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Conscience and the Law in Thomas More

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Title of host publicationThe Renaissance Conscience
DatePublished - 27 Apr 2011
Number of pages23
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Print)9781444335668

    Research areas

  • Assumption of Morean scholars - More's view of conscience, different from autonomy of self, Classic problem - what I know and what I know that I know, between what I think and what I think that I think, what I 'really' think, Conscience and the law in Thomas More - ideal of personal conscience, Doctor and Student, a paradoxical work - being radical in its day, Harpsfield's Life, and More's - meanings in exile, and counter-Reformation triumph, Historians, understanding More's insistence - trial, principle of truth, truth of the church, Icon of private rights against public good - conscience against the letter of the law, More's understanding of conscience - orthodox and conservative, More, believing in medieval social belief - conscience, watchword of moral life, Precise analytic tool of synderesis - More, wrestling with politics of Cromwell's reforms

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