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Author Perry, Philip, 1720-1774, author.

Title Essay on the life and manners of Robert Grosseteste / by Philip Perry ; edited by Jack P. Cunningham
Published Suffolk, UK : Published for the Catholic Record Society by The Boydell Press, 2022
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Description 1 online resource (l, 247 pages)
Series Catholic Record Society Publications. Records series ; volume 89
Catholic Record Society publications. Records series ; v. 89
Summary "Philip Perry's Essay on the Life and Manners of the Venerable Robert Grosseteste presents us not only with a high standard of biographical scholarship but also a fine example of English eighteenth-century polemical writing. Grosseteste was a formidable thirteenth-century bishop of Lincoln who, because of his insistence upon the primacy of Scripture and his apparent wrangling with the papacy, had long been claimed as a type of proto-Protestant in the English post-Reformation historical tradition. Perry sets out in his Essay a vivid account of Grosseteste's life and achievements to advance his cause as a worthy saint and to recover his reputation as a loyal son of the Roman Church. His frank discussion of the abuses that Grosseteste opposed and the controversies in which he engaged put his text beyond the limits of what a Catholic priest could advisably print in eighteenth-century England. The manuscript remained unpublished for fear of causing scandal, and now sees its first printed edition." -- Publisher, inside front flap of dust jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-240) and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed May 3, 2023)
SUBJECT Grosseteste, Robert, 1175?-1253
Subject Church of England -- Bishops -- Biography
Intellectuals -- England -- Biography
Form Electronic book
Author Cunningham, Jack, 1964- editor.
ISBN 1805430920