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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1543: Nicholas of Cusa, I: Conflicts and Controversies

Thursday 4 July 2019, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Cusanus Society of the UK & Ireland
Organiser:William P. Hyland, School of Divinity, University of St Andrews
Moderator/Chair:Simon Burton, WydziaƂ 'Artes Liberales', Uniwersytet Warszawski
Paper 1543-aErasmus and Nicholas of Cusa on War and Peace
(Language: English)
Nathan Ron, School of History, Haifa University
Index terms: Crusades, Ecclesiastical History, Theology
Paper 1543-bNos pie dubitemus: Mariological Themes in the Early Sermons of Nicholas of Cusa
(Language: English)
William P. Hyland, School of Divinity, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Sermons and Preaching, Theology

In his public life as preacher, reformer, and ecclesiastical statesman, Cusanus was called upon to comment upon and act in a variety of public situations, many of which involved very difficult issues and opposition. This session will consider his articulation of important positions in some of the key controversial subjects of his day and seek to probe further into his own opinions and actions on issues of war, doctrine, and reform, that have until now not been fully considered by scholars.