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Jean Gerson: Early Works
     

Jean Gerson: Early Works

by Brian Patrick McGuire (Translator), Jean Gerson
 
Translations of the early writings of Jean Gerson (136351429), chancellor of the University of Paris from 1395, most widely known for his efforts to effect church unity during the western Schism which began in 1378. Gerson is considered to be one of the greatest theologians and mystical writers of the Middle Ages.

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Translations of the early writings of Jean Gerson (136351429), chancellor of the University of Paris from 1395, most widely known for his efforts to effect church unity during the western Schism which began in 1378. Gerson is considered to be one of the greatest theologians and mystical writers of the Middle Ages.

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Medieval historian McGuire (Roskilde Univ., Denmark) here offers the writing of Celestine Priest Jean Gerson (1363-1429). A leading theologian, preacher, and spiritual writer of his time, Gerson served as chancellor of the University of Paris from 1395 and worked for unity of the papacy during its schism (1378-1414). Writing often in French, as well as Latin, he dealt with spiritual and mystical matters in a practical way to guide the ordinary person. Gerson's clear thinking and advice is surprisingly modern, and McGuire's lengthy introduction places his subject's thought in well-documented historical and spiritual settings. McGuire has done a service in making Gerson's texts available in English for an audience beyond the academy. Recommended for most academic and religion collections and public libraries where there is an interest.--Anna M. Donnelly, St. John's Univ. Lib., Jamaica, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809138203
Publisher:
Paulist Press
Publication date:
12/28/2005
Series:
Classics of Western Spirituality Series
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.06(h) x 1.32(d)

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