Christian Cyclopedia

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Lyra, Nicolaus de

(variants include Lyranus and Lyre; ca. 1270–1340). “Doctor planus et utilis”; b. Lyre (Lire; la Neuve-Lyre), Fr.; exegete; Franciscan; provincial for Burgundy 1325; prof. Sorbonne, Paris. Works include commentaries on the Bible known for emphasis on literal sense and praised by M. Luther; their influence came to be expressed in the Latin saying, Si Lyra non lyrasnet, Lutherus non saltasset (which, some hold, says too much).

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