Death of Medieval Theologian and Mystic, Hugh of St. Victor Hot

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Medieval theologian and mystic Hugh of St. Victor dies. Not much is known about his life, but the influence of his ideas and writings were strong in the High Middle Ages. Hugh of St. Victor is considered the founder of the "Victorine" tradition in spiritual and mystical thought, a name derived from the Augustinian abbey named after St. Victor in Paris.

Other representatives of this school include Thomas Gallens and Richard of St. Victor. Hugh's primary contribution to medieval theology was his combining of mysticism with the early dialectical thinking associated with the beginnings of scholasticism. Hugh also created a program of theological study based on close readings of the Bible.

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