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By Brian Patrick McGuire

The better half to Jean Gerson presents a consultant to new learn on Jean Gerson (1363-1429), theologian, chancellor of the college of Paris, and church reformer. Ten articles define his existence and works, contribution to put devotion, position as biblical theologian, function as humanist, mystical theology, involvement within the conciliar flow, dilemmas as college grasp and conflicts with the mendicants, perspectives on girls and particularly on girl visionaries, participation within the debate at the "Roman de l. a. Rose", and the afterlife of his works until eventually the French Revolution. the various individuals are veterans of gersonian experiences, whereas others have lately accomplished their dissertations. All map the relevance of Gerson to knowing past due medieval and early smooth tradition, faith and spirituality.

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225–26). 86). 12 His eldest brother had arrived there the year before in his exile from Paris, and the two of them subsequently must have had close contact. Jean the Celestine was devoted to his brother and became his literary executor. 13 We thus have three brothers all called Jean: Gerson, Jean the Benedictine at Saint Rémi, and Jean the Celestine. Gerson reveals in his writings continuing devotion and involvement with the members of his family. 9 Jadart, Jean de Gerson, pp. 113–14. The inscription on his tomb says nothing about Arnoul’s becoming a monk, as is often asserted in treatments of Gerson.

The hardest chapter for me to write in my Jean Gerson and the Last Medieval Reformation was the one concerning Gerson at the council, because of the tyrannicide issue. 179–81). Gerson’s state of mind at this time can perhaps best be seen from a letter he wrote on 1 January 1417 to his brother Jean the Celestine. 199). 376–98). 190–210). His hopes may have been rekindled by the return to Constance of King Sigismund on 27 January. 250). It summarises the conclusions at which he gradually had arrived through years of watching and participating in efforts to end the schism.

19 We find his name in a petition sent in 1387 to the pope at Avignon, Clement VII, with a list of members of the French nation of the university seeking a prebend. In 1383 the University of Paris had declared its allegiance to Clement at Avignon, a result of overwhelming court pressure on the university masters. There is no doubt that the recognition of Clement was of great importance for a university which through most of the fourteenth century had established a system of papal appointments from Avignon for Paris graduates to positions in the Church.

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