Teaching in the "Schole of Christ": Law, Learning, and Love in Early Lollard Pacifism

  title={Teaching in the "Schole of Christ": Law, Learning, and Love in Early Lollard Pacifism},
  author={Ben Lowe},
  journal={The Catholic Historical Review},
  pages={405 - 438}
  • Ben Lowe
  • Published 2004
  • Philosophy
  • The Catholic Historical Review
In June, 1391, while in hiding after being charged with heresy, Leicester's notorious Wycliffite preacher, William Swinderby, wrote a letter to his accuser, the bishop of Hereford, John Trefnant, in which he retracted his earlier recantation and reiterated obstinately his unorthodox views on a whole range of doctrines then associated with early Lollardy. One of the most detailed of his arguments dealt with the legality of war, violence, and being at peace with others: For whereas Christ's law… Expand
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