William of Ockham: A Short Discourse on Tyrannical Government

William of Ockham: A Short Discourse on Tyrannical Government

by William of Ockham
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521358035

ISBN-13: 9780521358033

Pub. Date: 10/01/1992

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

William of Ockham (c. 1285-c. 1387) was the most eminent theologian and philosopher of his day, a Franciscan friar who came to believe that the Avignonese papacy of John XXII had set out to destroy the religious ideal on which his order was based: the complete poverty of Christ and the Apostles. A Short Discourse on Tyrannical Government is an attack on the claims…  See more details below

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William of Ockham (c. 1285-c. 1387) was the most eminent theologian and philosopher of his day, a Franciscan friar who came to believe that the Avignonese papacy of John XXII had set out to destroy the religious ideal on which his order was based: the complete poverty of Christ and the Apostles. A Short Discourse on Tyrannical Government is an attack on the claims of the medieval Church, specifically the papacy, to universal spiritual and secular power. Written at the time of the emergence of the European nation-states, Ockham's work issued a direct hard-hitting challenge to the claims of limitless papal power. The text is accompanied by a full bibliography, a chronology and an introduction setting his work in its intellectual and historical context.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521358033
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/01/1992
Series:
Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Note on references; List of abbreviations; Introduction; Principal dates in Ockham's life; Suggestions for further reading; A Short Discourse on the Tyrannical Government over things; Divine and human, but especially over the Empire and those subject to the Empire; Usurped by some who are called Highest Pontiffs; Prologue; Book I; Book II; Book III; Book IV; Book V; Book VI; Appendix: text and translation; Bibliography; Index of references to the Bible; Index of references to canon law; Index of persons; Subject index.

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