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Michiel Decaluwé and Gerald Christianson

Nicholas of Cusa. In Search of God and Wisdom

Essays in Honor of Morimichi Watanabe by the American Cusanus Society

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Edited by Gerald Christianson and T.M. Izbicki

Nicholas of Cusa (d. 1464) was one of the most original thinkers of the Renaissance. This collection examines, from several viewpoints, his speculative thought and reviews his ideas on dialogue with non-Christians in the light of his theories.
The collection opens with a review of the origins of modern Cusanus scholarship. At its heart is a series on Nicholas' quest for God, his comprehension of the cosmos and his views on the intellect, also on his approach to non-Christians. It concludes with an essay on the relationship of Cusanus' life to his theories and a bibliographic review of Cusanus scholarship in the English language.
This collection will serve as a microcosm of the present scholarship in English on a complex and versatile theorist. The bibliography of Cusanus scholarship will enable interested readers to explore other themes and other viewpoints not encompassed by these essays.

Nicholas of Cusa on Christ and the Church

Essays in Memory of Chandler McCuskey Brooks for the American Cusanus Society

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Edited by Gerald Christianson and Thomas M. Izbicki

This volumes contains studies on Nicholas of Cusa and his times. The first section is concerned with Cusanus' context, beginning with a historiographic essay by Francis Oakley on the impact of Brian Tierney's Foundations of the Conciliar Theory. Among the topics addressed are the long-term continuation of the Council of Basel (1431-1449) and the issues of ecclesiastical income which it addressed. The second part is concerned with Cusanus' thought on the Church, both in his conciliarist and papalist phases. Included is the first translation into English of Nicholas' Reformatio generalis. Attention also is paid to Cusanus' reforming efforts and the relationship of his thought on these issues to his earliest speculative writings. The third part is concerned with Nicholas' ideas on Christ and mystical experience.
Particular attention is paid to the De visione dei, including its relationship to Renaissance art. The volume concludes with wide-ranging essays on the larger significance of Cusanus' speculative thought. An update of Thomas M. Izbicki's bibliography of Cusanus scholarship in English is included.

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Michiel Decaluwe, Thomas M. Izbicki and Gerald Christianson

The Council of Basel (1431-1449) met to defend the faith and reform the Church. Its efforts to deal with Hussite heresy and reform the Roman Curia led to conflict with Pope Eugenius IV (1431-1447). The council divided over the site of a council of union with the Eastern churches. Some left to attend Eugenius’ Council of Florence (1438-1443). While that council was negotiating reunion with Eastern churches, in 1439 Basel was acting to claim supremacy and depose Eugenius. The ensuing struggle went on for a decade before Basel and its pope, Felix V (Amadeus VIII of Savoy), gave up under pressure from the princes. These essays address multiple aspects of the Council of Basel, including its reforming efforts and bureaucracy.

Contributors include Alberto Cadili, Gerald Christianson, Michiel Decaluwe, Thomas A. Fudge, Ursula Gießmann, Hans-Jörg Gilomen, Johannes Helmrath, Thomas M. Izbicki, Jesse D. Mann, Ivan Mariano, Heribert Müller, Émilie Rosenblieh, and Birgit Studt.

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Michiel Decaluwé, Thomas M. Izbicki and Gerald Christianson

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Michiel Decaluwé, Thomas M. Izbicki and Gerald Christianson

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Michiel Decaluwé, Thomas M. Izbicki and Gerald Christianson

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Michiel Decaluwé, Thomas M. Izbicki and Gerald Christianson