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Pastor and Laity in the Theology of Jean Gerson - D.Catherine Brown

Pastor and Laity in the Theology of Jean Gerson

Paperback Published: 20th December 2007
ISBN: 9780521044752
Number Of Pages: 372

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Pastor and Laity in the Theology of Jean Gerson explores the pastoral teaching of one of Europe's most influential churchmen of the early fifteenth century. Chancellor of the University of Paris from 1395 to 1429, Gerson is probably best known for his activities towards ending the Great Schism. But behind his public life lay a deep concern for the spiritual welfare of the people. Through an examination of Gerson's sermons and writings for the laity, and of his many works giving guidance to bishops and parish priests about their roles as pastors, preachers and confessors, the book throws light on what the late medieval, pre-Reformation Church was teaching the laity, and also on popular religious mentality in the period. The topics dealt with range from matters of high theological import such as justification, predestination and mysticism to the seven capital sins and all their branches, the art of preaching, women, marriage and children.

List of abbreviations
Gersons life
The art of the preacher
The role of the pastor
The means of salvation
The analysis of sin
The mystical way
Women, marriage and children
Doctor christianissimus et consolatorius
Bibliography of works cited
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ISBN: 9780521044752
ISBN-10: 0521044758
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 372
Published: 20th December 2007
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.11
Weight (kg): 0.54