Adam Du Petit Pont

Adam Du Petit Pont a Roman Catholic divine, was born- in England in the 12th century, and was sent in his youth to Paris. He studied under Mathieu d'Angers and Peter Lombard, and was a zealous partisan of Aristotle. He became a distinguished professor, teaching a school near the Petit Pont, from which he received his name. He lectured there on grammar, rhetoric, and dialectics; and was afterwards (about 1145) made a canon of Notre Dame and professor of theology in the episcopal school of the diocese. In 1175 (or 1176) he was called home, and was consecrated bishop of St. Asaph. In 1179 he took part in the Council of Lateran, where 'he was obliged to condemn certain propositions made by Peter Lombard. He died in England in 1180. He wrote a treatise entitled Art de Bien Parler. He was sometimes called, by his contemporaries, Peripateticus, on account of his attachment to the philosophy :of Aristotle; and sometimes Scholasticus. See Biog. Universelle, s.v.; Hook, Eccles. Biog. . v.

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