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Conciliarism and Papalism

Conciliarism and Papalism

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Part of Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought

  • Date Published: January 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521476744

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About the Authors
  • Almost on the eve of the sixteenth-century Reformation, the long-running debate over the respective authority of popes and councils in the Catholic Church was vigorously resumed. This book offers the first English translation of four major contributions to that debate. These complex arguments are fundamental for any society under government, whether church or state, and even on the threshold of the twenty-first century the concerns that underlie and animate these scholastic disputations continue to retain their force.

    • The first translation of four key texts in a historically important debate
    • Includes introductory material elucidating the context of the debate
    • Presentation integrally of the dialectical exchanges in that debate
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    "The collection is very helpful.... This collection should find a home on the shelves of historians, theologians, political scientists, and their graduate students interested in late medieval ecclesiology, particularly since this battle was joined just as the issues of ecclesiastical polity and authority were about to be re-evaluated in Luther's challenge and Rome's response." Christopher M. Bellitto, The Catholic Historical Review

    "The collection is very helpful because the juxtaposition of opposing viewpoints highlights their differences. This collection should find a home on the shelves of historians, tehologians, political scientists, and their graduate studetns interested in late medieval ecclesiology...." Christopher M. Bellitto, Catholic Historical Review

    "The publication of this excellent English translations of their tracts and of Cajetan's polemics against them, along with a good introduction by anoted expert in the field, is then cause for celebration." Francis Oakley, Church History

    "Valuable for those interested in late medieval and early modern church history and political thought." Brad S. Gregory, Religious Studies Review

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521476744
    • length: 354 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 139 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.45kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Editors' note
    A note on terms
    1. On the comparison of the authority of pope and council
    2. A book concerning the authority of the Church
    3. The apology of Brother Thomas de Vio of Gaeta, master general of the Order of Preachers, concerning the authority of the pope compared with that of the council, to the most reverend Niccolo Fieschi, well-deserving cardinal of the Holy Roman Church
    4. A disputation concerning the authority of the council over the supreme pontiff.

  • Editors

    J. H. Burns, University of London

    Thomas Izbicki, The Johns Hopkins University

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