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Bologna, Museo Civico Medievale, Sarcophagus of Johannes de Legnano

William of Ockham (1288-c.1348) Dialogus (ca. 1332)

"Dicitur quod hoc est propter unitatem fidei virorum et mulierum, quae omnes tangit .  .  . non est mulier a generali concilio excludenda" [It is said that this is on account of the unity of the faith of men and women, which touches all . . . a woman should not be excluded from a general council]