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Stephen Penn

by Wyclif’s Christian realist ontology and epistemology that it would be difficult not to notice it. This would be true even if we were to ignore the strikingly close correspondence between the five ‘levels’ of holy scripture delineated in the sixth chapter of that treatise ( 7i ) and his fivefold typology of universals recorded earlier in On Universals ( 2 ). His enduring conviction that we should look beyond the scribal inscriptions on the manuscript page, which he felt were only the text of scripture in an equivocal way, lies behind all of his exegetical

in John Wyclif
John Edwards

various philosophical disciplines, the correctness of my premise will be established. Do you not see that the propaedeutic disciplines cannot possibly serve as nourishment befitting the vital sustenance of the rational soul? Their subject matter depends entirely on things conceived by the intellect that have no reality outside the mind, things that are intellectually abstracted from matter, both ontologically and

in The Jews in western Europe 1400–1600