By Ian Christopher Levy
The spouse to John Wyclif includes 8 titanic essays (2-3, phrases each one) which disguise all of the significant components of Wyclif's lifestyles and proposal. every one essay presents well timed learn that's completely grounded within the basic texts whereas utilizing the newest secondary literature. Essays comprise: existence and occupation; common sense and metaphysics; Trinity and Christology; ecclesiology and politics; the Christian existence; sacraments; the Bible; his competitors. there is not any related ebook to be had this present day.
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Extra info for A Companion to John Wyclif (Brill's Companions to the Christian Tradition, Volume 4)
Such praise from chroniclers who hated Wyclif is surprising, but Wyclif ’s reputation for learning probably rests more on the volume of his output rather than the content of his thought; Courtenay, Schools, p. 355. 98 28 andrew e. larsen Wyclif, for his part, must have seen Gaunt as the closest thing to a champion of his theories that he was likely to ﬁnd. If he sincerely believed that Gaunt was a reformer, he must have been deeply disappointed by the end of his life. 102 But his support for Wyclif was not completely due to politics.
And it is important to remember that Wyclif ’s primary opponents in this dispute were not mendicants, but Benedictines. Service to the Crown It seems likely that Wyclif entered royal service for the ﬁrst time sometime shortly after the ﬁnal verdict in the dispute over Canterbury College. 52 49 Wyclif, De Ecclesia 16, ed. J. Loserth, (London, 1886), p. 371; Cronin, “John Wyclif,” p. 68; Workman, 1:193; Catto, “Wyclif,” p. 188. 50 Catto, “Wyclif,” p. 199 n. 83; Hudson and Kenny, “Wyclif, John,” pp.
At a time when the episcopate was embroiled in a conﬂict with Gaunt, why did they allow themselves to be diverted into examining heresy charges? If this was just a heresy trial, why was Sudbury reluctant to commit to it, and why were the proceedings atypically presided over by the archbishop and not the bishop of Lincoln? Why did Gaunt provide Wyclif with so much support? If Wyclif and Gaunt had no arrangement before February of 1377, how are we to explain Wyclif ’s summons to the council and Gaunt’s subsequent decision to intervene in the matter of Westbury, followed soon by Wyclif ’s decision to begin preaching his political theories in London?