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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (1): 17–43.
Published: 01 January 2014
..., because the possibility of making such an accusation is virtually a necessity of reasoned discourse. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 a “Shameless”: Augustine, After Augustine...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2024) 54 (1): 89–111.
Published: 01 January 2024
... lacking absolute certainty. This essay explores this problem by focusing on the afterlife of Augustine's notion of credulitas , or “belief,” in two parallel but intertwined areas: moral theology and legal thought. In both cases, absolute certainty was the gold standard against which moral actions...
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Published: 01 May 2023
Figure 6. Sankt Florian, Austria, Augustiner-Chorherrenstift, MS XI.580, fol. 22r. Used by permission. More
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Published: 01 May 2023
Figure 9. Sankt Florian, Austria, Augustiner-Chorherrenstift, MS XI.582, fol. i v . Used by permission. More
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (3): 539–566.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of the Discalced founder-reformer, Teresa de Jesus of Avila, whose ideas were themselves shaped in response to Augustine’s theories of temporality. The essay also draws on work by a range of philosophers, most particularly Auerbach, Kant, Kierkegaard, Kristeva, and Levinas. It concludes that early modern nuns...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 7–31.
Published: 01 January 2016
... of preputiotomy, and it considers how late antique authors inflected these formulations with anatomical understandings of the prepuce. Augustine provides a remarkable example of the foreskin as both a subject of anatomical study and as a mystical heuristic for allegorical-visionary experience; and Macrobius's...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 181–200.
Published: 01 January 2012
... in the mouth of a spokesperson whose authority could hardly be surpassed, Milton aligns himself firmly with Augustine and other Christian theologians who questioned classical magnanimity and emphasized humility. But at other places in both his poetry and prose, Milton comes close to suggesting human ethical...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 131–155.
Published: 01 January 2012
... examine this particular argument of Luther’s without intro- ducing his views on grace, faith, and justification. Luther is not the first to attack the possibility of moral virtue with- out divine grace; he draws on arguments derived from Augustine. It will be helpful to examine his position...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 167–188.
Published: 01 January 2016
... his readers, we must read the Devotions as a sustained intertextual conversation with book XI of Augustine’s Confessions.9 Here Augustine contemplates time’s troubling ontological status: if only the present — itself empty and fleeting, always a mere wisp of a moment replaced by another...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (2): 379–404.
Published: 01 May 2023
...-Reformation contexts in the authorities he draws on in constructing these models of attentive exegesis. Speaking across a broader chronological scope, Bernard of Clairvaux and (more implicitly) Augustine of Hippo provide the foundations for setting out a form of interpretive attention that can both pass...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (2): 253–283.
Published: 01 May 2008
... and propositions it adopts. For instance, Eugene D. Hill observes that the lines which introduce the mights’ successive entrance “hammer home the idea of three-hood,” thereby reflecting Augustine’s distinction between the Trinity which is “co-eternal, incorporeal, and ineffably unchangeable and inseparable...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (2): 345–368.
Published: 01 May 2011
... on the unique suitability of English prose for the representation and rendering of that work. Time, will, and words: Augustine’s challenge and the Cloud-author’s­ response Since the Cloud-­author’s technique of spiritual practice is central to my argu- ment, I will begin with a brief review of how...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (2): 301–340.
Published: 01 May 2018
.... Augustine which contends that there is always truth embedded within even ostensibly corrupted “doctrine” — “nulla falsa doctrina est, quae aliqua vera non intermisceat” — and juxtaposes it with a mantra drawn from the apostle Paul, whose words are starker: “a little leaveneth the whole lumpe” ( Cor...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (3): 671–673.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., Steven “Shameless”: Augustine, After Augustine, and Way After Augustine  17 – 43 Kumler, Aden Imitatio Rerum: Sacred Objects in the St. Giles’s Hospital Processional  469 – 502 Lerner, Ross B. Donne’s Annihilation  407 – 427 Malo, Robyn Intimate Devotion: Recusant Martyrs and the Making...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (3): 585–606.
Published: 01 September 2001
...- Cavanaugh / Eucharistic Sacrifice 599 naeus says, but is a gratuitous sharing in the overflow of glory that the Father and the Son constantly give to each other.56 For Augustine, too, there is no question of the eucharistic sacrifice as an external response to God’s sacrifice. Sacrifice...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2000) 30 (3): 547–574.
Published: 01 September 2000
... by the gentle racks and velvet snakes of the archive, is a copy of Augustine’s Confessions from the second half of the twelfth century, once owned by the Abbey of St. Mary’s, Reading (Newberry MS 12.7). I am reading it. And amazed, for starters, to find myself...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2004) 34 (1): 147–172.
Published: 01 January 2004
... the con- version of the Anglo-Saxons by sending Augustine of Canterbury and his fel- low monks to the island. What Gregory could not do himself, he had others do—and in that way is used by Bede to display the institutional authority and centrality of the Roman papacy in his History.17 For this episode...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (2): 271–303.
Published: 01 May 2007
... who use these terms differently,” singling out for special opprobrium the great patristic allegorists and neoplatonists — “Jerome, Augustine, Ambrose, Origen” — and, somewhat mysteriously, unnamed “persons even more emi- nent than they.” This reference to persons “even more eminent...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (3): 519–543.
Published: 01 September 2023
.... This communicative function is one aspect of the intentionality of language. Even if this is one thing we can do with language, it does not follow that this is how language always works. For an example of someone who comes close to that stronger claim, we might consider Augustine, who remarks in De doctrina...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2004) 34 (1): 173–196.
Published: 01 January 2004
....46 But the works of Augustine of Hippo, ubiquitous in Anglo-Saxon England, evoke a deep and powerful unease about the honor that Roman bathing paid the flesh, and about the occasions for concupiscence that such customs offered. One of the most memorable passages of the Confessions records in Book...