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St. Albert the Great. 1200 - 1280 AD

St. Albert the Great

1200 - 1280 AD

St. Albert the Great

Note. St. Albert the Great was one of the early scholastics who helped to build up the systematic approach to theology that would revolutionise theology in the Middle Ages. St. Thomas Aquinas was one of his disciples. St. Albert has been declared a Doctor of the Church.

St. Albert the Great considered Mary a priest.

Like his contemporaries, St. Albert the Great enumerates the commonly accepted reasons against the ordination of women. But amazingly, and contrary to what he does regarding other questions, he does not give his own judgement on those reasons! See what St. Albert says about the ordination of women.

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