Conciliarism and Papalism

(Paperback - Nov 2010)
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On the eve of the 16th-century Reformation, the long-running debate over the respective authority of popes and councils in the Catholic Church was vigorously resumed. In this collection, the editors bring together the first English translation of four major contributions to that debate. In these texts, complex arguments derived from Scripture, theology and canon law are deployed. The issues that emerge, however, prove to have a broader significance. What is foreshadowed here is the confrontation between absolutism and constitutionalism which was to be a dominant theme in the politics of early-modern Europe and beyond. Even on the threshold of the 21st century, the concerns that underlie and animate the scholastic disputations in these pages retain their force. This volume includes introductory material which elucidates the context of the debate, as well as a bibliography.


  • SKU: 9780521476744
  • SKU10: 0521476747
  • Title: Conciliarism and Papalism
  • Series: Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought
  • Qty Remaining Online: 106
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Date Published: Nov 2010
  • Pages: 315
  • Weight lbs: 1.10
  • Dimensions: 8.50" L x 5.46" W x 0.93" H
  • Features: Index, Bibliography
  • Themes: Theometrics | Academic; Theometrics | Catholic;
  • Category: CHURCH HISTORY
  • Subject: Christianity - History - General


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