A Companion to John Wyclif (Brill's Companions to the by Ian Christopher Levy

By Ian Christopher Levy

The better half to John Wyclif includes 8 giant essays (2-3, phrases every one) which conceal all of the significant components of Wyclif's existence and inspiration. each one essay presents well timed examine that's completely grounded within the basic texts whereas utilising the newest secondary literature. Essays contain: existence and profession; common sense and metaphysics; Trinity and Christology; ecclesiology and politics; the Christian existence; sacraments; the Bible; his rivals. there is not any similar publication to be had this day.

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41–42. 45 CPL, 4:193; Fasciculi Zizianiorum, ed. Walter Waddington Shirley, (RS 5) (London, 1858), pp. 4, 14, 43; Robson, Wyclif, pp. 15, 163; Catto, “Wyclif,” p. 188; Thomson, pp. 227–9 (but see Courtenay, Schools, p. 191, n. 59). 42 14 andrew e. 47 Canterbury College was founded in 1361 as a mixed college of seculars and Benedictine monks from Canterbury intended to help meet the dearth of educated clergy resulting from the Black Death. This arrangement proved unworkable and in 1365 Islip reformed the college as a secular institution with new statutes.

B. A. Robson, Wyclif and the Oxford Schools, (Cambridge,1961), pp. 9–31; Anthony Kenny, Wyclif, (Oxford, 1985); and Jeremy Catto, “Wyclif and Wycliffism at Oxford 1356–1430,” in The History of the University of Oxford, ed. I. Catto and Ralph Evans, (Oxford: 1992), 2:186–219. Also helpful are Geoffrey Martin, “Wyclif, Lollards, and Historians, 1384–1984,” in Lollards and Their Influence, pp. 237–50, and Stephen E. Lahey, Philosophy and Politics in the Thought of John Wyclif, (Cambridge: 2003), pp. 9–23, both of which survey the historiography on Wyclif.

152–64. The case of Uthred of Bolden is unusual in that we know the identity of both accuser and accused; condemnations and censures issued in 1277, 1284, 1286, 1315, and 1366 all avoided specifying the identity of the author of the propositions, even in cases such as 1286 and 1366 when the condemning authority was the Archbishop of Canterbury acting outside of the university. In 1357, the author of the censured articles was partially identified (his last name and order being omitted but probably not intentionally), but in this case, the purpose of the censure was distinctly to punish John Kedington for having offended the university politically.

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