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By Levy, I.C., Ian Christopher Levy

ISBN-10: 9004150072

ISBN-13: 9789004150072

The significant other to John Wyclif comprises 8 enormous essays (2-3, phrases every one) which disguise the entire significant components of Wyclif's lifestyles and concept. each one essay presents well timed study that's completely grounded within the basic texts whereas utilizing the latest secondary literature. Essays comprise: existence and occupation; good judgment and metaphysics; Trinity and Christology; ecclesiology and politics; the Christian lifestyles; sacraments; the Bible; his rivals. there's no related e-book to be had this day.

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6. 76 22 andrew e. larsen that he particularly had his eye on Worcester in 1375. There had already been a nomination to the office made in 1373, and during this period, Wyclif was expecting the much lesser office of prebend of Caistor. Clearly, the story owes its genesis to a desire to discredit Wyclif by attributing his motives to revenge and bitterness, much like the motives cited by Woodford and Walsingham in relationship to the conflict over Canterbury Hall. While both incidents may have contributed to Wyclif ’s attitudes toward the Church (and in the case of the bishopric of Worcester the matter is far from likely), it is simplistic to suggest that they were the foundation of his criticism.

At the same 67 Wyclif, De potestate papae 12, ed. J. Loserth, (London, 1907), p. 359. Wyclif, De blasphemia 12, ed. M. Dziewicki, (London, 1893), pp. 178–79. 69 Workman, 1:195. 70 John Wyclif, De civili dominio 17, 3:334; Calendar of Entries in the Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland (hereafter “CPL”), 4:193; Workman, 1:203–206; Dahmus, pp. 3–5. 71 Vatican Archives, Collectorie 12, fol. 182; Holmes, Good Parliament, p. 176. Unless we assume that the list was compiled in error, this document resolves the uncertainty about whether Wyclif ever actually held the prebend.

Clearly, the story owes its genesis to a desire to discredit Wyclif by attributing his motives to revenge and bitterness, much like the motives cited by Woodford and Walsingham in relationship to the conflict over Canterbury Hall. While both incidents may have contributed to Wyclif ’s attitudes toward the Church (and in the case of the bishopric of Worcester the matter is far from likely), it is simplistic to suggest that they were the foundation of his criticism. But, given the contradiction between his actions and his arguments, it is easy to see how such stories could originate.

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