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Florus of Lyon
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(perhaps from southern Gaul, died c. circa 860). The deacon Florus worked for several decades at the cathedral of Lyon, which was a center in the 9th century for theological study and scholarly training. In his tractate De electionibus episcoporum, Florus emphasized, in harmony with the tradition of church law, that the bishop could only enter office by means of election by the clergy and the people. A further writing deals with the exemption of the clergy from secular justice. On questions of liturgy, Florus frequently expressed himself in opposition to Amalarius of Me…

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Hartmann, Wilfried, “Florus of Lyon”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 01 December 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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