A Companion to Jean Gerson (Brill's Companions to the by Brian Patrick McGuire

By Brian Patrick McGuire

The significant other to Jean Gerson presents a advisor to new examine on Jean Gerson (1363-1429), theologian, chancellor of the college of Paris, and church reformer. Ten articles define his lifestyles and works, contribution to put devotion, position as biblical theologian, function as humanist, mystical theology, involvement within the conciliar circulate, dilemmas as collage grasp and conflicts with the mendicants, perspectives on girls and particularly on lady visionaries, participation within the debate at the "Roman de los angeles Rose", and the afterlife of his works until eventually the French Revolution. a number of the individuals are veterans of gersonian reports, whereas others have lately accomplished their dissertations. All map the relevance of Gerson to knowing past due medieval and early glossy tradition, faith and spirituality.

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513–14). Here he remained until early September. His exile within the great church seems to have had a profound effect on his inner life and spirituality: he turned to Saint Joseph as the father of Jesus and the husband of Mary, a chaste and virile man whose cult deserved 53 See the article by Daniel Hobbins on lay devotion in this volume. Alfred Coville, Les cabochiens et l’ordonnance de 1413 (1888; repr. Geneva, 1974), pp. 179–94. 54 22 brian patrick mcguire propagation. 61–67). 63–94), a review of his new theology and the point of his departure for his later epic poem, the Josephina.

12 Max Lieberman, “Pierre d’Ailly, Jean Gerson et le culte de saint Joseph,” Cahiers de Joséphologie 15 (1967), pp. 5–106, esp. pp. 76–77. 13 Gilbert Ouy, “Le célestin Jean Gerson. Copiste et éditeur de son frère,” in La collaboration dans la production de l’écrit médiéval, ed. Harald Spilling (Paris, 2003), pp. 281–308. 14 It would be a cliché, but quite truthful, to say that Gerson lived in troubled times, but from the time he as a youth of 14 went off to the College of Navarre to study first arts and then theology in Paris, he managed to impress his surroundings and to find a recognised place in them.

At about the same time Gerson was becoming more openly involved in the schism. 34–35). 51–58). Gerson called on the French Church to restore obedience to Benedict XIII. 36 Gerson 34 “L’enseignement universitaire de Gerson,” Recherches de théologie ancienne et médiévale 23 (1956), pp. 88–113, esp. pp. 92–97. 35 Louis Ellies Du Pin, Johannes Gerson. Opera Omnia, vol. 1, col. clxxix. , Le débat sur le Roman de la Rose (Paris, 1977). See the article of Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski in the present volume.

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