The Brethren of the Common Life

By Albert Hyma

The Brethren of the Common Life

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  • ISBN: 9781592446827
  • Pages: 222
  • Publication Date: 5/6/2004
  • Retail Price: $27.00
Web Price: $21.60
Web Price: $21.60

The Brethren of the Common Life

By Albert Hyma

paperback-logo

PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781592446827
  • Pages: 222
  • Publication Date: 5/6/2004
  • Retail Price: $27.00
Web Price: $21.60

About-

The Brethren of the Common Life was a religious organization in the Netherlands founded by Gerhard Groot in the last quarter of the fourteenth century. Groot was a lay preacher who spoke out against corruption and declining spirituality within the Church.

The majority of the Brethren were laymen who devoted themselves to doing charitable work, nursing the sick, studying and teaching the Scriptures, and copying religious and inspirational works. They founded a number of schools that became famous for their high standards of learning. Many famous men attended their schools, including Nicholas of Cusa, Thomas a Kempis, and Erasmus, all of whom studied at the Brethren's school at Deventer.

The Brethren's undogmatic form of piety became known as the 'devotio moderna' or 'new devotion' - a form which some historians have argued helped to pave the road for the Protestant Reformation.

Contributors-

Albert Hyma

Bio(s)-

Albert Hyma was Professor of History at the University of Michigan.

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