Nicholas Love (monk)
Nicholas Love, also known as Nicholas Luff, (died c. 1424) was the first prior and fourth rector of the Carthusian house of Mount Grace Priory in Yorkshire (although the original charter names Robert Tredwye first prior). Love translated the "Meditationes Vitae Christi" (by Pseudo-Bonaventure, that is, attributed to St. Bonaventure) as "The Mirror of the Blessed Life of Jesus Christ". Around the year 1410, he submitted his translation to Thomas Arundel, Archbishop of Canterbury, in conformity with the strictures of the Oxford Constitutions of 1407–09, which had forbidden all new translations of biblical material in any form, without the submission of the material to the local bishop for approval. The archbishop had taken this action in an attempt to stop the circulation of the Wycliffite translation of the Bible and other heretical Wycliffite (Lollard) writings; Love's translation in fact includes a number of major additions to the original Latin text, arguing specifically against the positions of John Wycliffe and his followers on, e.g., the Church hierarchy, almsgiving, and the sacraments of Penance and the Eucharist.
 See also
- Sargent, Michael G., ed. Nicholas Love. The Mirror of the Blessed Life of Jesus Christ: A Full Critical Edition, based on Cambridge University Library Additional MSS 6578 and 6686, with Introduction, Notes and Glossary. Exeter, UK: University of Exeter Press, 2005. (ISBN 0 85989 740 0)
- Oguro, Shoichi, Richard Beadle and Michael G. Sargent, eds. Nicholas Love at Waseda: Proceedings of the International Conference, 20-22 July 1995. Cambridge, UK: D.S. Brewer, 1997. (ISBN 0 85991 500 X)
- Salter, Elizabeth. Nicholas Love's 'Myrrour of the Blessed Lyf of Jesu Christ'. Analecta Cartusiana 10. Salzburg, Austria, 1974.
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