Philosophy and Politics in the Thought of John Wyclif

Philosophy and Politics in the Thought of John Wyclif

by Stephen E. Lahey
     
 

ISBN-10: 052163346X

ISBN-13: 9780521633468

Pub. Date: 05/01/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

John Wyclif was the fourteenth-century English thinker responsible for the first English Bible, and for the Lollard movement--persecuted widely for its attempts to reform the church through empowerment of the laity. This study argues that John Wyclif's political agenda was based on a coherent philosophical vision ultimately consistent with his earlier reformative…  See more details below

Overview

John Wyclif was the fourteenth-century English thinker responsible for the first English Bible, and for the Lollard movement--persecuted widely for its attempts to reform the church through empowerment of the laity. This study argues that John Wyclif's political agenda was based on a coherent philosophical vision ultimately consistent with his earlier reformative ideas. Several of Wyclif's formal, Latin works proposed that the king should take control of all church property and power in the kingdom, a vision close to what Henry VIII was to realize 150 years later.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521633468
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/01/2003
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series, #54
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

1. The historiography of Wyclif's dominium theory; 2. Why dominium?; 3. Wyclif's realism and divine dominium; 4. Proprietas in Wyclif's theory of dominium; 5. Iurisdictio in civil dominium; 6. On kingship; 7. Conclusion.

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