Wyclif: Trialogus by John WyclifWyclif: Trialogus by John Wyclif

Wyclif: Trialogus

byJohn WyclifEditorStephen E. Lahey

Hardcover | January 7, 2013

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John Wyclif is known for translating the Vulgate Bible into English, and for arguing for the royal divestment of the church, the reduction of papal power and the elimination of the friars and against the doctrine of transubstantiation. His thought catalyzed the Lollard movement in England and provided an ideology for the Hussite revolution in Bohemia. Wyclif's Trialogus discusses divine power and knowledge, creation, virtues and vices, the Incarnation, redemption and the sacraments. It consists of a three-way conversation, which Wyclif wrote to familiarize priests and layfolk with the complex issues underlying Christian doctrine, and begins with formal philosophical theology, which moves into moral theology, concluding with a searing critique of the fourteenth-century ecclesiastical status quo. Stephen Lahey provides a complete English translation of all four books, and the 'Supplement to the Trialogue', which will be a valuable resource for scholars and students currently relying on selective translated extracts.
John Wyclif was an English philosopher, theologian, and reformer. Many of his beliefs varied from traditional Church teachings, and some views put him outside of the orthodox fold. He argued, for instance, that ecclesiastical authorities not in a state of grace could be deprived of their endowments by civil authority and that there was...
Title:Wyclif: TrialogusFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.98 inPublished:January 7, 2013Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521869242

ISBN - 13:9780521869249


Table of Contents

Introduction; Book I; Book II; Book III; Book IV; Supplement to the Trialogus: On the Endowment of the Church.