clairvaux, whose book Loving God is regarded as a classic of medieval MYSTICISM. He praised knighthood and supported both the Order of Templars and the Second Crusade. In his heyday he was… …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • Bernard of Clairvaux — (1090–1153)    Saint, Theologian, Mystic and Order Founder.    Bernard was born near Dijon in France. As a young man he joined the Cistercian Order and was soon invited to found a new community at Clairvaux. This was to become one of the most… …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Bernard of Clairvaux — Ber•nard of Clair•vaux [[t]bɜrˈnɑrd əv klɛərˈvoʊ[/t]] n. big Saint, 1090–1153, French Cistercian monk and writer …   From formal English to slang

  • Bernard of Clairvaux — /berr nahrd euhv klair voh / Saint ( the Mellifluous Doctor ), 1090 1153, French monk, preacher, and mystical writer. * * * …   Universalium

  • Bernard of Clairvaux — /berr nahrd euhv klair voh / Saint ( the Mellifluous Doctor ), 1090 1153, French monk, preacher, and mystical writer …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bernard of Clairvaux, Saint — • Article on the life and works of this twelfth century Cistercian and Doctor of the Church Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Bernard of Clairvaux, Saint — (1090–1153)    Bernard of Clairvaux was the most important and influential figure of the mid 12th century Latin church. He is best known as the maker and confidante of popes, the opponent of Peter ABELARD, and the major force behind the Second… …   Encyclopedia of medieval literature

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