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John Wyclif : myth & reality

Author: G R Evans
Publisher: Downers Grove, Ill. : IVP Academic, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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John Wyclif has alternatively been called hero and heretic, reformer and radical, guardian and gadfly. But the true tale of this most controversial of late-medieval Englishmen is far richer and more complex. In this first major biography of John Wyclif in nearly a century, G.R. Evans employs recent research to present a fresh, focused portrait of this pivotal historical figure. In doing so, she strips away the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Evans, G.R. (Gillian Rosemary).
John Wyclif.
Downers Grove, Ill. : IVP Academic, ©2005
(OCoLC)891718359
Named Person: John Wycliffe; John Wycliffe
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: G R Evans
ISBN: 0830828354 9780830828357
OCLC Number: 65820063
Description: 320 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: PART I THE MASTER of ARTS --
Going to Oxford --
Yorkshire --
Wyclif arrives in Oxford --
The academic 'craft' --
Town and gown --
The religious orders in Oxford --
The practicalities of student life --
A degree in the Liberal Arts --
First principles --
Grammar --
Logic and rhetoric --
Mathematics and philosophy --
John Wyclif Regent Master --
Examinations and assessment --
Academic politics: Chancellor, Proctors and Masters --
Pegagogical practice --
John Wyclif Fellow of Merton College and Master of Balliol --
PART II AMBITION THWARTED --
A taste of parish life --
Queen's College and Canterbury College --
John Wyclif, Doctor of Theology --
The academic scene --
The theology course --
The Sentences of Peter Lombard --
Bible study --
Mixtim theologus: Wyclif and the law --
Consultant to Court and Parliament --
PART III THE TROUBLES BEGIN --
The Good Parliament and some fist-waving at St. Paul's --
Wyclif becomes notorious --
Calling Wyclif to account --
Oxford's final condemnation --
Academic freedom? --
What was Eucharistic orthodoxy? --
Barton's committee decides --
The Peasants' Revolt --
PART IV COPING WITH FAILURE --
Wyclif in retreat --
Distilling Wyclif --
Inward grace and outward order --
What is the Church? --
The doctrine of ministry --
The papacy --
An inclusive Church and the private religions --
Charism and order --
Popular and vernacular --
The Englishing of the Bible --
Latin or English for preaching to the people? --
Wyclif the popular preacher? --
The minds of the laity and the popular campaign --
Conclusion: the legend and the reality
Responsibility: G.R. Evans.
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John Wyclif has alternatively been called hero and heretic, reformer and radical, guardian and gadfly. But the true tale of this most controversial of late-medieval Englishmen is far richer and more complex. In this first major biography of John Wyclif in nearly a century, G.R. Evans employs recent research to present a fresh, focused portrait of this pivotal historical figure. In doing so, she strips away the layers of legend that have obscured our view of the real Wyclif and places him within the features of his actual historical landscape. That landscape is the world of fourteenth-century Oxford, where Wyclif spent the majority of his life. Evans, one of today's leading historians of the era, recreates the scenery of this great medieval university town with clarity and detail, providing a comprehensive view of life and learning within its walls. It was here that Wyclif earned his reputation as one of the most learned and significant scholars of his day. And it was here that he developed his views regarding the Bible, the sacraments, ecclesiastical authority and political power - views that led to his eventual condemnation by the church.

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