This book examines the religious life of this formative period, the history of the institutional Church, and focuses on the interaction between the Church and secular members of society.
Author: Bernard Hamilton
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Western European civilization in the medieval centuries was a time of significant development as the ascendency of the Roman Catholic Church spread Christianity throughout Europe. This book examines the religious life of this formative period, the history of the institutional Church, and focuses on the interaction between the Church and secular members of society. This new edition has been updated, and includes new visual evidence and a glossary of technical terms.
These ten essays by John Van Engen situate religion in the history of medieval Western Europe: as an unavoidable presence in everyday life, as a conceptual framework for social and political life, as a force integral to its historical ...
Author: John Van Engen
These ten essays by John Van Engen situate religion in the history of medieval Western Europe: as an unavoidable presence in everyday life, as a conceptual framework for social and political life, as a force integral to its historical dynamics. Four of the essays are bibliographical and retrospective in nature, reviewing the field broadly, but also pointing toward a more dialectical approach to understanding the interaction of religion and society in the European middle ages. Other studies deal with large topics usually subsumed under the abstract term 'Christianization'. They grapple with learned sources as well as those associated with 'popular' religion, and show what can be gained from an imaginative use of all that lawyers and theologians said about religion in their society. The essays, finally, look for the quality and dynamic of change, even inventiveness, released by religious action and conviction in medieval European society.
Revivals, Crusades, Saints Gary Dickson. RELIGIOUS ENTHUSIASM IN THE
MEDIEVAL WEST AND THE SECOND CONVERSION OF EUROPE From the
Pentecost of St Luke to ' the codified and sterotyped ' MethodistHoliness
revivalism of ...
Author: Gary Dickson
Collective religious enthusiasm was a many-sided, influential and widespread phenomenon in medieval Europe. This book focuses on particular 13th-century revivals and popular crusades, but does so in order to illuminate the nature of medieval western enthusiasm.
... Religion in the Medieval West, London. Haren, M. (1985) Medieval Thought:
The Western Intellectual Tradition from Antiquity to the Thirteenth Century,
London. Harnack, Adolf von (1894–99) History of Dogma, 7 vols., London. ——(
Author: Harvie Ferguson
Originally published in 1992, this remarkable book challenges many of the assumptions governing the Sociology of Religion and the Sociology of Culture by arguing that Western religion is neither science nor morality - it is the promise of happiness. Learned and incisive, it will be essential reading for students of religion, culture and anyone interested in the character of Modernity.
The History of Western Philosophy of Religion, Volume 2 Graham Oppy, N. N.
Trakakis. Aristotle and Plato ... The early medieval West was able tostudy only the
Categories andthe De interpretatione (On interpretation). In the twelfth century ...
Author: Graham Oppy
The Medieval period was one of the richest eras for the philosophical study of religion. Covering the period from the 6th to the 16th century, reaching into the Renaissance, "The History of Western Philosophy of Religion 2" shows how Christian, Islamic and Jewish thinkers explicated and defended their religious faith in light of the philosophical traditions they inherited from the ancient Greeks and Romans. The enterprise of 'faith seeking understanding', as it was dubbed by the medievals themselves, emerges as a vibrant encounter between - and a complex synthesis of - the Platonic, Aristotelian and Hellenistic traditions of antiquity on the one hand, and the scholastic and monastic religious schools of the medieval West, on the other. "Medieval Philosophy of Religion" will be of interest to scholars and students of Philosophy, Medieval Studies, the History of Ideas, and Religion, while remaining accessible to any interested in the rich cultural heritage of medieval religious thought.
Dewitte, F. 500 jaar vrye archers van mynheere Sint Sebastiaen te Sint-Kruis-
Brugge. Bruges: orion, 1975. Dickson, G. 'The Genesis of the children's crusade (
1212)', in G. Dickson, Religious Enthusiasm in the Medieval West, study iV.
Author: Andrew Brown
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Public religious practice lay at the heart of civic society in late medieval Europe. In this illuminating study, Andrew Brown draws on the rich and previously little-researched archives of Bruges, one of medieval Europe's wealthiest and most important towns, to explore the role of religion and ceremony in urban society. The author situates the religious practices of citizens - their investment in the liturgy, commemorative services, guilds and charity - within the contexts of Bruges' highly diversified society and of the changes and crises the town experienced. Focusing on the religious processions and festivities sponsored by the municipal government, the author challenges much current thinking on, for example, the nature of 'civic religion'. Re-evaluating the ceremonial links between Bruges and its rulers, he questions whether rulers could dominate the urban landscape by religious or ceremonial means, and offers new insight into the interplay between ritual and power of relevance throughout medieval Europe.
Part II REFORM AND GROWTH IN THE CLERICAL HIERARCHY Introduction
The most striking thing about religion in the medieval centuries is that Western
Europe was subject to a single religious institution , the Catholic Church , which ...
Author: Constance H. Berman
Publisher: Psychology Press
Constance Hoffman Berman presents an indispensable collection of the most influential and revisionist work to be done on religion in the Middle Ages in the last two decades. Bringing together an authoritative list of scholars from around the world, this book is a comprehensive compilation of the most important work in this field. Medieval Religion provides a valuable service for all those who study the Middle Ages, church history or religion.
