A Companion to Jean Gerson

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Brian Patrick McGuire
Brill, 2006 - History - 431 pages
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"The Companion to Jean Gerson" provides a guide to new research on Jean Gerson (1363-1429), theologian, chancellor of the University of Paris, and church reformer. Ten articles outline his life and works, contribution to lay devotion, place as biblical theologian, role as humanist, mystical theology, involvement in the conciliar movement, dilemmas as university master and conflicts with the mendicants, views on women and especially on female visionaries, participation in the debate on the "Roman de la Rose," and the afterlife of his works until the French Revolution. Some of the contributors are veterans of gersonian studies, while others have recently completed their dissertations. All map the relevance of Gerson to understanding late medieval and early modern culture, religion and spirituality.

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About the author (2006)

Brian Patrick McGuire, D.Phil. (1971) in History, University of Oxford, is Professor of Medieval History at Roskilde University, Denmark. He has published in several languages on monasticism and the history of friendship, as well as Jean Gerson: Early Works (1998) and Jean Gerson and the Last Medieval Reformation (2005).

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