The Papacy

J. Patrick Hornbeck II

in What is a Lollard?

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780199589043
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191594564 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Theological Monographs

The Papacy

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Building on the foundation laid down in the previous chapter, this chapter argues that a similar approach characterized Wyclif's and many Wycliffites' attitudes toward the pope: they criticized the abuses of the medieval papacy but did not demand its abolition as an institution. Instead, they argued that the papacy, like the clergy as a whole, should be brought back, forcibly if needs be, to an ideal standard of behaviour.

Keywords: Lollards; Wyclif; pope; antipapal; schism; captain; antichrist

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Subjects: History of Christianity

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