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By Brian Patrick McGuire

ISBN-10: 9004150099

ISBN-13: 9789004150096

The better half to Jean Gerson presents a consultant to new learn on Jean Gerson (1363-1429), theologian, chancellor of the collage of Paris, and church reformer. Ten articles define his lifestyles and works, contribution to put devotion, position as biblical theologian, function as humanist, mystical theology, involvement within the conciliar move, dilemmas as college grasp and conflicts with the mendicants, perspectives on girls and particularly on girl visionaries, participation within the debate at the "Roman de l. a. Rose", and the afterlife of his works till the French Revolution. many of the members are veterans of gersonian experiences, whereas others have lately accomplished their dissertations. All map the relevance of Gerson to knowing past due medieval and early sleek tradition, faith and spirituality.

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Reprinted in three volumes (Paris, 1994). Livre 15, ch. 4 in tome 2, vol. 1, 184. 8 brian patrick mcguire considered Benedict XIII to be a potential ally in ending the schism and the same autumn sent a delegation to him, led by Pierre d’Ailly. In February 1395 there was held a first general meeting or assembly of clergy, known as the First Synod of Paris, which asked both popes to resign and considered the withdrawal of obedience from the pope at Avignon. Gerson’s role in this meeting is not clear, but a sermon which may be from 4 April this year (Ecce rex tuus venit tibi mansuetus) asked for the resignation of both popes and so was in harmony with the result of the synod.

177–85). 538). He was trying to get the general council to do the same, but now he was up against massive resistance from the supporters of the duke of Burgundy, especially the bishop of Arras, the Dominican Martin Porrée. 146–54). Now for the first time Gerson’s own orthodoxy was called into question. 220–25). This offensive apparently convinced very few council fathers, but Gerson’s influence at the 60 Matthew Spinka, John Hus. A Biography (Princeton, 1968). For a more reconciliatory view, see Francis Oakley, The Western Church, pp.

258–61). During this period Gerson’s mind constantly returned to the situation of the Church in schism. 114–23). This treatise apparently cannot be dated more precisely than between November 1408 and March 1409, the opening of the Council of Pisa. Gerson had earlier worried that the holding of a council might lead to even greater problems in the Church, for he did not think that such a meeting would necessarily be guided by the Holy Spirit. 20 brian patrick mcguire From the time of his controversial sermon before Benedict XIII at Tarascon on 1 January 1404, however, he had changed his mind, perhaps in realizing that neither Avignon nor Rome ever would cede power.

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