John Wyclif (d. 1384) was among the leading schoolmen of fourteenth-century Europe, an outspoken controversialist and critic of the church, and, in his last days at Oxford, the author of the greatest heresy that England had known. Throughout his academic career, he produced a vast number of scholarly works in Latin, ranging from his early logical and philosophical writings to his mature theological texts, pastoral writings and polemical tracts. To date, however, very little of this scholarly writing has been made available in English translation. This new collection of translations represents the first attempt to offer a representative sample of Wyclif’s Latin works in translation in a single volume.
The volume contains a selection of substantial extracts from Wyclif’s major theological works, together with complete translations of his shorter tracts and polemical treatises. Each text is carefully annotated, and a glossary of frequently used technical terms is included at the end. Translated texts are grouped under thematic headings for ease of reference, and a small selection of early philosophical material is supplied in the appendix.
This collection will be of interest to undergraduate and graduate students of medieval history, historical theology and religious heresy, as well as scholars in the field.