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John Wyclif

Selected Latin works in translation

By John Wyclif

Translated and Edited by Stephen Penn

John Wyclif

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Book Information

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-0-7190-6764-8
  • Pages: 352
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £90.00
  • Published Date: September 2019
  • BIC Category: European history: medieval period, middle ages, Humanities / Medieval history, Christian Theology, RELIGION / Christian Theology / General, History, Medieval History, RELIGION / Christianity / History, LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Medieval, Religion, HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / Norman Conquest to Late Medieval (1066-1485), History of religion, Theology
  • Series: Manchester University Press

Description

John Wyclif (d. 1384) was among the leading schoolmen of fourteenth-century Europe. He was an outspoken controversialist and critic of the Church, and, in his last days at Oxford, the author of the greatest heresy that England had known. This volume offers new translations of a representative selection of his Latin writings on theology, the Church and the Christian life. It provides a comprehensive view of the life of this charismatic but irascible medieval theologian, and of the development of the most prominent dissenting mind in pre-Reformation England. This collection will be of interest to undergraduate and graduate students of medieval history, historical theology and religious heresy, as well as scholars in the field.

Contents

Introduction
1 Logic and metaphysics
2 Scripture and truth
3 Sacramental questions
4 The Eucharist
5 The Church and the Christian life
6 Wyclif's political theory
7 Shorter texts and polemical tracts
Appendix: Condemnation of Wyclif's teaching
Index

Author Translator and Editor

Stephen Penn is Lecturer in Medieval Literature at the University of Stirling

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