Session1639
TitleNicholas of Cusa, II: Peace and Politics in the Cusan Tradition
Date/TimeThursday 7 July 2022: 11.15-12.45
 
SponsorCusanus Society of UK & Ireland
 
OrganiserSimon Burton, School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh
 
Moderator/ChairWilliam P. Hyland, School of Divinity, University of St Andrews
 
Paper 1639-a Countering Islam in Cusanus, Juan de Segovia, and Libellus to Leo X: A Comparison
(Language: English)
Christopher M. Bellitto, Department of History, Kean University, New Jersey
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Islamic and Arabic Studies; Political Thought
Paper 1639-b Christian Peace: Cusanus' Exclusive Peace Conception as Reflected in His Writings
(Language: English)
Nathan Ron, School of History, Haifa University
Index Terms: Crusades; Ecclesiastical History; Islamic and Arabic Studies
Paper 1639-c Cusanus' Influence on the Tudor Dynasty
(Language: English)
Andrea Hugill, Independent Scholar, Ottawa
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Political Thought
 
AbstractNicholas of Cusa was one of the most important political and ecclesiological thinkers of the 15th century. This session considers Cusa's engagement with Islam and other religions in his celebrated De pace fidei. It also considers the legacy of Cusa's Conciliarism in the 16th century. In doing so, it explores the complex relation between politics and the quest for peace and consensus in the Late Middle Ages.