Session 1321: Three Phases of the Wycliffite Controversies
Wednesday 15 July 2009, 16.30-18.00
|Lollard Society / Oxford Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Oxford
|Mishtooni Carys Anne Bose, Christ Church College, University of Oxford
|Kantik Ghosh, Faculty of English Language & Literature, University of Oxford
|Who Was Walter Brut?
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Language and Literature - Middle English, Language and Literature - Latin, Social History
|Heresy and Conciliarist Theory in England
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Political Thought
|John Bury vs. Reginald Pecock Revisited
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Language and Literature - Latin, Theology
In this session we examine the longue durée 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 The first paper uses unpublished archival sources to shed new light on Walter Brut's identity and context.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.