Conciliarism and Church Law in the Fifteenth Century

Author(s): 
Morrissey, Thomas E.
ISBN: 
9781472423870
Date published: 
April 2014
Hardback
Price: 
£90.00

This volume looks at the writings and actions of Franciscus Zabarella (1360-1417), the professor of canon law at the University of Padua (later cardinal), as he sought to find and explicate a viable and legal solution to the crisis of the Great Western Schism (1378-1417). Thomas Morrissey places Zabarella’s thought and influence in the context of the late medieval and early modern era and shows how his work leads down the road to our modern constitutional democratic societies.