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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (2): 215–240.
Published: 01 May 2021
... imitatio suppress the linguistic hierarchy that the author inherits to facilitate the mother's agency as a reader and Christian. In the substitution of Latinate clerical training with the mother's love for Christ, the author does not simply make the mother a competent reader, but further uses her...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (2): 227–260.
Published: 01 May 2018
... of affective piety does not position “heart knowledge” ( sapientia ) and “head knowledge” ( scientia ) as mutually exclusive. Instead, A Christian Mannes Bileeve fuses reason (“skil”) with affect (“kyndenesse”), generating a reasonable love borne from gratitude for God that arises from knowing the Apostles...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 1–12.
Published: 01 January 2012
.... Even if the pagan discourse of virtue had been adopted by Christianity in its earliest centuries, both medieval and early modern European thinkers continued to wrestle with the interface between divine formation and social formation and their implications for the character of human moral agency. ©...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2019) 49 (1): 169–191.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Grace Hamman In A Revelation of Love , Julian of Norwich employs the similitude of Christ as a mother and the Christian as his child to describe and explore the relationship between God and humanity. Theologians, literary critics, and historians alike have studied the theological...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (3): 445–482.
Published: 01 September 2022
...” and that they are under the eloquent, fearsome judgement of James 5:1–6 (2.92). Now Coppe finds his own love and almsgiving under this judgment. But not surprisingly, he still hears the voice of practical reason reminding him of Christian duties to his family and his own survival. He rides on for eight miles brooding...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (3): 533–565.
Published: 01 September 2022
... from a foundational text of the Elizabethan Church, the “Homily on Christian Love and Charity.” Locating the infection that threatens the corporate body of church and commonwealth within all “evill persons,” the homily insists that vicious malefactors should be cut off from the body of the common...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 201–224.
Published: 01 January 2012
... “to strive even to enforce their affections; and crave grace at Gods hand, where by they may be enabled to bring themselves to that disposition, that God now requireth.”18 If Christians should take to heart the Pauline injunction to love —  “Owe no one anything, except that you love one another...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 59–81.
Published: 01 January 2012
... as a priest in Piers Plowman, offers the Eucharist.19 But he offers it with a condition: Christians must fulfill Christ’s demands for restitution, for restoring justice with one’s neighbors as an act of love (XXI.383  –  90). After all, justice and peace have kissed in the redemption of humankind (XX...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (3): 455–483.
Published: 01 September 2016
... historicity and the utopian dimensions of Christian love and community in The Principle of Hope (Das Prinzip Hoffnung, 1954 – 59), affirming the ancient affiliations between mysticism and praxis in a- lan guage quite remote from academic philosophy or theology.18 This is not to say that Gregory shares...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (2): 251–291.
Published: 01 May 2011
... numerous poems and letters mourning the loss of friends, Alcuin envisioned an idea of spiritual friend- ship authorized and protected by God, but sometimes existing beyond the universality of Christian love.74 As explained above, however, there is a con- sistent, almost anachronistic vestige...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (3): 595–620.
Published: 01 September 2007
... lawes of oure Alcoran.”69 The name “Eirene” is retained in early modern stories about Christian damsels romanced by Muslim men, where, unlike in Digenes Akrites, the men do not convert but murder the Irene-figure.70 A Thousand and One Nights tells the story of Ali Nur al-Din, who loves Miriam...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (1): 79–112.
Published: 01 January 2001
... JMEMS31.1-04 Kinoshita 2/26/01 6:59 PM Page 86 [“Receive the law that God holds out to us, the Christian faith: I’ll love you from that moment; believe in Him, serve the Almighty King!” Said Baligant: “You preach a bad sermon...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (3): 477–506.
Published: 01 September 2001
... is why the figure of death is the ultimate, absolute Other. And as iek suggests elsewhere, another word for this process in Christian culture is love: Christianity responds willingly to the desire of the Other and sees sacrifice as an act of love.41 To return to Bernart de Ventadorn, his...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (3): 507–560.
Published: 01 September 2001
..., its simultaneous invocation of and disgust with uncleanness, and its display of an affectivism incompletely subordinate to the discipline of Christian love—of the personality of the woman who tells it. This is also true of the tale’s maternalism. The Prioress tells a story about the special...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (3): 403–417.
Published: 01 September 2003
..., a stigma. But what might this imply? Christianity and the history of the tattoo The history of tattooing is by now not altogether uncharted territory. The ancient Greeks and Romans used tattooing to mark the bodies of criminals and slaves, that is, to inscribe the violence of punishment or possession...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (3): 567–591.
Published: 01 September 2022
... their flight as an exodus, an escape into freedom rather than a forced exile. And, just as the Israelites left Egypt provisioned with the goods of their neighbors (Ex. 2:21), the young women stock up on valuable resources purloined from court. The image of Egyptian gold was favored by Christian humanists...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (1): 163–195.
Published: 01 January 2007
... around her that she was among Christians and approximately where she was; she realized that identifying herself was of little value and that sooner or later she would have to give in to Pericone’s desires either by force or by love [o per forza o per amore]; therefore...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2004) 34 (1): 41–64.
Published: 01 January 2004
... with Rome and the harnessing of Christianity as state-sponsored ideological superstructure. Having little patience for too much papal independence, Otto I did not hesitate to curtail recalcitrant papal powers to serve his own political ends. It is in this nexus of imperial politics and religion that I...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 13–33.
Published: 01 January 2012
... 3); but explicit references to Christ in this part of the Summa tend to be infrequent. Aquinas has made a pedagogical decision to unfold the teaching of Christian faith in a discursive, methodical way. Jesus is, faith affirms, the God-­man. Thus, first Aquinas discusses God (in the Prima...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (2): 253–283.
Published: 01 May 2008
... is not the assertion of a self with an “interior” in opposition to the sen- sible world. In Augustinian terms, the formation of the Christian subject is only comprehensibly understood in its reformation to its divine image. For Augustine, the self is only made complete through its participation in the love...