By William Abel Pantin

This 1955 publication is an extended model of Pantin's 1948 Birkbeck Lectures at the English church within the fourteenth century. The interval observed nice adjustments, partially because of the Black demise and its outcomes. The paintings is split into 3 elements. within the first, Pantin examines social and political elements of the church, akin to the make up of the episcopacy, and the impact of the crown on church affairs. within the moment he offers with the highbrow actions and tradition of the church in a time of switch and controversy, as college schooling grew to become extra universal for clergymen and clergymen. the ultimate part discusses the spiritual literature of the interval, for either clergy and laity, and the expansion of the paranormal culture in England. the result's a scholarly yet available account of the church at a time of swift swap.

Show description

Read Online or Download The English Church in the Fourteenth Century: Based on the Birkbeck Lectures, 1948 PDF

Similar church history books

American Catholics: A History of the Roman Catholic Community in the United States (Galaxy Books)

Written through one of many best historians of yankee Catholicism, this e-book offers a entire historical past of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States from colonial instances to the current. Hennesey examines, particularly, minority Catholics and advancements within the western a part of the U.S., a quarter usually missed in spiritual histories.

The Reformation Experience: Life in a Time of Change

An intensive research of the Reformation, reading its roots via its larger eu impacts and concentrating on what it intended to the person Christian of that day There are many sound histories of the Reformation within the old-fashioned with its choice for concepts and theologians. Taking a new technique, this consultant indicates how it came to the person Christian and what it intended.

The Early Stuart Church, 1603–1642

The early Stuart Church grew to become a battlefield for rival visions of English society. Fincham's choice of essays grapples with contentious concerns within the interpretation of early British background together with the character of the protracted English Reformation, the present theology and ethos of the reformed English church, the position performed in church and society by means of the 1st Stuart monarchs, and the origins of the political and spiritual upheavals of the seventeenth century.

John Henry Newman: A Portrait in Letters

John Henry Newman was once some of the most eminent of Victorians and an highbrow pioneer for an age of doubt and unsettlement. His instructing remodeled the Victorian Church of britain, but many nonetheless need to know extra of Newman's own existence. Newman's revealed correspondence runs to 32 volumes, and John Henry Newman: A Portrait in Letters bargains a manner in the course of the maze.

Additional resources for The English Church in the Fourteenth Century: Based on the Birkbeck Lectures, 1948

Example text

Thus whereas in the reign of Edward III bishoprics had been given as administrative salaries or rewards, in the reign of Richard II we find them given as political rewards or retainers. As a result the bishops like others suffered from the growing vindictiveness of politics in the period. Under Richard II, there was a new and deplorable feature, whereby both the king and the baronial opposition, with the aid of the Papacy, 23 CHURCH AND STATE used episcopal translations to reward supporters and punish opponents.

A bishop or an abbot might often be pressed by the king or a magnate to give a living to one of the latter's proteges, so that while a clerk seemed to owe his promotion to one patron, in reality he owed it to some great man in the background. In this way the king, for instance, enjoyed much more patronage in fact than he appeared to do on paper. 1 It would be interesting to know how many of these applications were successful. In one case at least Edward, Prince of Wales, was scandalously successful.

About one-third of the pluralists had incomes of over £30. Only two men in the diocese of Salisbury had over £100, and only one man in each of the other two dioceses. The typical pluralist would hold one prebend in a cathedral or collegiate church together with one parish church with cure of souls. Such benefices were 'compatible', and needed no papal dispensation, which was only required for the holding of two benefices with cure of souls. In fact there seem to have been only two pluralists in the three 1 Registrant Simonis de Sudbiria, ed.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.67 of 5 – based on 36 votes