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What is a Lollard?: Dissent and Belief in Late Medieval England

J. Patrick Hornbeck II

Abstract

What is a lollard? Generations of historians and propagandists, bishops and inquisitors, theologians and polemicists have asked this question about the dissenters who began to trouble the English church in the late fourteenth century; indeed, much of the contested historiography of the English Reformation has turned on its answer. This is a book not only about lollards but about the terms and categories that have been used to describe them. It argues that the members of the dissenting communities of fourteenth‐, fifteenth‐, and sixteenth‐century England did not subscribe to a static set of the ... More

Keywords: Lollard, Wyclif, family resemblance, development of doctrine, heresy, trial records, salvation, eucharist, marriage, clergy, pope

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199589043
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589043.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

J. Patrick Hornbeck II, author
Assistant Professor of Theology, Fordham University, New York
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