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History of the Christian Church, Volume VI : The Middle Ages. A. D. 1294-1517.

By Schaff, Philip

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Excerpt
Excerpt: This volume completes the history of the Church in the Middle Ages. Dr. Philip Schaff on one occasion spoke of the Middle Ages as a terra incognita in the United States,-a territory not adequately explored. These words would no longer be applicable, whether we have in mind the instruction given in our universities or theological seminaries. In Germany, during the last twenty years, the study of the period has been greatly developed, and no period at the present time, except the Apostolic age, attracts more scholarly and earnest attention and research. The author has had no apologetic concern to contradict the old notion, perhaps still somewhat current in our Protestant circles, that the Middle Ages were a period of superstition and worthy of study as a curiosity rather than as a time directed and overruled by an all-seeing Providence. He has attempted to depict it as it was and to allow the picture of high religious purpose to reveal itself side by side with the picture of hierarchical assumption and scholastic misinterpretation. Without the mediaeval age, the Reformation would not have been possible. Nor is this statement to be understood in the sense in which we speak of reaching a land of sunshine and plenty after having traversed a desert. We do well to give to St. Bernard and Francis d?Assisi, St. Elizabeth and St. Catherine of Siena, Gerson, Tauler and Nicolas of Cusa a high place in our list of religious personalities, and to pray for men to speak to our generation as well as they spoke to the generations in which they lived.

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Table of Contents About This Book. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. ii History of the Christian Church. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 1 Preface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 2 Introductory Survey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 3 The Decline Of The Papacy And The Avignon Exile. . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 4 Sources and Literature. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 4 Pope Boniface VIII. 1294-1303. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 8 Boniface VIII. and Philip the Fair of France. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 11 Literary Attacks against the Papacy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 20 The Transfer of the Papacy to Avignon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 28 The Pontificate of John XXII 1316-1334. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 36 The Papal Office Assailed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 42 The Financial Policy of the Avignon Popes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 47 The Later Avignon Popes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 54 The Re-establishment of the Papacy in Rome. 1377. . . . . . . . . . . . p. 59 The Papal Schism And The Reformatory Councils. 1378-1449. . . . . . . p. 63 Sources and Literature. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 63 The Schism Begun. 1378. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 66 Further Progress of the Schism. 1378-1409. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 70 The Council of Pisa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 77 The Council of Constance. 1414-1418. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 81 The council of Basel. 1431-1449. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 92 The Council of Ferrara-Florence. 1438-1445. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 99 Leaders Of Catholic Thought. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 102 Literature. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 102 Ockam and the Decay of Scholasticism. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 104 Catherine of Siena, the Saint. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 107 Peter d'Ailly, Ecclesiastical Statesman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 113 John Gerson, Theologian and Church Leader. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 115 Nicolas of Clamanges, the Moralist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 121 Nicolas of Cusa, Scholar and Churchman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 123 Popular Preachers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 126 The German Mystics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 128 Sources and Literature. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 128 The New Mysticism. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 132

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