Item description for Conciliarism and Papalism (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought) by J. H. Burns, Thomas M. Izbicki & Raymond Geuss...
Overview Almost on the eve of the sixteenth-century Reformation, the long-running debate over the respective authority of popes and councils in the Catholic Church was vigorously resumed. This book offers the first English translation of four major contributions to that debate. These complex arguments are fundamental for any society under government, whether church or state, and even on the threshold of the twenty-first century the concerns that underlie and animate these scholastic disputations continue to retain their force.
Publishers Description 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.
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Studio: Cambridge University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.46" Height: 0.93" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2010
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Series Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought
ISBN 0521476747 ISBN13 9780521476744
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Quick Review Jun 12, 2000
Collection of primary sources on the debate which raged within the Roman Church for centuries before the Reformation.
Deals with the authority of the Pope and councils. If one council establishes the authority of the Pope, which council establishes the authority of that council...and that council...and that council...?