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Feeling Like Saints: Lollard Writings after Wyclif

Fiona Somerset

Abstract

“Lollard” is the name given to followers of John Wyclif, the English dissident theologian who was dismissed from Oxford University in 1381 for his arguments regarding the eucharist. A forceful and influential critic of the ecclesiastical status quo in the late fourteenth century, Wyclif’s thought was condemned at the Council of Constance in 1415. While lollardy has attracted much attention in recent years, much of what we think we know about this English religious movement is based on records of heresy trials and anti-lollard chroniclers. This book demonstrates that this approach has limitatio ... More

Keywords: lollard, John Wyclif, eucharist, lollardy, mutual responsibility, holiness, religious movement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780801452819
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801452819.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fiona Somerset, author
University of Connecticut

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