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PITHY QUOTE FROM Ockham: Work of Ninety Days

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All things must therefore be examined and tested diligently, so that the excessively credulous will not hastily approve falsehoods as truths.

William of Ockham: The Work of Ninety Days: A defense of Franciscan Poverty against Pope John XXII. Preface

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William of Ockham: The Work of Ninety Days: A defense of Franciscan Poverty against Pope John XXII

ISBN: 978-1-57085-231-2

Language: English translation

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Sketch labelled "frater Occham iste." From a manuscipt of Ockham's "Summa Logicae," MS Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, 464/571, fol. 69r, 1341

Ockham's Work of Ninety Days, his first major work in a twenty-year campaign against Pope John XXII, is a thorough discussion of the place of voluntary poverty in religious life. It includes a discussion of the place of property in civil life and its relation to natural rights and human law.


Ockham, William of. The Work of Ninety Days: A defense of Franciscan Poverty against Pope John XXII. Translated by John Kilcullen and John Scott from the edition of Opus nonaginta dierum edited by H. S. Offler. Electronic ed. Mark C. Rooks. Charlottesville: InteLex Corporation, 1998.


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This is the first time this text has been translated into English. It is available only in electronic form.



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