The Wycliffite Heresy: Authority and the Interpretation of Texts by Kantik GhoshThe Wycliffite Heresy: Authority and the Interpretation of Texts by Kantik Ghosh

The Wycliffite Heresy: Authority and the Interpretation of Texts

byKantik Ghosh

Paperback | April 30, 2009

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This is a study of the Wycliffite heresy, otherwise known as Lollardy, which flourished in England in the late fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries. Kantik Ghosh examines major texts by John Wyclif, William Woodford, Nicolas Love, Thomas Netter as well as the anonymous authors of the English Wycliffite Sermons, along with a wide range of scholastic, homiletic and meditative texts in Latin and English. Whatever the ultimate fate of Lollardy as a religious movement, he reveals that the debates it initiated successfully changed the intellectual landscape of England.
Title:The Wycliffite Heresy: Authority and the Interpretation of TextsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:316 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:April 30, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521109876

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Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. John Wyclif and the truth of sacred scripture; 2. William Woodford's anti-Wycliffite hermeneutics; 3. Vernacular translations of the Bible and 'authority; 4. The English Wycliffite sermons: 'thinking in alternatives'?; 5. Nicholas Love and the Lollards; 6. Thomas Netter and John Wyclif: hermeneutic confreres?; Afterword: Lollardy and late-medieval intellectuality; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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"Ghosh's learned and lucidly written work, which, above all, shows the myriad breakdowns in hermeneutical logic in the dialogue between Wycliffites and anti-Wycliffites, will be of great interest to all students of interpretation, late-medieval England, and heresy."
- Speculum, Ruth Nissé,