Clarke, Peter D.
Peter the Chanter, Innocent III and theological views on collective guilt and punishment
The Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 52, (1), .
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Innocent III regularised ecclesiastical usage of several penalties which punished the innocent along with the guilty, notably the interdict. His actions need to be understood in their intellectual as well as political context. It has long been thought that Peter the Chanter taught the future pope when he studied theology at Paris. This article presents evidence of the Chanter's radical influence on Innocent's attitude to collective guilt and punishment and compares their views with canonistic doctrine
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