IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 1321: Three Phases of the Wycliffite Controversies

Wednesday 15 July 2009, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Lollard Society / Oxford Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Oxford
Organiser:Mishtooni Carys Anne Bose, Christ Church College, University of Oxford
Moderator/Chair:Kantik Ghosh, Faculty of English Language & Literature, University of Oxford
Paper 1321-aWho Was Walter Brut?
(Language: English)
Maureen Jurkowski, Department of History, University College London
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Language and Literature - Middle English, Language and Literature - Latin, Social History
Paper 1321-bHeresy and Conciliarist Theory in England
(Language: English)
Alexander Russell, Jesus College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Political Thought
Paper 1321-cJohn Bury vs. Reginald Pecock Revisited
(Language: English)
Mishtooni Carys Anne Bose, Christ Church College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Language and Literature - Latin, Theology
Abstract

In this session we examine the longue durĂ©e of the Wycliffite controversies from three perspectives: social, political, and intellectual history. The first paper uses unpublished archival sources to shed new light on Walter Brut’s identity and context. The second examines orthodox fears that support for conciliarist ideas might lend credence to heresy. The third re-opens an under explored episode in English intellectual history from the late 1450s – the Gladius Salomonis, a response by John Bury, an Augustinian friar, to the ideas of Reginald Pecock – and considers its implications for our understanding of the intellectual character of orthodox English theology during this period.