A Companion to Jean Gerson (Brill's Companions to the by Brian Patrick McGuire

By Brian Patrick McGuire

The better half to Jean Gerson presents a advisor to new examine on Jean Gerson (1363-1429), theologian, chancellor of the college of Paris, and church reformer. Ten articles define his lifestyles and works, contribution to put devotion, position as biblical theologian, function as humanist, mystical theology, involvement within the conciliar circulate, dilemmas as collage grasp and conflicts with the mendicants, perspectives on girls and particularly on woman visionaries, participation within the debate at the "Roman de los angeles Rose", and the afterlife of his works until eventually the French Revolution. a few of the individuals are veterans of gersonian experiences, whereas others have lately accomplished their dissertations. All map the relevance of Gerson to realizing overdue medieval and early smooth tradition, faith and spirituality.

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70–72). 66 64 Connolly, John Gerson. Reformer and Mystic (note 10 above), pp. 185–86. Louis Ellies Du Pin, Johannes Gerson. Opera Omnia, vol. 5, col. 691. 164–70. 66 Connolly, John Gerson, pp. 187–88. 65 28 brian patrick mcguire In April papal concordats were made with the German and French delegations, superficially endorsing church reforms, and on 22 April the council was closed. 302–303). 67 He asked if the pope really meant what he had written and tried to make it appear that there was room for compromise.

It is difficult to follow Gerson chronologically during these years in the later 1390s because he mainly reveals himself only through 28 The dossier made by Jean de Varennes in prison is found in autograph form in a Saint Victor manuscript of Gerson’s works. It thus looks as though the hapless preacher had sent his self-defense to his Paris colleague. See Danièle Calvot and Gilbert Ouy, L’oeuvre de Gerson à Saint-Victor de Paris. Catalogue des manuscrits (Paris, 1990), 125. 29 Noël Valois, La France et le grand schisme, vol.

40 For background, see Richard Kieckhefer, “Major Currents in Late Medieval Devotion,” in Christian Spirituality. High Middle Ages and Reformation, ed. Jill Raitt (New York, 1987), pp. 75–108, esp. pp. 85–88. 41 Chartularium Universitatis Parisiensis, ed. Heinrich Denifle, vol. 4 (Paris, 1897), nr. 1801. 447–58). On 25 June it was the turn of the canons of Notre Dame to show confidence in Gerson: they appointed him as one of the curators of the Hôtel Dieu, the hospital and poorhouse along the Seine next to the cathedral on the Ile-de-la-Cité.

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