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Richard FitzRalph

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[Revised entry by Michael W. Dunne on March 27, 2019. Changes to: Main text] Richard FitzRalph (1299 - 1360) was regarded even during his lifetime as one of the leading thinkers to emerge from that generation of exceptionally talented thinkers who emerged at Oxford in the early 1330s. Although his later fame was mainly due to his polemical writings, especially regarding the poverty question and his attacks on the Franciscans, he was acknowledged as a significant interlocutor by thinkers such as Holcot, Wodeham, Wyclif and Gregory of Rimini among others. Although regarded as somewhat traditional in his doctrinal tendencies, he was particularly well-regarded for the careful and...

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