Anticlericalism in late medieval and early modern Europe (SMRT 51; Leiden /
New York: Brill 1992); G. R. Evans (ed.) ... Religion in the Medieval West (London
/ Baltimore, MD: Edward Arnold 1986); M. Lambert, Medieval Heresy: Popular ...
Author: Magne Sæbø (Hg.)
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
This third volume of the comprehensive international reference work on the interpretation of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament deals with its reception within the time span of 1300-1800, from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment. Written by Jewish and Christian experts.
Hamilton, Bernard, Religion in the Medieval West (London: Edward Arnold, 1986
). Lawrence, Clifford H., Medieval Monasticism: Forms of Religious Life in
Western Europe in the Middle Ages, 2nd edn (Harlow: Longman, 1989). Le Bras
Author: John H. Arnold
Publisher: OUP Oxford
The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Christianity takes as its subject the beliefs, practices, and institutions of the Christian Church between 400 and 1500AD. It addresses topics ranging from early medieval monasticism to late medieval mysticism, from the material wealth of the Church to the spiritual exercises through which certain believers might attempt to improve their souls. Each chapter tells a story, but seeks also to ask how and why 'Christianity' took particular forms at particular moments in history, paying attention to both the spiritual and otherwordly aspects of religion, and the material and political contexts in which they were often embedded. This Handbook is a landmark academic collection that presents cutting-edge interpretive perspectives on medieval religion for a wide academic audience, drawing together thirty key scholars in the field from the United States, the UK, and Europe. Notably, the Handbook is arranged thematically, and focusses on an analytical, rather than narrative, approach, seeking to demonstrate the variety, change, and complexity of religion throughout this long period, and the numerous different ways in which modern scholarship can approach it. While providing a very wide-ranging view of the subject, it also offers an important agenda for further study in the field.
MEDIEVAL. WEST. Scholars have attempted to demonstrate a connection
between religious phenomena and the desert, or wilderness. They have asked
themselves whether there is perhaps a religion of the desert and whether the
Author: Jacques Le Goff
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
To write this history of the imagination, Le Goff has recreated the mental structures of medieval men and women by analyzing the images of man as microcosm and the Church as mystical body; the symbols of power such as flags and oriflammes; and the contradictory world of dreams, marvels, devils, and wild forests. "Le Goff is one of the most distinguished of the French medieval historians of his generation . . . he has exercised immense influence."—Maurice Keen, New York Review of Books "The whole book turns on a fascinating blend of the brutally materialistic and the generously imaginative."—Tom Shippey, London Review of Books "The richness, imaginativeness and sheer learning of Le Goff's work . . . demand to be experienced."—M. T. Clanchy, Times Literary Supplement
still echoes in Western religious consciousness in the harsh markings known as
stigmata, marvelous holes and ... The movement of money, the economic reality
often tactfully sidestepped by medieval art historians in their appraisal of cause ...
In Faces of Charisma: Image, Text, Object in Byzantium and the Medieval West, a multi-disciplinary group of scholars advances the theory that charisma may be a quality of art as well as of person.
... exemplary holiness that believers could safely assume their souls were
already with God in heaven, able to intercede on behalf of those who prayed to
them. See Bernard Hamilton, Religion in the Medieval West (London, 1986), pp.
Author: Helen Phillips
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
Chaucer's writings (the 'Canterbury Tales', lyrics and dream poems and Troilus) are here freshly examined in relation to the religions, the religious traditions and the religious controversies of his era.
The ultimate success of Christianity, both as a religion and as an organizing force
in society, was to shape the character of learned medicine throughout the
medieval period. The three great religions of the medieval west—Judaism;
Author: Christopher Kleinhenz
This Encyclopedia gathers together the most recent scholarship on Medieval Italy, while offering a sweeping view of all aspects of life in Italy during the Middle Ages. This two volume, illustrated, A-Z reference is a cross-disciplinary resource for information on literature, history, the arts, science, philosophy, and religion in Italy between A.D. 450 and 1375. For more information including the introduction, a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample pages, and more, visit the Medieval Italy: An Encyclopedia website.
Magic, Miracle, and Popular Practice in the Early Medieval West: Anglo-Saxon
England KAREN LOUISE JOLLY University of California, Santa Barbara Problem
and Thesis Magic and its religious antithesis, miracle, form two poles within a ...
Author: Jacob Neusner Professor of Religion University of South Florida
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Every culture makes the distinction between "true religion" and magic, regarding one action and its result as "miraculous," while rejecting another as the work of the devil. Surveying such topics as Babylonian witchcraft, Jesus the magician, magic in Hasidism and Kabbalah, and magic in Anglo-Saxon England, these ten essays provide a rigrous examination of the history of this distinction in Christianity and Judaism. Written by such distinguished scholars as Jacob Neusner, Hans Penner, Howard Kee, Tzvi Abusch, Susan R. Garrett, and Moshe Idel, the essays explore a broad range of topics, including how certain social groups sort out approved practices and beliefs from those that are disapproved--providing fresh insight into how groups define themselves; "magic" as an insider's term for the outsider's religion; and the tendency of religious traditions to exclude the magical. In addition the collection provides illuminating social, cultural, and anthropological explanations for the prominence of the magical in certain periods and literature.
