By Phillip D. Johnson,Paul R. Sponheim
An Augustinian canon general, Arnold made the specialists, ecclesiastical and imperial, tremble. He was once a super student of Latin literature and Scripture--a mixture that made him either sane and ambitious. He used to be first a pupil and later a colleague of the nice Peter Abelard--a champion of cause. Their independence introduced them into clash with Bernard of Clairvaux, relentless defender of the established order in society and theology.
Arnold vigorously supported the democratic commune circulate as towns struggled for independence from episcopal regulate in the course of the 12th century. a guy of studying and motion, he challenged the medieval synthesis in which popes and emperors exercised authority.
"In this clean and readable narrative, Phil Johnson illumines the serious matters and highbrow ferment of medieval Europe within the 12th century. After approximately a millennium, Arnold's untiring advocacy for the ministry and integrity of the church nonetheless speaks a remodeling be aware within the relationships of clergy and laity, the sacred and the secular, wealth and gear, non secular intensity and highbrow integrity."
--Philip J. Anderson, Professor Emeritus of Church heritage, North Park Theological Seminary
"[Johnson's] considerate exam of the textual content is excessive and thorough; he's capable of discover hidden truths and supply revealing footnotes that make the textual content human and alive. With acumen, wit, and a discerning eye, Johnson keeps the reader's curiosity during this new paintings about Arnold of Brescia."
--Arthur Mampel, Poet
"Arnold of Brescia is a transparent and cautious research of this martyred defender of apostolic poverty, a church freed from nation keep watch over, the rights of cities to self-governance, the function of the laity, and ecclesiastical and civil democracy. Johnson's paintings will persuade the reader of either Arnold's old value and his modern relevance."
--Thomas Tredway, Emeritus Professor of background and President, Augustana College
"Johnson illuminates engagingly the lifetime of a virtually forgotten, deeply non secular, twelfth-century champion of secular society. Arnold of Brescia's integrity, religion, and tenacity within the face of entrenched and robust non secular forces, are awesome. Arnold's readability of function and keenness for liberty price him his lifestyles. His tale demanding situations us today."
--Sherod Miller, Sociologist
Phillip D. Johnson is editor emeritus of Pietisten, an ecumenical magazine that pulls suggestion from the history of Lutheran, Wesleyan, and Moravian Pietism. He has been a pastor, instructor, president of a inn corporation, and psychologist. He writes frequently in Pietisten, and is the writer of Funny Stuff within the Bible. He bought his MDiv measure at Andover-Newton Theological university, his MTh in church background at Luther Seminary, and his MA in counseling at Saint Mary's college of Minnesota. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Arnold of Brescia: Apostle of Liberty in Twelfth-Century Europe by Phillip D. Johnson,Paul R. Sponheim