A Companion to Jean Gerson (Brill's Companions to the by Brian Patrick McGuire PDF

By Brian Patrick McGuire

ISBN-10: 9004150099

ISBN-13: 9789004150096

The spouse to Jean Gerson offers a advisor to new examine 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, position as humanist, mystical theology, involvement within the conciliar circulation, dilemmas as college grasp and conflicts with the mendicants, perspectives on ladies and particularly on girl visionaries, participation within the debate at the "Roman de los angeles Rose", and the afterlife of his works till the French Revolution. a few of the participants are veterans of gersonian reports, whereas others have lately accomplished their dissertations. All map the relevance of Gerson to realizing overdue medieval and early sleek tradition, faith and spirituality.

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For the time being there was no response from Gerson. He was caught up in the fact that his brother Nicolas had criticized him for the letters he had written to their youngest brother Jean the Celestine. According to Nicolas, the contents of Gerson’s letters upset young Jean and gave him nightmares. 86–90; EW pp. 236–40). 123–44). The text provides an excellent overview of Gerson’s program for improving the quality of parish life and the education of the clergy. Some of his proposals were not carried through until the Council of Trent in the middle of the next century, in a quite different Church.

Once the worst tensions had been calmed, Gerson gave a rousing sermon at court on 7 November, Vive le roy, entitled “for the reformation of the kingdom”. 1137–85) and can hardly have been delivered in the form in which we have it. The written text confirms Mourin’s view of Gerson as a speaker on great occasions. The preacher celebrated the fact that at least for the time being, there would be no civil war in France. The year ended with a university strike against a papal tax that Benedict XIII had tried to collect.

63 But even Gerson eventually seems to have realised that he was getting nowhere in his campaign. 520–38), and spoke on the life of contemplation, saying nothing about tyrannicide. 344–62), apparently as part of his campaign to get the Church to decree a solemnity to mark the union. Later in September 62 Ellies Du Pin, Johannes Gerson. Opera Omnia, vol. 5, col. 500–507. The hardest chapter for me to write in my Jean Gerson and the Last Medieval Reformation was the one concerning Gerson at the council, because of the tyrannicide issue.

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