Reform, Representation and Theology in Nicholas of Cusa and His Age

Bond, H. Lawrence
Christianson, Gerald
Date published: 
January 2012

This book provides a series of perspectives on the fifteenth-century Church, in particular on the work and thought of Nicholas of Cusa. Following essays on the legacy of Conciliarism and ecumenicity, the book focuses first on the Council of Basel and the contributions of Giuliano Cesarini, Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini (the future Pope Pius II), and Nicholas of Cusa, and then on Cusanus's activities in the next decades. The essays examine topics such as the enigmatic aspects of Cusanus's participation in the council, and his mystical theology, revealing a man of faith in search of certainty beyond the established paths of philosophical reflection.