Alexander of San Elpidio

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Alexander of San Elpidio[1] (1269–1326) was an Italian Augustinian. He was known as prior general of the order of Hermits of St. Augustine, as a writer on theology[2] and political matters, and as bishop of Melfi.

He was a follower of Giles of Rome,[3] regarded as an extreme papalist.[4] In 1324 he condemned Nicholas of Fabriano for his support of Louis of Bavaria,[5] the opponent of Pope John XXII.

He wrote a commentary on De Civitate Dei.[6]


  • De iurisdictione Imperii et auctoritate summi pontificis libri duo
  • In Iohannem cap. I
  • In libros Augustini De civitate Dei
  • Tractatus de ecclesiastica potestate[7]


  1. ^ Alessandro Fassitelli.
  2. ^ Alister E. McGrath, The Intellectual Origins of the European Reformation(2003), p. 74.
  3. ^ [1], in Latin; under Fassitelli, Alexander.
  4. ^ Steven Ozment, The Age of Reform 1250-1550 (1980), note p. 149, quoting Allan Gewirth's Marsilius of Padua.
  5. ^ Eric Leland Saak, High Way to Heaven: The Augustinian Platform Between Reform and Reformation (2002), p. 237.
  6. ^ Allan Fitzgerald and John C. Cavadini, Augustine Through the Ages: An Encyclopedia (1999) p. 754.
  7. ^ Autorenliste – Autoren A