By Mordechai Feingold
VolumeXXII/1 of background of Universities comprises the wide-spread mixture of discovered articles, booklet stories, convention experiences, and bibliographical info, which makes this ebook an integral instrument for the historian of upper schooling. It deals a full of life mixture of unique learn and worthwhile reference fabric.
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Crashawe continued his tirade against Roman censorship of modern authors in his unpublished A Discoverye of Popishe Corruption; he offered to expose ‘5000 places corrupted . . 60 Much like James, Crashawe sought to salvage what remained of the uncorrupted textual tradition of the church. 63 James’s accusations of papist forgery in the Ecloga did not go unnoticed in the Catholic world. 64 The salvoes launched by James were met with return ﬁre from two Jesuit stalwarts of Catholic controversial theology, Antonio Possevino and Jakob Gretser.
28 This vision would lie at the core of James’s intellectual life for close to three decades. It is to be situated squarely within the mainstream of ecclesiastical thought at Oxford and in the English church more broadly in the early years of the seventeenth century. James can be located within the moderate tradition of Calvinist episcopalianism 28 History of Universities which exerted much inﬂuence at Oxford in the early Stuart period. His conception of the history of the church and his unique vision of the value of the insular textual legacy directly inﬂuenced his views on the nature and purpose of books and libraries.
What is clear, however, is that in Bodley’s mind the royal bequest and the patristic collation were of a piece. A letter to Thomas James dated February 25, 1606 reveals the extent of Bodley’s early involvement with the patristic project. He informed James from London that he had repeatedly sought to dine with the Archbishop in order to discuss ‘our collation’ – pun no doubt intended – in order to engage the Archbishop’s support for the project. 85 The ﬁrst order of business therefore, Bodley explained, was to gather together all the manuscripts.
History of Universities: Volume XXII 1 by Mordechai Feingold