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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 148: Marsilius of Padua in Context

Monday 1 July 2019, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Frank Godthardt, Independent Scholar, Hamburg
Moderator/Chair:Thomas Turley, Department of History, Santa Clara University, California
Paper 148-aThree Dominicans and Marsilius
(Language: English)
Thomas Turley, Department of History, Santa Clara University, California
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Philosophy, Political Thought, Theology
Paper 148-bHow to Implement a New Ecclesiology, or Not: Emperor Ludwig IV's Appointment of John of Jandun as Bishop of Ferrara
(Language: English)
Frank Godthardt, Independent Scholar, Hamburg
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy

This session connects Marsilius of Padua's political, philosophical, and ecclesiological thought with his time and life. Thomas Turley explores the different approaches to argument in the tracts de potestate papae of the Dominican theologians Hervaeus Natalis, Peter of Palude, and William Peter Godin, and their potential influence on Marsilius. Frank Godthardt reviews the unique and remarkably detailed imperial charter of John of Jandun's appointment as bishop particularly with regard to Marsilius of Padua's Defensor pacis and his ecclesiology.