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

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The better half to John Wyclif includes 8 sizeable essays (2-3, phrases each one) which conceal the entire significant parts of Wyclif's lifestyles and inspiration. each one essay offers well timed learn that's completely grounded within the fundamental texts whereas employing the latest secondary literature. Essays contain: lifestyles and profession; common sense and metaphysics; Trinity and Christology; ecclesiology and politics; the Christian existence; sacraments; the Bible; his rivals. there's no similar booklet to be had at the present time.

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But, given the contradiction between his actions and his arguments, it is easy to see how such stories could originate. The Determinatio After his return from Bruges, Wyclif returned to Oxford, again, taking rooms at Queen’s College. It was either now, or within the past year, that Wyclif may have issued a first draft of his Determinatio against Uthred of Boldon and William Binham. The work is undated, and its dating has been the source of some debate. 78 Workman places in later in 1374, and sees it essentially as a product of Wyclif ’s dissatisfaction with the events of the mission to Bruges.

John wyclif, c. 1331‒1384 25 What role Wyclif may have played in these events, and what his relationship with John of Gaunt was like during this period is unclear, but there is no evidence that he was actively serving Gaunt or the Crown in the period between his return from Bruges and the end of the Good Parliament. Indeed, in many ways, the difficulty that Wyclif had in defending his Westbury prebend suggests that he was out of favor with Gaunt in 1375 or perhaps that Gaunt permitted an attack on Wyclif ’s prebend as a gesture toward the papacy.

Thomson, The Latin Writings of John Wyclif, (Toronto, 1983), pp. 1–39. 44 Courtenay, Schools, pp. 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.

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