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The Lollards : Social History in Perspective - Richard Rex

The Lollards

Social History in Perspective

Hardcover Published: 30th May 2002
ISBN: 9780333597514
Number Of Pages: 188

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"The Lollards" offers a brief, insightful guide to the entire history of England's only native medieval heretical movement. Beginning with its fourteenth century origins in the theology of an Oxford professor, John Wyclif, Richard Rex examines the spread of Lollardy across much of England until its eventual dissolution amidst the ecclesiastical and doctrinal upheavals of the sixteenth century. Taking account of recent scholarship, "The Lollards" examines the movement's relationship to Wyclif's teachings, its social and geographical distribution, its political significance and its relationship to the English Reformation.

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'A very good introduction to the subject.' - Andrew Brown, Edinburgh University '...admirable in its clarity of expression, its sharp distillation of complex issues and its provocative no-nonsense revisionist approach.' - Peter Marshall, University of Warwick 'A must for any library with an interest in English history...highly recommended.' - C.L. Hamilton, Choice 'The study is a readble, scholarly, and thought-provoking contribution to the increasing body of scholarship on the Lollards.' - Medium Aevum

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
The Church of England in the Later Middle Agesp. 1
John Wyclif and His Theologyp. 25
Wyclif's Philosophyp. 32
The Biblep. 34
Lordship in Gracep. 35
Predestination and Necessityp. 38
The Churchp. 39
The Papacyp. 41
Faith and Salvationp. 41
The Eucharistp. 42
Sacraments and Signsp. 45
Christian Lifep. 48
Royalty and Reformp. 50
The Peasants' Revolt and the Condemnation of Wyclifp. 52
The Early Diffusion of Lollardyp. 54
Lollard Preachersp. 55
The Lollard Messagep. 59
Lollardy and Patronagep. 61
Geography of Early Lollardyp. 64
Social Distribution of Early Lollardyp. 71
Lollard Textsp. 74
Lollardy and Lay Pietyp. 78
Lollardy as a Movementp. 81
Lollardy and Politicsp. 82
The Oldcastle Risingp. 84
Survival and Revivalp. 88
Geography of Later Lollardyp. 89
Social Distribution of Later Lollardyp. 101
Gender Distribution of Lollardyp. 104
The Dynamics of Lollard Communitiesp. 108
A Tudor Revival of Lollardy?p. 112
From Lollardy to Protestantismp. 115
Comparative Geography of Lollardy and Protestantismp. 119
The Moral Contrast between Lollardy and Protestantismp. 131
The Social Contrast between Lollards and the English Reformersp. 133
Lollardy and Calvinismp. 139
The Fate of Lollardyp. 140
Conclusionp. 143
Notesp. 151
Bibliographyp. 174
Indexp. 186
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ISBN: 9780333597514
ISBN-10: 0333597516
Series: Social History in Perspective
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 30th May 2002
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.5 x 14.5  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1