By Ian Christopher Levy

ISBN-10: 9004150072

ISBN-13: 9789004150072

The spouse to John Wyclif includes 8 significant essays (2-3, phrases each one) which hide all of the significant components of Wyclif's lifestyles and inspiration. every one essay offers well timed learn that's completely grounded within the fundamental texts whereas applying the newest secondary literature. Essays comprise: existence and profession; common sense and metaphysics; Trinity and Christology; ecclesiology and politics; the Christian lifestyles; sacraments; the Bible; his competitors. there is not any similar publication to be had this day.

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10A, Reg. Zouche (York), fos 49v, 50r, 52r, 53r; Catto, “Wyclif,” p. 187; Wilks, “John Wyclif,” p. 1. 35 William J. Dohar, The Black Death and Pastoral Leadership: The Diocese of Hereford in the Fourteenth Century (Philadelphia, 1995), p. 70. 36 Workman, 1:37–42. 34 12 andrew e. 39 As already noted, John Wyclif enrolled as an arts student in Oxford around 1350, and became a bachelor of arts by 1356 and a probationary fellow at Merton College, although for unknown reasons he apparently did not complete his probationary year.

81 Holmes places it in 1373, and sees the grant of Lutterworth and Wyclif ’s appointment to the second delegation as rewards for his defense of 78 79 80 81 Rashdall, “Wycliffe,” pp. 1119–20; Loserth, in Opera Minora, pp. xlviii–xlix. Workman, 1:231, 257. McFarlane, John Wyclif, p. 62. Dahmus, pp. 22–23. john wyclif, c. 83 But, given Wyclif ’s penchant for revising earlier writings, it is possible that he wrote the Determinatio in 1373 and then subsequently revised it in 1377. The date of the Determinatio is a matter of some importance, because it influences how we understand Wyclif ’s public stature and his relationship to Crown in the period from 1373 to 1377.

Thus, such statements are a necessary cause for formal heresy charges. But theologically dubious statements were not by themselves a sufficient cause for formal charges. Formal charges required that episcopal or university authorities have a desire or motive to intervene and bring charges. In the absence of a motive to bring charges, they did not occur. It is not enough to assume that bishops were automatically concerned enough about heresy to oppose it. Before the late fourteenth century, English bishops as a whole seem to have been generally disinterested in the problem of heresy; surviving episcopal records from the fourteenth century up to the 1380s reveal only about a dozen cases in all, and this is not entirely explainable with the argument that there simply was little heresy in England.

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