Medieval. Rome. Maureen C. Miller In a typically stimulating contribution to a
volume celebrating Donald A. Bullough's career, ... with the Byzantine and
Islamic worlds and technically advanced productive capabilities within western
Author: Professor Owen M Phelan
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Rome and Religion in the Medieval World provides a panoramic and interdisciplinary exploration of Rome and religious culture. The studies build upon or engage Thomas F.X. Noble’s interest in Rome, especially his landmark contributions to the origins of the Papal States and early medieval image controversies. Scholars from a variety of disciplines offer new viewpoints on key issues and questions relating to medieval religious, cultural and intellectual history. Each study explores different dimensions of Rome and religion, including medieval art, theology, material culture, politics, education, law, and religious practice. Drawing upon a wide range of sources, including manuscripts, relics, historical and normative texts, theological tracts, and poetry, the authors illuminate the complexities of medieval Christianity, especially as practiced in the city of Rome itself, and elsewhere in Europe when influenced by the idea of Rome. Some trace early medieval legacies to the early modern period when Protestant and Catholic theologians used early medieval religious texts to define and debate forms of Roman Christianity. The essays highlight and deepen scholarly appreciation of Rome in the rich and varied religious culture of the medieval world.
'Origins', The Oxford Illustrated History of the Crusades, ed. J. S. C. Riley-Smith (
Oxford, 1995), pp. 13–33; B. Hamilton, Religion in the Medieval West (London,
1986); C. H. Lawrence, Medieval Monasticism: Forms of Religious Life in
Author: Thomas Asbridge
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
'Asbridge can't help but tell a ripping yarn, often breezily dramatic, whipping the narrative along.' The Times In the eleventh century, a vast Christian army, summoned to holy war by the Pope, rampaged through the Muslim world of the eastern Mediterranean, seizing possession of Jerusalem, a city revered by both faiths. Over the two hundred years that followed this First Crusade, Islam and the West fought for dominion of the Holy Land, clashing in a succession of chillingly brutal wars, both firm in the belief that they were at God's work. The Crusades tells the story of this epic struggle from the perspective of both Christians and Muslims, reconstructing the experiences and attitudes of those on either side of the conflict. Mixing pulsing narrative and piercing insight, it exposes the full horror, passion and barbaric grandeur of the crusading era. ‘A dramatic and powerful look at both sides of the story . . .’ Sunday Times 'A compelling narrative . . . A masterful conclusion' Observer
Ritual and Lay Piety in Medieval Religion Derek A. Rivard. ConClusion. z. The
tradition of Christian blessing was a rich, complex, and pervasive component of
the culture and religion of the medieval West. From its origin in ancient Israel, ...
Author: Derek A. Rivard
Publisher: CUA Press
In Blessing the World, Derek A. Rivard studies liturgical blessing and its role in the religious life of Christians during the central and later Middle Ages, with a particular focus on the blessings of the Franco-Roman liturgical tradition from the tenth to late thirteenth centuries.
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Author: Qiang Ning
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
The cave-temple complex popularly known as the Dunhuang caves is the world's largest extant repository of Tang Buddhist art. Among the best preserved of the Dunhuang caves is the Zhai Family Cave, built in 642. It is this remarkable cave-temple that forms the focus of Ning Qiang's cross-disciplinary exploration of the interrelationship of art, religion, and politics during the Tang. In his careful examination of the paintings and sculptures found there, the author combines the historical study of pictures with the pictorial study of history. By employing this two-fold approach, he is able to refer to textual evidence in interpreting the formal features of the cave-temple paintings and to employ visual details to fill in the historical gaps inevitably left by text-oriented scholars. The result is a comprehensive analysis of the visual culture of the period and a vivid description of social life in medieval China. and remained hidden until the early 1940s. Once exposed, the early artwork appeared fresh and colorful in comparison with other Tang paintings at Dunhuang. The relatively fine condition of the Zhai Family Cave is crucial to our understanding of the original pictorial program found there and offers a unique opportunity to investigate the visual details of the original paintings and sculptures in the cave. At the same time, the remaining traces of reconstruction and redecoration provide a new perspective on how, for over three centuries, a wealthy Chinese clan used its familial cave as a political showcase. Art, Religion, and Politics in Medieval China: The Dunhuang Cave of the Zhai Family is an in-depth study on the meaning and function of an exemplary Tang memorial cave and an important contribution to studies of Chinese religion, politics, sociology, literature, and folklore as well as to Chinese art history.
Religion was a huge part of every medieval woman's life. In the modern West,
religious beliefs and practices are often seen as matters of private conscience:
religion is generally regarded as something that one chooses. For women in the
Author: Sandy Bardsley
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Explores the role of European women in the Middle Ages, discussing specifically the relationship between women and religion, work, family, law, and culture and noting the differences wrought by class, age, marital status, and region and time period.