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Apostolic Conciliarism of Jean Gerson (John J Ryan) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 1997) 9780788504648
Apostolic Conciliarism of Jean Gerson (John J Ryan) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 1997) 9780788504648
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Title: The Apostolic Conciliarism of Jean Gerson

Author: Ryan, John J

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 1997

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780788504648

Volumes: 1; Pages: 96

List Price in Cloth: $53.00 Our price: $42.99

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John J. Ryan provides a penetrating analysis of the events and motives that led the French theologian Jean Charlier de Gerson (1363-1429) to become a leading figure in the medieval conciliarist movement."Ryan convincingly demonstrates that Gerson's conciliarism was motivated primarily by a return to apostolic virtues of poverty, simplicity, and holiness; the newer ideas of democracy and representative government articulated by Marsiglius of Padua were not central to Gerson's agenda. His program of protest and renewal centers on a call to return to the 'apostolic life,' a concern that has found repeated expression in the church ever since the rise of monasticism and reached intense fervor in the fourteenth century. This book brings a fresh voice to conciliar studies with its nuanced understanding of the forces at work to end the papal schism."--Carl Volz, Luther Seminary
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