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William of Ockham : A Short Discourse on Tyrannical Government - Arthur Stephen McGrade

William of Ockham

A Short Discourse on Tyrannical Government

Paperback Published: 19th October 1992
ISBN: 9780521358033
Number Of Pages: 252

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William of Ockham (c. 1285-c. 1387) was the most eminent theologian and philosopher of his day, a Franciscan friar who came to believe that the Avignonese papacy of John XXII had set out to destroy the religious ideal on which his order was based: the complete poverty of Christ and the Apostles. A Short Discourse on Tyrannical Government is an attack on the claims of the medieval Church, specifically the papacy, to universal spiritual and secular power. Written at the time of the emergence of the European nation-states, Ockham's work issued a direct hard-hitting challenge to the claims of limitless papal power. The text is accompanied by a full bibliography, a chronology and an introduction setting his work in its intellectual and historical context.

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"This book is enriched by an admirable introduction by McGrade, which places Ockham and his work in the framework of their time. Careful footnoting and a useful bibliography enhance the value of the book." H. Malcolm MacDonald, Social Science Quarterly "Ockham's argument combines lucidity with passion...it was the first complete Latin work I ever read. By the time I finished it I would gladly have followed Ockham out of Avignon and into the imperial entourage." David Burr, Church History

Note on references
List of abbreviations
Principal dates in Ockham+s life
Suggestions for further reading
A Short Discourse on the Tyrannical Government over things
Divine and human, but especially over the Empire and those subject to the Empire
Usurped by some who are called Highest Pontiffs
Book I
Book II
Book III
Book IV
Book V
Book VI
Appendix: text and translation
Index of references to the Bible
Index of references to canon law
Index of persons
Subject index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521358033
ISBN-10: 0521358035
Series: Cambridge Studies in French
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 19th October 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.45
Weight (kg): 0.32