John Colet

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Colet, John


Born about 1467; died Sept. 16,1519, in Sheen, Surrey. English humanist and theologian; one of the forerunners of the Reformation.

Colet is known as the head of the Oxford circle of humanists. He gave a critical interpretation of Biblical texts in the course of lectures delivered beginning in 1497 at Oxford University which were devoted to the epistles of St. Paul. Colet exerted a significant influence on the formation of the world views of Thomas More and Erasmus of Rotterdam. In 1505 he became the dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. In 1509 he opened a school connected with the cathedral; the school was founded on humanistic principles of education. In 1513 he became the chaplain at the court of Henry VIII. Without breaking with Catholicism, Colet exposed the morals of the clergy and opposed secret confession, the worship of icons, clerical celibacy, and monasticism.

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John Colet on the Ecclesiastical Hierarchy of Dionysius; a new edition and translation with introduction and notes.
a "capacity for moral discernment" or a "juridical authority") and inquires how humanists like Marsilio Ficino, John Colet, and Desiderius Erasmus would understand these claims today.
Sir Thomas More, John Colet, and Desiderius Erasmus (who spent three extended periods in England, becoming a lifelong friend of More and Colet) (6) relentlessly attacked ecclesiastical abuses in their writings, on occasion with the resources of irony and satire.
In all my studies I had encountered artists and scholars who had built firmly on the past, the New Learning humanist, John Colet, the subject of my Honors Paper, having steeped himself in the medieval scholastic tradition looked to the more distant past to Greek and Latin Classics for "new" knowledge.
Piepho begins with the statutes that John Colet set down between 1512 and 1517 for teaching Mantuan's texts in St.
Mont recounts his study of the Fathers of the Church; his availing himself of the spiritual direction of one of the foremost humanist scholars of the age, John Colet, dean of Saint Paul's Cathedral; his happy family life, and his enduring friendships.
The grammar of William Lyly and John Colet, for example, utilized native English only as a translation tool enabling students to acquire the wisdom of the ancients.
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