A Companion to John Wyclif (Brill’s Companions to the by Levy, I.C., Ian Christopher Levy

By Levy, I.C., Ian Christopher Levy

The better half to John Wyclif includes 8 sizeable essays (2-3, phrases every one) which disguise the entire significant parts of Wyclif's existence and idea. every one essay presents well timed study that's completely grounded within the fundamental texts whereas applying the newest secondary literature. Essays comprise: lifestyles and occupation; common sense and metaphysics; Trinity and Christology; ecclesiology and politics; the Christian lifestyles; sacraments; the Bible; his rivals. there's no related publication to be had at the present time.

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These dates have the merit of putting him in his mid to late-50s when he suffered his fatal stroke and allowing him more time to produce his considerable volume of writings. But it is not impossible that a man in his late 40s could suffer such a stroke, and, as William Courtenay, Schools, pp. 348–49, has pointed out, Wyclif ’s academic output was probably produced in a shorter period than normally assumed. The primary objection to a date in the 1320s is that it puts his matriculation at some point in his early 20s, an unusually advanced age for a new university student and something for which there is no particular evidence.

McHardy, “John Wycliffe’s Mission to Bruges: A Financial Footnote,” Journal of Theological Studies 24 (1973), 521–22, for a brief discussion of the financing of his trip. He returned owing the Crown more than £7, which suggests that he returned sooner than expected and thus was expected to repay the excess amount he had been given. He did not repay until 1382; Holmes, Good Parliament, p. 20. 58 18 andrew e. larsen Wyclif was also replaced, and while we have no information about why, it is commonly thought that his opposition to papal provisions may have been the main reason.

Eugene, 2001) (hereafter cited as “Workman”), but at more than eighty years old, it is outdated on many points; similarly, Hastings Rashdall’s entry on Wyclif in the Dictionary of National Biography is now obsolete and has been superseded by Anne Hudson and Anthony Kenny’s article on Wyclif in the new Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, 2004), 60: 616–30. Other important works on Wyclif ’s life include Gwynn, 10 andrew e. 30 Under normal conditions, that status took about five years to achieve, which would put his matriculation at approximately 1350, give or take a year.

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