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By Brian Patrick McGuire

The spouse to Jean Gerson offers a consultant to new learn on Jean Gerson (1363-1429), theologian, chancellor of the collage of Paris, and church reformer. Ten articles define his existence and works, contribution to put devotion, position as biblical theologian, function as humanist, mystical theology, involvement within the conciliar circulate, dilemmas as college grasp and conflicts with the mendicants, perspectives on ladies and particularly on lady visionaries, participation within the debate at the "Roman de l. a. Rose", and the afterlife of his works until eventually the French Revolution. many of the participants are veterans of gersonian reports, whereas others have lately accomplished their dissertations. All map the relevance of Gerson to figuring out past due medieval and early sleek tradition, faith and spirituality.

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398–405). On 29 May the council formally deposed John XXIII, while on 4 July the representatives of the Roman pope, Gregory XII, were allowed to go through the motions of convoking the council, thus giving it his blessing, and allowing him subsequently to 57 Chronique d’Enguerran de Monstrelet, ed. L. Douët-d’Arcq, vol. 3 (Paris, 1859), pp. 55–56. 517–18 provides the relevant information from the Chapter of Notre Dame but mistakenly gives the year as 1414, instead of 1415. 59 John B. Morrall, Gerson and the Great Schism (Manchester, 1960), 97: “It is not surprising that the whole sermon served as a clarion call to the wavering spirits of the Council and that it played a great part in the dramatic stiffening of resistance to John XXIII.

Pp. 426–27. in search of jean gerson 11 among the most important and revealing statements of his life. 18; EW 161). Gerson vented his frustration with having to supplement his income at Paris by taking on boarders. 19; EW 163). The chancellor wanted to follow his conscience and live in harmony with himself as a Christian and a priest. We do not know when he was ordained, but by now he had long been a secular priest who would have said daily mass. 19). 20; EW 163). In this attack on the life of an administrator and in the midst of the political cauldron of court and university life, Gerson formulated a classic statement about the guilt felt by a person who tries to live an examined and decent Christian life.

24 Later the duke recommended him to the chapter of the collegial church of Saint Donatian at Bruges as its dean. The chapter obliged the duke, and Gerson gained a lucrative but also problematic position at a church far from Paris. 779–83). 26 In September that year the death of Clement VII was followed by the swift election of cardinal Pedro de Luna as Benedict XIII, the pope who would in the coming years cling to power and even after his deposition at the Council of Constance refuse to concede his position.

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