Ethics and Power in Medieval English Reformist Writing Paperback

by Edwin David Craun;


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Ethics and Power in Medieval English Reformist Writing

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The late medieval Church obliged all Christians to rebuke the sins of others, especially those who had power to discipline in Church and State: priests, confessors, bishops, judges, the Pope. This practice, in which the injured party had to confront the wrong-doer directly and privately, was known as fraternal correction. Edwin Craun examines how pastoral writing instructed Christians to make this corrective process effective by avoiding slander, insult, and hypocrisy. He explores how John Wyclif and his followers expanded this established practice to authorize their own polemics against mendicants and clerical wealth. Finally, he traces how major English reformist writing - Piers Plowman, Mum and the Sothsegger, and The Book of Margery Kempe - expanded the practice to justify their protests, to protect themselves from repressive elements in the late Ricardian and Lancastrian Church and State, and to urge their readers to mount effective protests against religious, social, and political abuses.

Ethics and Power in Medieval English Reformist Writing by Edwin David Craun was published by Cambridge University Press in January 2013. The ISBN for Ethics and Power in Medieval English Reformist Writing is 9781107412538.

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Page last updated 19th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCambridge University Press (January 2013)
Weight320g
Number of Pages234
Thickness13 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9781107412538
ISBN-101107412536
Product Code4059794
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