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John Wyclif

Stephen Edmund Lahey

Abstract

The 14th-century English philosopher and theologian John Wyclif (d. 1384) has been described as a forerunner of the Reformation, but is better understood as the last important thinker of Oxford’s “Golden Age” of theology. Rather than describing him in terms of what would occur a century and a half after his death, this book describes Wyclif as coming at the end of a period of great intellectual activity. His logic, epistemology, and metaphysics emerge from academic discourse engendered by Ockham’s conceptualism and sharpened by the semantic analysis of the Mertonian Calculators. The theologica ... More

Keywords: Oxford, Ockham, hermeneutics, metaphysics, Scripture, transubstantiation, predestination, Wyclif, philosophical theology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195183313
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183313.001.0001

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Stephen Edmund Lahey, author
Lemoyne College
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