Jean Gerson: Early Works

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Paulist Press, 1998 - Religion - 482 pages
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Translations of the early writings of Jean Gerson (136351429), chancellor of the University of Paris from 1395, most widely known for his efforts to effect church unity during the western Schism which began in 1378. Gerson is considered to be one of the greatest theologians and mystical writers of the Middle Ages.
 

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Medieval historian McGuire (Roskilde Univ., Denmark) here offers the writing of Celestine Priest Jean Gerson (1363-1429). A leading theologian, preacher, and spiritual writer of his time, Gerson ... Read full review

Contents

The First and Speculative Treatise1
262
The Second and Practical Treatise
288
On Distinguishing True from False Revelations1
334
On the Art of Hearing Confessions1
365
Treatise Against The Romance of the Rose1
378

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Page viii - McGinn is Professor of Historical Theology and the History of Christianity at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago.

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Brian Patrick McGuire is Professor of Medieval History at the Institute of History and Social Theory at Roskilde University in Denmark. His books include Friendship and Community: The Monastic Experience, 350-1250 (1988) and Brother and Lover: Aelred of Rievaulx (1994). Most recently, he edited and translated the volume Jean Gerson: Early Works (1998).

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