Richard FitzRalph

His life, times and thought

Michael Dunne & Simon Nolan O.Carm., editors

Hardback €49.50
Catalogue Price: €55.00
ISBN: 978-1-84682-369-5
March 2013. 224pp.

‘This volume brings to the attention of ecclesiastical and intellectual historians of the fourteenth century a wealth of new information and evidence on FitzRalph and his contemporaries, particularly John Grandison and Adam Wodeham. As such it is a major contributions to studies on FitzRalph, his scholastic contemporaries, and on fourteenth-century intellectual life', William J. Courtenay, Journal of ecclesiastical history (2014).

‘[The essays] are to some extent concerned with FitzRalph’s contribution to the medieval discussion of philosophic issues … This is an enterprising, indeed in some ways provocative, collection of papers', Anne Hudson, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford (2014).

‘[This book] is a powerful wake-up call made by scholars intent on looking more closely at an exceptional career and making available texts that shed fascinating light on many aspects of the 14th century … A very useful bibliography is provided’, David Luscombe, Irish Theological Quarterly (2016). 

‘What the contributors have achieved is to develop further some significant themes of [FitzRalph’s] work … reveal[ing] a mind constantly in evolution and open in all its phases to the lessons of experience … All the papers which engage with FitzRalph’s ideas bring out aspects of his subtlety and originality … This is a well-argued and original set of papers which advance our understanding of Richard FitzRalph in a number of directions’, Jeremy Catto, English Historical Review (December 2014).