Universities, Academics and the Great Schism by R. N. Swanson
By R. N. Swanson
The election of either city VI and Clement VII to the papacy in 1378, via an identical physique of cardinals, offered the church with an it appears insoluble constitutional hassle. Dr Swanson examines the response to this case from a hitherto unconsidered viewpoint: that of the colleges to whom Europe became to formulate the theories which might clear up the matter. He examines the makes an attempt through the lecturers to achieve help for his or her numerous schemes and indicates how those produced clash at a number of degrees: in the neighborhood, among factions inside person universities; nationally, among rival universities, and among universities and their ecclesiastical and secular superiors; and the world over, because the universities followed at the same time specific attitudes and sometimnes clashed with their very own popes. The concluding chapters exhibit how the teachers ultimately devised the conciliarist formulation which ended in the convocation of the Council of Pisa in 1409.
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A few reflections:
(1) That Francis used to be a fine looking guy, as prompt by means of the author,was rarely the case. now we have modern photographs of Francis exhibiting in a different way in addition to descriptions of his contemporaries corresponding to Thomas of Celano;
(2) That Francis was once a womanizer, back instructed by way of the writer, is uncertain. there's no proof in any respect of this. In thirteenth Century Assisi, this type of small city, it should were prohibitied until the writer is suggesting Francis visited homes of prostitution. there is not any checklist 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. historical past is totally silent in this factor. the writer is correct bearing on Francis' and his love of Arthurian legends.
As a question of background, the belief of chivalric love prohibited sexual touch. girl Poverty used to be simply that - a component of his mystical lifestyles. And certainly the age distinction is suspect - Francis was once virtually 30 while he switched over to the paranormal existence - Claire turning 14 - 15;
(4) convinced, Francis did visit struggle. the writer says he was once a "warrior. "
Such a observe indicates a life-style which can not often painting the Francis of Assisi of ancient checklist. sure, he went to conflict yet we haven't any suggestion of what he did. He can have killed or he might have been nursing the wounded in his first conflict. we do not be aware of. We do comprehend he was once attempting to satisfy his father's aspirations while he armored as much as move at the Cursades. This enterprise, we all know, used to be interrupted through a magical occasion for Francis. He grew to become again and have become a knight of his Lord - the magical Christ who ultimately spoke to him at Daniano. used to be he then a "failed knight? " as recommended through the writer. Francis concept in a different way. the matter right here seems to be the author's loss of non secular intuition which might make such occasions incomprehensible. If whatever should be stated approximately Francis at this juncture is that he didn't reside 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 might 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 concept as such a lot medieval Christians the assumption of the hugely influential Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, the 1st preacher of the Crusades a century past. Bernard stated "to kill a Muslim isn't really to devote homocide. " Francis faced the Sultan in the course of the Crusades. at the moment he justified the killing going as being worthwhile till the Muslims permitted 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 potential, 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 strong books on Saint Francis. this isn't one in every of them. the writer lacks the spirit of the age, the non secular intuition which can understand what the actors are dealing with. i'm sorry to claim this isn't sturdy background. it truly is sloppy background reflecting the sentiments of the current into the previous. Of the prospective 5 stars I remove 3 for wish of historical past yet supply it one big name for the canopy and one megastar for the paper it's written on. Why punish the blameless no matter if inanimate?
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With these manifold differences, the idea of community cannot have been much more than theoretical; nevertheless during the schism, with the 27 28 M. Seidlmayer, Die Anfdnge des grossen abendldndischen Schismas, Spanische Forschungen der Gorresgesellschaft, zweite Reihe, vol. 5 (Miinster, 1940), p . 343. Cobban, The medieval universities, pp. 27-35. 17 The context supra-national authority of the papacy obviously non-existent, and that of the empire undermined not only by the personal incompetence of Wenceslas (and, after 1400, by the appearance of Rupert of the Palatinate as rival King of the Romans), but also by the rise of the territorial monarchies which claimed imperial rights within their own frontiers and thus some sort of jurisdiction over the church, the universities remained the only surviving supra-national community to which any sort of appeal could be made for a solution to what was, essentially, a problem of universalist dimensions.
22. , p . 155; S. Baluzius [ed. G. Mollat], Vitae paparum Avenionensium . . , Paris, 1914-22), vol. 4, p . 255. Their tracts are in BN, MSS Lat. 1469, 1470. Seidlmayer, Anfa'nge, p . 220. , A r m . LIV. 48, on fos 2r, 3r. I have not been able to find the originals. , ArmT~LIVri8, fos 48r~5ir: Allegationes cuiusdam doctoris Salamantini. , fo. 50V: 'Concludo quod licet persona electa sit bona et valens et scientifica persona, quia tamen in eius electionem intervenerunt multa vicia provocata (quod non fuit ex culpa electa sed romanorum), dicta eleccio non tenet de juris rigore nee de bona equitate'.
1, p . 401. 77 ibid. , vol. 1, p . 423. Several exiled academics appear on the rotulus to Clement VII dated for 1388 which is printed in Moreira de Sa, Chartularium, n o . 413. Cartulaire de Vuniversite de Montpellier (2 vols. and supplement, Montpellier, 18901912), vol. 1, p . 580. 34 A matter of loyalty Orleans (as well as Paris) had declared for him against Clement VII,80 but it seems more probable that the Roman pope was actually referring to the not inconsiderable number of supporters which he retained at least in Orleans and Paris during the first years of the dispute.