Foundations of the Conciliar Theory: The Contribution of the Medieval Canonists from Gratian to the Great Schism - Brian TierneyCambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1968, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Plain paper dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavier tanning to the spine.
2nd printing, first published 1955. Includes: Top edge dyed Blue; List of abbreviations; References; Appendices (3);
From the cover: “A major problem which occupied thinkers in the later Middle Ages was the question of the internal structure of the Church and the proper interrelationship of its members. Dr Tierney’s book is an account of those canonistic theories of Church government which contributed to the growth of the conciliar theory, and which were formulated between Gratian’s Decretum (c. 1140) and the Great Schism (1378). It is concerned particularly with the juristic development of the fundamental conciliar doctrine, the assertion that the universal Church was superior to the Church of Rome, with a consequent denial of the Pope’s supreme authority.”