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Conciliarism and Papalism : Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought - J. H. Burns

Conciliarism and Papalism

Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought

By: J. H. Burns (Editor), Dr. Thomas M. Izbicki (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 28th November 1997
ISBN: 9780521470896
Number Of Pages: 354

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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. In this collection the editors bring together the first English translation of four major contributions to that debate. In these texts, complex arguments derived from Scripture, theology, and canon law are deployed. The issues that emerge, however, prove to have a broader significance. What is foreshadowed here is the confrontation between 'absolutism' and 'constitutionalism' which was to be a dominant theme in the politics of early-modern Europe and beyond. Even on the threshold of the twenty-first century the concerns that underlie and animate the scholastic disputations in these pages retain their force. This volume includes introductory material which elucidates the context of the debate, as well as a comprehensive bibliography.

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'Conciliarism had been one of the most important topics of debate in the church for a century, only to be overtaken by the Reformation controversies. These texts show just how sophisticated and lively the debate still was on the eve of the Reformation.' History

EditorsÆ note
A note on terms
On the comparison of the authority of pope and council
A book concerning the authority of the Church
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
A disputation concerning the authority of the council over the supreme pontiff
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ISBN: 9780521470896
ISBN-10: 0521470897
Series: Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 354
Published: 28th November 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.59