Lectures in Dominican history given in 1986 to Dominican friars of the Province of St. Joseph by Fr. John Frederick Hinnebusch, O.P. of the Dominican House of Studies, Washington, D.C. Lecture 18 of 25. Audio, 62 min.
In lecture 18 Fr. Hinnebusch continues a survey of the history of the Dominican Order from the time of the death of St. Dominic to the modern period (lectures 16-25). Topics include: the decline of fervor in the middle of the 14th century, the corruption of ideals, renewal and revival, the relationship of the Order of Preachers to the Pope and the Holy See, the freedom and self-government of the Dominican Order, Pope Benedict XII’s clash with the Master of the Order in the early 14th century, relationships with monarchs and local rulers, mendicancy and anti-clericalism, the plague, the Western Schism in 1378, St. Vincent Ferrer and the Avignon Court, Raymond of Capua, the flowering of mysticism, and the reform and renewal of the Dominican Order in the 14th and 15th centuries.
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