A Dictionary of English Church History

A Dictionary of English Church History

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...of war and capital punishment is curious. Along with these twelve Conclusions of 1395 should be taken the thirty-seven Conclusions, and the Remonstrance published by Forshall. They belong to a cycle of literature which repeated the same material in many forms. Many Lollard works, such as the Apology i for Lollards, have been wrongly ascribed to Wyclif. This Apology shows the same scope of reading as Purvey's Remonstrance and Prologue to the New Testament. The addition of prologues strongly Lollard to works (e.g. translations of the Canticles, Psalms, etc.) ' was common, and this spread of Lollard. tion in the north did more for the Church teaching, preaching, and writing made the authorities anxious. Current controversies are often illustrated by political songs. A reaction against the Lollards set in (1401) under the Lancastrians. The sympathy of Richard 11. for them has often been exaggerated, and his epitaph describes him as putting down heretics; but the new dynasty was both orthodox and severe, and Archbishop Arundel (1397) was energetic. The Act De Herelico Comburendo (1401, 2 Hen. IV. c. 15) spoke of a punish. The claim to punish, or the suggestion from the State that punishment should be inflicted, at once brought in the coercive power of the civil arm. There were many curious cases, such as that of Thorpe (probably much worked up in the pamphlet of his examination, re-edited by George Constantine or Tindal) and that of Richard Wyche. There was also much local support of Lollards (as, 1392, by Henry Fox, Mayor of Northampton). The case of Sir John Oldcastle (by a strange confusion turned into Falstafi) is important. With him Lollardy was more a social or political than a religious matter. He protested his orthodoxy, ...
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  • Paperback | 508 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 898g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236867998
  • 9781236867995