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Robert Pullen

d. c.1146. English theologian and “Sentence writer.” Born in England probably about 1080, he studied at Paris under [[William of Champeaux]] and Abelard.* By 1133 he was teaching Scripture at Oxford and was also archdeacon of Rochester, but with the troubles following the death of Henry I (1135), he returned to Paris to teach logic and theology, and among his pupils was [[John of Salisbury]]. Innocent II, influenced by [[Bernard of Clairvaux]], summoned him to Rome, and in 1144 Pullen was made a cardinal. In 1145 he became chancellor of the Holy Roman Church. In his “Sentences” he tried to unify theological contradictions by the dialectical and Aristotelian methods.