Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Murphysboro Centuries, 9th sacred

Gottschalk of Orbie, 808?-868?
- the son of a Saxon duke, he was an “oblate,” that is, he was sent to the monastery as a child - later on, perhaps because he wanted to inherit his father's position, he wanted to leave the monastery - at that time and place, it was believed that monastic vows were permanent, and he was not allowed to leave
- perhaps because of this disappointment, he began teaching “double predestination,” the idea that God predestines some people to heaven and some to hell, and there is no way people can struggle against God's will - he was condemned for his opinion and spent the last twenty years in a monastic prison

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