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‘And so it is licly to men’: Probabilism and hermeneutics in Wycliffite discourse

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The Latin sermons of John Wyclif (d.1384), as also the long English cycle of 294 sermons by his followers drawing on his Latin work, show a pervasive, and surprising, use of the labile and contentious medieval discourses related to probable reasoning. This article attempts to examine the implications of such usage in the context of biblical exegesis, polemics and homiletic exhortation. The Wycliffites, like their master, posited as foundational that access to the divine mind via the Bible, in...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1093/res/hgz001

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Oxford college:
Trinity College
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Author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Journal:
Review of English Studies More from this journal
Volume:
70
Issue:
295
Pages:
418-436
Publication date:
2019-02-25
Acceptance date:
2019-01-12
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EISSN:
1471-6968
ISSN:
0034-6551
Language:
English
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pubs:959278
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uuid:8c676ec6-c10d-4566-8b98-5e981d892ab0
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pubs:959278
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959278
Deposit date:
2019-01-12

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