Nicholas of Cusa: The Catholic Concordance
By (author) Nicholas
Edited and translated by Paul E. Sigmund
Series edited by Raymond Geuss
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Nicholas of Cusa: The Catholic Concordance by Nicholas
Book DescriptionNow available in paperback, this is the first English translation of the most important work of political thought of the fifteenth century. The Catholic Concordance is the first major treatise to argue for consent through representative councils as a major prerequisite for legitimate law and government, and is the most learned and original work associated with the conciliar movement in the late medieval church. Cusa's arguments influenced such thinkers as Luther, Bruno and Locke, and Professor Sigmund's introduction places his work in its full historical and philosophical context. The volume contains all the standard series features including a chronology, note on sources and bibliography, and as one of the earliest formulations of the view that political legitimacy rests on consent, The Catholic Concordance will be of interest to a wide range of scholars and students of the history of European ideas.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521402071
(216mm x 138mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 31-Oct-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Writings on Church and Reform, Hardback (May 2008)
Nicholas of Cusa (1401-1464), considered the philosopher of the Renaissance, was born in Kues on the Moselle River. A polymath who studied canon law and became a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, he wrote principally on speculative theology, philosophy, and church politics. This volume includes his other writings on Church and reform.
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This is the first English translation of the most important work of political thought of the fifteenth century.
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