Cisterian Abbot, theologian and mystic.
He promoted the Second Crusade and was firmly against the goings-on of Abelard.
Nevertheless his way with words earned him nicknames like ‘Doctor Mellifluous the Honey Sweet Teacher.’
He must have been fascinated by the Old Testament’s somewhat pseudo-erotic Song Of Songs (aka Canticle of Canticles) — he wrote eighty-six sermons on the subject. Ahem.
St. Bernard of Clairvaux Facts and Figures
Name: Bernard of Clairvaux
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: BERNARD OF CLAIRVEAUX
Birth and Death Dates: 1091-1153
Celebration or Feast Day: August 20th
Role: Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 80
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Article last updated on April 07, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
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