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Alexander of Hales

(Halensis; Alensis; ca. 1170 or 1185–1245). “Doctor irrefragabilis; Doctor doctorum; Theologorum monarcha.” Scholastic theol. and philos.; b. Hales Owen, Shropshire (or Halesowen, Worcestershire? or Hales [Hailes?], Gloucestershire?); studied and taught in Paris; Franciscan ca. 1236. Taught Bonaventura.* Perfected the triple division of questions into pro, contra, and resolutio. Works include Summa universae theologiae, a handbook of dialectic theol. that teaches the character indelebilis and the thesaurus supererogationis perfectorum (treasury of supererogation of those made perfect; see Treasury of Merits).

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