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Author Serina, Richard J

Title Nicholas of Cusa's Brixen Sermons and Late Medieval Church Reform
Published Boston : BRILL, 2016


Description 1 online resource (271 pages)
Series Studies in the History of Christian Traditions
Studies in the history of Christian traditions.
Contents Nicholas of Cusa's Brixen Sermons and Late Medieval Church Reform; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Abbreviations; Timeline: Life and Major Works; Timeline: Brixen and Roman Reforms; 1 Introduction; Cusanus and Late Medieval Reform; Interpretations of the Later Cusanus; Reform Ideas and the Brixen Sermons; 2 The Ecclesiastical Context of the Brixen Sermons; Cusanus and the Brixen Episcopate; Cusanus as Bishop of Brixen; Conflicts of Authority in Brixen; Reforms of the Brixen Episcopate; Sermons of the Brixen Episcopate; 3 The Intellectual Context of the Brixen Sermons
Cusanus and the Dionysian HierarchiesDionysian Hierarchies in the Early Conciliarism; Dionysian Hierarchies after the Papal Turn; Dionysian Hierarchies during the Brixen Episcopate; Dionysian Hierarchies, Church Hierarchy, and the Brixen Sermons; 4 Images of Church and Reform in the Brixen Sermons; Reform Ideas in the Brixen Sermons; Corpus Mysticum as Image of the Church; Christiformitas as Image of Personal Reform; Corpus Mysticum, Christiformitas, and the Dionysian Hierarchies; 5 Monastic Reform in the Brixen Sermons; Monastic Reform and the Brixen Religious
1453 Monastic Visitation Sermons1454 Monastic Visitation Sermons; 1455 Monastic Visitation Sermons; 1457 Monastic Visitation Sermons; Preaching Monastic Reform in Brixen; 6 Pastoral Reform in the Brixen Sermons; Pastoral Reform and the Brixen Clergy; 1453 Synodal Sermon; 1454 Synodal and Chapter Visitation Sermons; 1455 Synodal Sermon; 1457 Synodal Sermon; Preaching Pastoral Reform in Brixen; 7 Pastoral Reform in Rome; Reform in Renaissance Rome; Cusanus in Rome; 1459 Roman Synodal Sermon; 1459 Roman Visitation Sermons; 1459 Reformatio Generalis; Preaching Pastoral Reform in Rome
Summary Scholarship has recognized fifteenth-century speculative thinker Nicholas of Cusa for his early contributions to conciliar theory, but not his later ecclesiastical carer as cardinal, residential bishop, preacher, and reformer. Richard Serina shows that, as bishop in the Tyrolese diocese of Brixen from 1452 to 1458, and later as resident cardinal in Rome, Nicolas of Cusa left a testament to his view of reform in the sermons he preached to monks, clergy, and laity. These 171 sermons, in addition to his 'Reformatio generalis' of 1459, reflect an intellectual coming to terms with the challenge of reform in the late medieval church, and in response creatively incorporating metaphysics, mystical theology, ecclesiology, and personal renewal into his preaching of reform
Notes 8 ConclusionBibliography; Index
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Subject Nicholas, of Cusa, Cardinal, 1401-1464 -- Sermons
Nicholas, of Cusa, Cardinal, 1401-1464. Reformatio generalis.
Nicholas, of Cusa, Cardinal, 1401-1464.
Church renewal -- Catholic Church -- History
Conciliar theory -- History
Church renewal -- Catholic Church.
Conciliar theory.
Brixen (Ecclesiastical principality) -- Church history
Europe -- Brixen (Ecclesiastical principality)
Genre/Form Church history.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789004326767