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Companion to Jean Gerson (Brian Patrick McGuire (ed)) Paperback Book, (Brill, 2006) 9789004205758
Companion to Jean Gerson (Brian Patrick McGuire (ed)) Paperback Book, (Brill, 2006) 9789004205758
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Title: A Companion to Jean Gerson

Author: McGuire, Brian Patrick (ed)

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2006

Paperback; ISBN: 9789004205758

Volumes: 1; Pages: xxvi, 438

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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.Table of contentsList of ContributorsIntroductionIn Search of Jean Gerson: Chronology of His Life and WorksBrian Patrick McGuireGerson on Lay DevotionDaniel B. HobbinsDiscovering Gerson the Humanist: Fifty Years of SerendipityGilbert OuyMaking Sense of it all: Gerson's Biblical TheologyD. Zach FlanaginGerson as ConciliaristFrancis OakleyGerson's Mystical Theology: A New Profile of its EvolutionJeffrey FisherGerson as Preacher in the Conflict between Mendicants and Secular PriestsNancy McLoughlinGerson's Stance on WomenWendy Love AndersonJean Gerson and the Debate on the Romance of the RoseRenate Blumenfeld-KosinskiGerson's AfterlifeYelena Mazour-MatusevichBibliographyIndex
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