Alan of Lille was a notable figure in the second half of the
twelfth century as a theologian and as a poet and he has seemed as
rich and individual a writer to modern scholars as he did to his
own contemporaries. This study examines his work as a whole, in an
attempt to set his well-known literary achievement in the context
of his theological writings. He was in many ways a pioneer, an
experimenter with several of the new genres of his day, an
innovator both as a teacher and as an author. He was not an
original thinker so much as an eclectic, drawing on a wide range of
the sources available to his contemporaries. He shows us what might
be done by a lively-minded scholar with the resources of the day,
within the schools of late twelfth-century France, to bring
theology alive and make it interesting and challenging to his
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