Council of Constance

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the council in 1414-1418 that succeeded in ending the Great Schism in the Roman Catholic Church


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Drawing on his commentaries and other archival sources, this study investigates the teaching and law careers of Raffaele Fulgosia (Fulgosius), a Padua university jurist who was an advocate of the Council of Constance in early 15th-century Italy.
He resigned at the Council of Constance in an effort to heal the divisions of the Christian Church.
Greenblatt's speculation about Poggio's activities at the Council of Constance, where he was secretary to Baldassare Cossa, an antipope during the Great Western Schism, is somewhat suspect.
The patience of Europe was wearing thin and in 1414 pressure from Sigismund, King of the Romans and heir to the Holy Roman Empire, compelled John XXIII to convene the Council of Constance to resolve matters.
It was only with the Council of Constance (1414-18) that some measure of closure was brought to this prolonged period of disunity, warring antipopes and chronic institutional instability.
Their topics include the scholarly record, civil violence and the initiation of the schism, local experiences, conceptualization and imagery, the witness of Honorat Bovet, views of Byzantium and Islam, the reform context, ecclesiology and authority in the Later Middle Ages, the use of biblical authority, and the 1414-18 Council of Constance and the end of the schism.
His high hopes to achieve such change at the Council of Constance (1414-15) came to naught, however.
The politicization of the latter concept Hirschi associates not so much with its usage at the universities as at church councils during the conciliar epoch, especially the Council of Constance. These councils contributed to the growing gravamina directed against the papal curia, which subsequently developed into a more general criticism of Rome in the German lands, a criticism fed by Habsburg propaganda in the reigns of Frederick III and Maximilian I.
Similarly, a failure to address the affiliated push for church-wide reform "in head and members" that surfaced in 1245 at the First Council of Lyons and in 1311-12 at the Council of Vienne, gathered momentum during the anguished confusion of the Great Schism (the medieval church's greatest crisis), and, as Constantin Hubler and (more recently) Philip Stump have argued, eventuated in a significant body of reforming legislation at the Council of Constance (141418).
This was the republican-democratic model of a free society, in the tradition of the struggle of Jan Hus against the Church in the days of the Council of Constance in the years 1414-1415, and the time of the tolerant Archbishop Wessenberg of Constance in the first decades of the 19th century.
Commentators have claimed that John XXIII (1958-1963) signaled his intention to call an ecumenical council by taking the name of an anti-pope deposed by the Council of Constance (1414-1418), who was also John XXIII.
A beloved pastor, John Hus was nevertheless condemned as a heretic at the Council of Constance for his uncompromising belief in the final authority of the Bible.
La Juive takes place at the opening of the Council of Constance convened to end the papal schism in 1414.
He believed in the superiority of an ecumenical council over the pope, a doctrine later affirmed by the Council of Constance (1414-18) and hotly debated in the Council of Basel.
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