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Author Serina, Richard J., Jr., author.

Title Nicholas of Cusa's Brixen sermons and late medieval church reform / by Richard J. Serina, Jr
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2016]
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Series Studies in the history of Christian traditions, 1573-5664 ; volume 182
Contents The ecclesiastical context of the Brixen sermons -- The intellectual context of the Brixen sermons -- Images of church and reform in the Brixen semons -- Monastic reform in the Brixen sermons -- Pastoral reform in the Brixen sermons -- 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
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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.
Nicolas de Cusa.
Nikolaus von Kues, Kardinal 1401-1464 Sermones.
Church renewal -- Catholic Church -- History
Conciliar theory -- History
Church renewal -- Catholic Church.
Conciliar theory.
RELIGION / Christianity / Catholic
Brixen (Ecclesiastical principality) -- Church history
Diƶzese Brixen.
Europe -- Brixen (Ecclesiastical principality)
Genre/Form Church history.
Form Electronic book
Author Nicholas, of Cusa, Cardinal, 1401-1464. Works. Selections. English
LC no. 2016030720
ISBN 9004326766