On Simony by John Wyclif, Terrence A. McVeigh

By John Wyclif, Terrence A. McVeigh

The 10th of twelve treatises Wycliff wrote among 1374 and 1382, On Simony types an essential component of his summa.

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(1) That Francis used to be a fine looking guy, as recommended by way of the author,was infrequently the case. we've got modern images of Francis displaying another way in addition to descriptions of his contemporaries corresponding to Thomas of Celano;

(2) That Francis used to be a womanizer, back recommended via the writer, is uncertain. there's no proof in any respect of this. In thirteenth Century Assisi, any such small city, it can were prohibitied until the writer is suggesting Francis visited homes of prostitution. there is not any list of this in any respect. the writer is placing her twenty first Century inklings into the thirteenth Century;

(3) there is not any indication in any respect that Francis had any romantic feelings
toward Claire of Assisi. heritage is totally silent in this factor. the writer is correct pertaining to Francis' and his love of Arthurian legends.
As a question of historical past, the belief of chivalric love prohibited sexual touch. girl Poverty used to be simply that - a component of his mystical existence. And certainly the age distinction is suspect - Francis used to be virtually 30 whilst he switched over to the magical lifestyles - Claire turning 14 - 15;

(4) certain, Francis did visit battle. the writer says he was once a "warrior. "
Such a be aware indicates a way of life that may infrequently painting the Francis of Assisi of historic checklist. convinced, he went to conflict yet we don't have any concept of what he did. He can have killed or he might have been nursing the wounded in his first conflict. we do not recognize. We do understand he used to be attempting to satisfy his father's aspirations whilst he armored as much as pass at the Cursades. This enterprise, we all know, used to be interrupted through a magical occasion for Francis. He became again and have become a knight of his Lord - the paranormal Christ who finally spoke to him at Daniano. used to be he then a "failed knight? " as prompt via the writer. Francis proposal another way. the matter right here seems to be the author's loss of spiritual intuition which might make such occasions incomprehensible. If something may be stated approximately Francis at this juncture is that he did not stay as much as his father's needs - a failed son instead of a failed knight. the connection among Francis and his father is a gold mine that merits mental scrutiny - to make certain a Freudian could come to another end than a Jungian.

(5)The writer contends that he created friendship with the Muslims. hugely exagerated. Francis was once a medieval guy and probably notion as such a lot medieval Christians the assumption of the hugely influential Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, the 1st preacher of the Crusades a century prior. Bernard stated "to kill a Muslim isn't to devote homocide. " Francis faced the Sultan throughout the Crusades. at the moment he justified the killing going as being helpful till the Muslims approved the Gospel of Jesus Christ. On his go back from the Crusades he not just didn't hold forth opposed to the Crusades yet his Order, the Franciscans, have been ordered via the Pope to evangelise the Crusades. during this capability, they went from city to city to elevate males, funds and fabric for the Crusades. Had it no longer been for the Franciscans the Crusades couldn't have occurred in that century. No objections from the founder here;

There are many solid books on Saint Francis. this isn't one in all them. the writer lacks the spirit of the age, the spiritual intuition that could understand what the actors are facing. i'm sorry to claim this isn't solid historical past. it truly is sloppy historical past reflecting the sentiments of the current into the prior. Of the potential 5 stars I remove 3 for wish of historical past yet provide it one megastar for the canopy and one megastar for the paper it really is written on. Why punish the blameless no matter if inanimate?

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Thomas Wright (London: 1939; rpt. New York: Johnson, 1968), pp. 323-45. Pamela Gradon, in "Langland and the Ideology of Dissent," Proceedings of the British Academy, 66 (1980), 179-205, asks whether several passages in Piers Plowman attacking the temporalities of the clergy have their source in Wyclif's writings; her response is that their author derives his material from more orthodox critics of the fourteenth-century church. 56. B. Dobson, The Peasants' Revolt of 1381 (London: Macmillan, 1983).

They gave the king an ultimatum declaring that they would no longer pay for his war unless they received some relief from the demands of the pope. Page 6 The king was forced to re-examine his relationship with the papacy and its claim to revenues from benefices in England. 18 After agreeing to open negotiations at Bruges the following year, Edward and Gregory began a series of preliminary maneuvers. Edward had an accounting made of all benefices held by aliens in England, their yearly value, and the number of aliens actually resident in the country.

Anne Hudson and Michael Wilks, Studies in Church History, Subsidia 5 (Oxford: Blackwell, 1987), pp. 397-417. The Hussite catalogues are printed in Polemical Works I, p. lxvi, where the series is designated as Page 21 Summa in theologia, and on p. lxxix where it is labeled Summa theologiae. The latter title is the one most frequently used by writers on Wyclif. 3. In his work on the Bible, On the Truth of Sacred Scripture, De veritate Sacrae Scripturae, ed. R. Buddensieg (London: Trübner, 1905), I, 406; II, 216, 250; III, 275, Wyclif makes references to the third, fourth, and fifth books, that is, to the three parts of his treatise On Civil Dominion, De dominio civili, edd.

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