Robert Grosseteste as Bishop of Lincoln: the episcopal rolls 1235-1253

Hoskin, Philippa, ed. (2015) Robert Grosseteste as Bishop of Lincoln: the episcopal rolls 1235-1253. Kathleen Major Series of Medieval Records, 1 . Boydell and Brewer for the Lincoln Record Society, Woodbridge, Suffolk. ISBN 9780901503992

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An edition of the rolls of Bishop Grosseteste with an extensive introduction considering his approach to pastoral care and its practical effect in the parish as revealed particularly in those rolls and pointing the way for further research in this area
Robert Grosseteste, teacher, scholar and pastor, remains one of the dominant figures of the medieval English church. A major influence on the early history of Oxford University, his writings on a wide range of theological and scientific subjects have been widely studied. His concern for pastoral care is also well attested; as bishop of Lincoln from 1235 until his death in 1253, he had the opportunity to exercise the pastoral office in the largest diocese in western Europe. But how did Grosseteste's theories of pastoral care work out in practice?
The study of Grosseteste's career as a diocesan bishop has been hampered by the relative inaccessibility of the records of his episcopate, published in an unsatisfactory edition in 1911 and long out of print. This completely new edition of Grosseteste's episcopal rolls makes it possible to take a fresh look at how he tackled the vexed issues of clerical ignorance, pluralism and non-residence in the aftermath of the reforms of the Lateran Council of 1216. They are presented here with an introductory study and elucidatory notes.

Keywords:pastoral care, Lincoln, Robert Grosseteste, medieval history
Subjects:M Law > M111 English Law
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V130 Medieval History
Divisions:College of Arts > School of History & Heritage > School of History & Heritage (History)
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Deposited On:09 Sep 2014 14:58

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