Thomas Netter

(c. 1370—1430) theologian and Carmelite friar

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Carmelite theologian. He took part in the struggle against the followers of J. Wycliffe, acting in the trial of John Oldcastle in 1413 and several other trials. He was confessor to Henry V and spiritual adviser to Henry VI. His main work, Doctrinale antiquitatum fidei ecclesiae catholicae, was designed to refute the doctrines of Wycliffe and the Hussites. The Fasciculi Zizaniorum (a collection of anti-Wycliffite documents) is traditionally associated with Netter, but it is unlikely that any of it is his work.

Subjects: Christianity — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

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