William of Ockham: 'A Letter to the Friars Minor' and Other Writings / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Cambridge University Press
More than any other single thinker, William of Ockham (c.1285-1347) is responsible for the widely held modern assumption that religious and secular-political institutions should operate independently of one another. His point of departure was a tragic collision between two specifically Christian ideals: that of St. Francis and that of a society guided by the single supreme authority of the Pope. This volume begins with his personal account of his engagement in that conflict and continues with essential passages from the major works in which he attempted to resolve it.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.47(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.91(d)|
Table of Contents1. A Letter to the Friars Minor; The Work of Ninety Days; 2. A Dialogue; 3. Eight Questions on the Power of the Pope.