The Centre for the History of European Discourses was incorporated in the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities in August 2015.

The information in this website is therefore out of date but retained for archival and staff purposes.

David Burchell

David Burchell

Hume's Spiritual Crisis and the Ambiguity of Ancient Philosophy

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Cary J. Nederman, Texas A & M University

Cary J. Nederman, Texas A & M University

Abstract Marsiglio of Padua Among the Orthodox: The Secret History of the Defensor PacisPadua in the Later Middle AgesWithin three years of his completion of the Defensor Pacis in 1324, Marsiglio of Padua had bee...

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Conal Condren, University of New South Wales

Conal Condren, University of New South Wales

Abstract Intellectual history and the subversion of heresy in seventeenth-century England.This paper examines related ways of defusing accusations of heresy in seventeenth-century . In particular it deals with Thomas Ho...

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Constant J. Mews, Monash University

Constant J. Mews, Monash University

Abstract Accusations of heresy and error in the twelfth-century schools: the witness of Gerhoch of Reichersberg and Otto of Freising The distinction between orthodoxy and heresy is always much less stable than heresy h...

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Craig D'Alton

Craig D'Alton

Abstract Heresy Hunting and Clerical Reform: William Warham, John Colet and the Lollards of Kent, 1511-12The first years of the reign of Henry VIII witnessed heresy prosecutions on a scale not seen in for almost a centu...

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Ian Hunter, University of Queensland

Ian Hunter, University of Queensland

Abstract Thomasius and Leibniz on "Should Heresy be a Crime?" Christian Thomasius was one of the early enlightenment thinkers who had learned the lessons of Gottfried Arnold's Unpartheyische Kirchen- und Ketze...

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John Christian Laursen, University of California Riverside

John Christian Laursen, University of California Riverside

Abstract  What is Impartiality? Gottfried Arnold on Spinoza (1699)and Johann Lorenz Mosheim on Servetus (1748)In some ways, Michael Servetus (d.1553) and Benedict de Spinoza (d.1677) were the...

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Paul Hayward, University of Otago

Paul Hayward, University of Otago

Abstract Awareness of the Heretic and Heresy in English and Norman Historiography, c. 1000-1250 In this paper I ask of English and Norman sources the questions that the contributors to John Christian Laursen's Histo...

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Sandra Pott, University of Hamburg

Sandra Pott, University of Hamburg

Abstract Witnesses of Truth: Reformations Before the ReformationIn their immense histories of heresies Gottfried Arnold (1699/1700), Johann Heinrich Feustking (1704), Johann Lorenz Mosheim (1746), August Georg Rakenius...

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Takashi Shogimen, Independent Scholar

Takashi Shogimen, Independent Scholar

Abstract Theologians and the Conceptions of Heresy, c.1250-c.1350At the turn of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries theologians were involved in a series of controversies on the doctrine of mendicant poverty, which...

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Thomas A. Fudge, University of Canterbury

Thomas A. Fudge, University of Canterbury

Abstract Seduced by the Theologians: Aeneas Sylvius and the Hussite Heretics Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini, famed humanist of the Renaissance, conciliar activist and later pope, was the first historian of the Hussite heres...

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Thomas Ahnert, University of Edinburgh

Thomas Ahnert, University of Edinburgh

Abstract Histories of Heresy in the German EnlightenmentThis paper focuses on histories of early Christian heresy, written by German Protestant authors in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century. In particular...

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