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Magisterial authority, heresy and lay questioning in early fifteenth-century Oxford

Abstract:

A group of Latin-English macaronic sermons from the early fifteenth century collected together in Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Bodley 649 offers suggestive insights into contemporary perceptions of Oxford University and of the compromised authority of its theological magisterium in the aftermath of the Wycliffite controversies in which the university had been fundamentally implicated. This essay argues that the sermons, in the epistemic ambiguity and indecision which lie at their heart, are c...

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Published
Peer review status:
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10.4000/rhr.8252

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Department:
English, University of Oxford
Publisher:
Armand Colin Publisher's website
Journal:
Revue de l'histoire des religions
Volume:
231
Issue:
2
Pages:
293-311
Publication date:
2014
Acceptance date:
2013-08-31
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EISSN:
2105-2573
ISSN:
0035-1423
Language:
English

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