Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy

2011 Edition
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Jacques Almain

  • Thomas M. Izbicki
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-9729-4_252

Abstract

Jacques Almain was one of the most prominent exponents of Conciliarism in the early sixteenth century. He studied the arts and theology at the University of Paris, receiving his doctorate in 1512. Almain wrote extensively on issues of philosophy and ethics. When the Council of Pisa met in 1512, it tried to depose Pope Julius II (1503–1513). When Cajetan attacked the council on the pope’s behalf, the university chose Almain to reply. His arguments were grounded in the belief that the church was able to act in its own defense, even against its visible head, the pope. Cajetan replied, but Almain did not live to respond in turn. He died unexpectedly in 1515. John Mair, his teacher, answered Cajetan instead, advocating conciliar supremacy in the church.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas M. Izbicki
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  1. 1.Alexander LibraryRutgers State University of New JerseyNew BrunswickUSA