Philosophy and Politics in the Thought of John Wyclif
- Publication date:April 2003
- Dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
- Weight: 0.54kg
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John Wyclif was the fourteenth-century English thinker responsible for the first English Bible, and for the Lollard movement--persecuted widely for its attempts to reform the church through empowerment of the laity. This study argues that John Wyclif's political agenda was based on a coherent philosophical vision ultimately consistent with his earlier reformative ideas. Several of Wyclif's formal, Latin works proposed that the king should take control of all church property and power in the kingdom, a vision close to what Henry VIII was to realize 150 years later.
Winner of the 2007 John Nicholas Brown Prize of the Medieval Academy of America