A Companion to John Wyclif by Levy, I.C., Ian Christopher Levy

By Levy, I.C., Ian Christopher Levy

The spouse to John Wyclif includes 8 tremendous essays (2-3, phrases each one) which conceal all of the significant components of Wyclif's existence and concept. each one essay presents well timed study that's completely grounded within the fundamental texts whereas using the newest secondary literature. Essays comprise: lifestyles and profession; common sense and metaphysics; Trinity and Christology; ecclesiology and politics; the Christian lifestyles; sacraments; the Bible; his competitors. there isn't any similar publication to be had this present day.

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As already noted, in 1361, he received the living of Fillingham in 60 For a brief biography of Simon of Sudbury, see Simon Walker, “Simon Sudbury,” in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 53: 271–73. 61 Holmes, Good Parliament, pp. 49–56; Anthony Goodman, John of Gaunt: The Exercise of Princely Power in Fourteenth-Century Europe, (New York, 1992), pp. 53–55. 62 Thomas Rymer, Foedera, Conventiones, Literae, et Cujuscunque Generis Acta Publica, (London, 1709), 3:1037, 1072; Pantin, English Church, pp.

106 The presence of theologians, rather than lawyers, in Wyclif ’s defense is unusual; see Kelly, “Trial Procedures,” p. 4. 107 The Anonimalle Chronicle presents the conflict differently, saying that Gaunt ordered Percy to arrest those who opposed Wyclif, which prompted Courtenay to threaten to excommunicate whomever tried to arrest anyone in the cathedral. It omits the quarrel over seating; Anonimalle, p. 103. It is difficult to square the two different accounts of the events. The Anonimalle version of the exchange between Percy and Courtenay makes more sense, but historians have generally accepted Walsingham’s version as the more accurate, perhaps because it goes into more detail.

23–27. Workman argues that Wyclif ’s failure to provide a vicar was not due to a lack of concern but rather to an inability to find a suitable vicar owing to the problems created by the Black Death, a reasonable but entirely speculative argument. 66 Wyclif, De veritate 26, 3:37. 64 20 andrew e. 68 While Wyclif may have been being pragmatic early in his career, it is hard to avoid the sense that his later denunciations have an odor of hypocrisy to them. 72 The timing of the grant is interesting, because it comes just before Wyclif ’s first definite act of service to the Crown, namely the second Bruges delegation.

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