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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (2): 227–260.
Published: 01 May 2018
..., pastoral and devotional, prose and poetry, intellect and affect. Rather than portray Christ in the excessively erotic context usually associated with affective spirituality, A Christian Mannes Bileeve stages a dialogue of voices that teaches how to “think with the heart.” This new understanding...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (2): 215–240.
Published: 01 May 2021
... that attend to formal and aesthetic experimentation, however, scholars downplay the potential for explicitly polemical discourse to shape Christian life, or they treat polemic's aims as separate from devotional writing. For instance, though Raschko and Schirmer capture dissenting perspectives in their studies...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (2): 263–284.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Andrew R. Casper This essay recovers the dialectics of authenticity informed by the reinvigorated emergence of the Mandylion of Edessa as an authorized early Christian relic in Counter-Reformation Italy. The original was a miraculously generated icon of Christ's face which later became a major...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (3): 461–486.
Published: 01 September 2017
... those more streamlined accounts fundamental Christian teachings that appear repeatedly but disparately across the scriptural canon. Whether they foster liturgical or academic reading, ethical or devotional application 478  Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 47.3 / 2017 of scripture...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (2): 287–321.
Published: 01 May 2015
... the depiction of God, and also to articulate the contours of the devotional self. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 rebus Christian devotion words and objects word pictures theology • “In Things”: The Rebus...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (1): 135–161.
Published: 01 January 2014
... is more important for understanding Augustine’s God than the more familiar categories of omniscience or omnipotence.1 Attending in a sustained fashion without any distraction is an ideal of human devotion —  though, as is argued below, Christian authors disagreed on whether...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (3): 585–615.
Published: 01 September 2014
... In light of the Breton fountains’ Celtic origins and Arthurian spec- tacle, the church had a volatile relationship with their purported miraculous character, at times appropriating them in Christian devotion, at other times prohibiting them altogether.34 Healing fountains could create powerful...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (2): 271–303.
Published: 01 May 2007
... The language of German mysticism and the language of neoplatonism have much in common. Luther’s disparaging description of the goal of Christian devotion for Karlstadt — “for the heart to stare inwardly at the spirit” (LW 40:191) — is not far distant from Pico’s pure knower “unmindful of the body...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (3): 545–576.
Published: 01 September 2011
... of the last Muslim king- dom on the Iberian Peninsula before falling to Ferdinand and Isabel’s forces in 1492: Granada. In the early seventeenth century, many of the Old Christian immi- grants who had settled in Granada (including the civic elite and the arch- bishop) felt passionate devotion...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (2): 409–440.
Published: 01 May 2001
..., (1997) 2000. xiv, 209 pp.; 6 color plates, 12 black-and-white illus. Paper $27.95. Hurtado, Larry W. At the Origins of Christian Worship: The Context and Character of Earliest Christian Devotion. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2000...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (2): 315–337.
Published: 01 May 2016
... can easily play Christians, and vice versa. Though the play engages complex ideas of both “Corpus Christi” and performance, it does not necessarily participate positively in devotional drama or in the practices of affective piety sometimes associated with it. As I have argued elsewhere...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (1): 113–133.
Published: 01 January 2014
..., Harrison / Devotion and Experimental Philosophy  119 and higher, spiritual estate. Both Luther and Calvin advocated the idea of a “universal priesthood,” or “the priesthood of all believers,” according to which all Christians were, in a sense, priests. Luther thus insisted that “all Christians...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (3): 561–584.
Published: 01 September 2001
... with a question that has been rattling around in my head since I first began studying devotional poetry: Why did the scenario of the Christian sacrifice prove such a vexed and perplexing subject for lyric poetry in seventeeth-century England? Why, that is, did the Passion shift from being a site of the deepest...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 167–188.
Published: 01 January 2016
... Confessions, Dante’s La Vita Nuova, and Henry Suso’s Life. Like the Devotions, these texts provide read- ers examples of the relationship between suffering and salvation. Authors of this genre present their spiritual journeys within a common Christian narrative by which God raises “fallen Adam” from...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (3): 443–444.
Published: 01 September 2001
... / $2.00. In devoting a special issue to the topic of sacrifice, we wish to explore this topic within the context of medieval and early modern cultures (Christian, pre-Christian, Judaic, Islamic, and/or their interactions), and as part of an exploration of the way...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (2): 253–283.
Published: 01 May 2008
... demands of Christian faith.3 Hilton’s Scale was one of the most popular devotional works in late medieval England, and the author of the late-fifteenth-century East Anglian morality play Wisdom turned to the Scale, as well as a host of other devo- tional texts, to craft the dialogue of his...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (2): 301–340.
Published: 01 May 2018
... and theology of the Thirty- Nine Articles are echoed in a number of critiques of Roman Catholic teaching in Beinecke and in respect of Marian devotion in particular; for example, the chapter directing a meditation on the Ave Maria rejects this material as suitable for “noe good christian...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (1): 105–139.
Published: 01 January 2021
... and considering how these aims are met by the material text aspects of MS 426. Bacon s text is well known for making the case for geography s useful- ness for Christian purposes. As David Woodward and Herbert Howe have sketched out, while Bacon is concerned with the practical use of geography, to further...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (3): 457–467.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Things are not only what they are; they constantly pass beyond themselves, and give more than they have.  — Jacques Maritain At the center of the Christian world, at least according to most medieval mappa mundi, is the cross. In these images, X marks the spot, the axis that orients the world...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (3): 507–560.
Published: 01 September 2001
.... . . . It is an act of Christian piety both to “van- quish the proud” and also “to spare the subjected,” especially those from whom we have a law and a promise, and whose flesh was shared by Christ Whose name be forever blessed. —St. Bernard of Clairvaux1 In late-fourteenth-century England, a Christian writer...