ODO OF CAMBRAI°


ODO OF CAMBRAI° (d. 1113), bishop and theologian. Among Odo's works was the polemic text Disputatio contra Judaeum Leonem de adventu Christi, which he claimed was an account of a disputation held in *Senlis during the Christmas season of 1106 between himself and a Jew named Léon. The disputation deals mainly with the virginal birth and the incarnation, and in some places it is clear that Odo borrowed from *Anselm of Canterbury. Odo dedicated this text to a certain Acardus, a monk from the abbey of Fémy, near Cambrai, in commemoration of his visit to this abbey, where he had already expounded the subjects covered by the Disputatio.

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

P. Browe, Judenmission im Mittelalter (1942), 63, 101, 115; F. Cayre, Patrologie…, 2 (19453), 386; J. de Ghellinck, L'essorde la littérature latine, 1 (1946), 164; PL, 160 (1880), 1103–12.

[Bernhard Blumenkranz]


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