Jean Gerson: Early Works

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Paulist Press, 1998 - Religion - 482 pages
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Here are selected seminal writings of Jean Gerson (1363-1429), chancellor of the University of Paris, academic, humanist, Christian teacher and reformer, and 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 Mountain of Contemplation
75
Sermon on the Feast of Saint Bernard
128
Early Letters
149
The First and Speculative Treatise
262
The Second and Practical Treatise
288
On Distinguishing True from False Revelations
334
On the Art of Hearing Confessions
365
Treatise Against The Romance of the Rose
378
Notes
399
Abbreviations and Select Bibliography
471
Index
477
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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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