A Companion to Jean Gerson (Brill's Companions to the by Brian Patrick McGuire

By Brian Patrick McGuire

The spouse to Jean Gerson presents a advisor to new learn on Jean Gerson (1363-1429), theologian, chancellor of the college of Paris, and church reformer. Ten articles define his lifestyles and works, contribution to put devotion, position as biblical theologian, function as humanist, mystical theology, involvement within the conciliar stream, dilemmas as college grasp and conflicts with the mendicants, perspectives on girls and particularly on girl 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 reviews, whereas others have lately accomplished their dissertations. All map the relevance of Gerson to knowing past due medieval and early sleek tradition, faith and spirituality.

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Le débat sur le Roman de la Rose (Paris, 1977). See the article of Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski in the present volume. 301–16). 65–70; EW pp. 213–20). He was also directly or indirectly in contact with Christine de Pizan on the same subject. Christine appealed to him for support, but I find his response feeble. Gerson in general kept at a distance from all close relationships with women,37 except for his sisters, and he apparently made no exception for one of the most gifted and creative women of the age.

In search of jean gerson 23 have been negotiations that autumn for making up the French delegation, but for the time being Gerson’s main concern was the condemnation of the defence of tyrannicide. 57 Here he apparently for the first time attacked the duke of Burgundy by name. 58 Gerson and the rest of the French delegation arrived at a dramatic time. On 2 March Pope John XXIII promised to resign office, but on 20 March he fled the city. 39–50). 59 The council in any case went ahead with what in retrospect can be seen as its most important decree, Haec sancta, issued on 6 April 1415 and asserting that the council is the supreme governing body in the Church and has the power to depose popes.

A direct result of this rapprochement manifested itself on 18 November. 41 For a moment it looked as if Gerson had secured not only for himself but also for his successors a prebend that would provide them with a regular income. 467–68). Despite appearances, Gerson had not been bought. On 1 January 1404 he once again preached before Benedict, this time at Tarascon, and criticised him for not cooperating with efforts to end the schism by resigning the papacy, the so-called “way of cession”. Back in Paris by the end of the month, he was officially installed in his canonry 39 Also the critical edition Ioannis Carlerii de Gerson de Mystica Theologia, ed.

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