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The Medieval Experience
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|March 1, 1988

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Originally published by Charles Scribners' Sons, 1974. 'The perspective from which [this book] has been written is that of world history; the conviction determining its focus, that of Western cultural peculiarity or singularity; the belief suggesting its…
From the Cast-Iron Shore: In Lifelong Pursuit of Liberal Learning
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From the Cast-Iron Shore is part personal memoir and part participant-observer?s educational history. As president emeritus at Williams College in Massachusetts, Francis Oakley details its progression from a fraternity-dominated institution in the 1950s to the…
The Crisis of Authority in Catholic Modernity
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One deep problem facing the Catholic church is the question of how its teaching authority is understood today. It is fairly clear that, while Rome continues to teach as if its authority were unchanged from the days before Vatican II (1962-65), the majority of…
The Conciliarist Tradition: Constitutionalism in the Catholic Church 1300-1870
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In the early fifteenth century, the general council assembled at Constance and, representing the universal Church, put an end to the scandalous schism which for almost forty years had divided the Latin Church between rival lines of claimants to the papal office.…
The Western Church in the Later Middle Ages
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|August 6, 1985

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Francis Oakley addresses late-medieval church history in its own terms, pointing out not only discontinuities but also continuities with earlier medieval experience. "By doing so," he writes, "I hope to have avoided the distortions and refractions that occur when…
The Watershed Of Modern Politics: Law, Virtue, Kingship, And Consent (1300-1650)
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The concluding volume of Francis Oakley's authoritative trilogy moves on to engage the political thinkers of the later Middle Ages, Renaissance, Age of Reformation and religious wars, and the era that produced the Divine Right Theory of Kingship. Oakley's…
Kingship: The Politics of Enchantmant
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|February 13, 2006

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From despots to powerless figureheads, and from the Neolithic era to the present, this book traces the history of kingship around the world and the tenacity of its connection with the sacred. Considers the many forms that kingship took during this period,…
Natural Law, Laws of Nature, Natural Rights: Continuity and Discontinuity in the History of Ideas
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Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2006 The existence and grounding of human or natural rights is a heavily contested issue today, not only in the West but in the debates raging between "fundamentalists" and "liberals" or "modernists in the Islamic world. So, too,…