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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2019) 49 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 January 2019
...David Aers; Sarah Beckwith “Go, litel bok, go, litel myn tragedye.” So wrote Chaucer at the end of Troilus and Criseyde . But how compatible are the forms and ideas of tragedy with Christian tradition, its theology and liturgy? What are the relations between medieval and early modern discourses...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (2): 227–260.
Published: 01 May 2018
...’ Creed. The work thus offers a new way of conceiving both women’s affective piety and the relationship between vernacular and clerical theology. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 A Christian Mannes Bileeve Apostles’ Creed medieval affective spirituality reason and emotion...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (1): 95–112.
Published: 01 January 2014
...- ception of what understanding consists in — not least the models of system- atized Roman law and canon law, and systematic aspirations in classical Greek and Hellenistic philosophy — there is one consideration that stands out from all others in terms of importance: Christian doctrinal theology...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (2): 241–259.
Published: 01 May 2003
... from narrative and towards theology.” They maintain that in Christian theology, as in van Gent’s painting, the temporality “is absorbed into the repetition of a timeless ritual” (79). This version of Christian theology, tem- porality, and van Gent’s Last Supper take us back to the authors’ intro...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (3): 433–434.
Published: 01 September 2018
... poetry, theology to politics. Even within the long traditions of Christianity, understanding of conversion has included significantly different inflections. The study of conversion has great potential to illuminate many aspects of medieval and early modern culture in terms of revolutionary change...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2019) 49 (1): 33–55.
Published: 01 January 2019
... the Passion narrative into neoclassical drama, Christus Patiens raises troubling dramaturgical, ethical, and theological questions about the nature of Christian tragedy and its relation to atonement and conversion. The article traces the complex ways that this play elicits judgments of guilt and innocence...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (2): 215–240.
Published: 01 May 2021
... questions about church hierarchies, rituals, and traditions—what lollard writers sometimes refer to as “signs and ceremonies.” 30 Conversations about the priesthood and institutional status hold important implications for Christian salvation within lollard theologies, as they did, of course...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (3): 583–602.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Protestants distinguished justification from sanctification in ways foreign to medieval Christianity, and refused even the notion of grace-­enabled merit worked out by Aquinas.8 Faith loomed larger in Luther’s theology than charity. So there were indeed dif- ferences in the way the moral life...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (1): 121–144.
Published: 01 January 2013
... as eas- ily understood in terms of its tendency to relocate and reinvent itself in new spaces of imagined potentiality. Philip Sheldrake points out that at the heart of Christian theology, and therefore spirituality, is an invitation to enter a new world. Here and now, we are invited...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (1): 179–198.
Published: 01 January 2023
..., and Joanna Weinberg, eds. The Mishnaic Moment: Jewish Law among Jews and Christians in Early Modern Europe . Oxford-Warburg Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2022. 432 pp. Hardcover, ebook. Watson, Nicholas. Balaam's Ass: Vernacular Theology before the English Reformation, Volume 1: Frameworks...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 141–165.
Published: 01 January 2016
... like to have a soul? For early modern Christians, experience of the soul could at times be surprisingly physical. Christian theology of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries held that the body and soul were linked together by the spirits. Although there was no universal agreement...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (3): 455–483.
Published: 01 September 2016
... mysticism and praxis in a- lan guage quite remote from academic philosophy or theology.18 This is not to say that Gregory shares much with Horkheimer, Adorno, or Bloch, but that his determination of medieval Christianity places him in a diverse cohort of thinkers for whom capitalism, instrumental...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2024) 54 (1): 89–111.
Published: 01 January 2024
... gave linked with and responded to each other in complex and interesting ways. Evidently, the Augustinian rehabilitation of the category of belief was central for Christian theology: while for Augustine believing in the Christian God was certainly consonant with right reason, nevertheless...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (3): 645–666.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2014. xiv, 553 pp. $65.00. Cornett / New Books across the Disciplines  653 Lee, Alexander. Petrarch and St. Augustine: Classical Scholarship, Christian Theology, and the Origins of the Renaissance in Italy. Brill’s...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (3): 453–470.
Published: 01 September 2003
... was still something of a novelty in Western Christian theology at the end of the fourth century. It was certainly possible (perhaps even logical) to understand the idea as a Docetic denial of the reality of Jesus’ body , and this was the basis of Jovinian’s charge against Ambrose. The accusation...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (3): 559–592.
Published: 01 September 2010
... to justify his dismissal of Christian theology and subsequent sinful behavior. But his partial reading of the scriptures can also be taken as a sign that he is without the grace necessary to understand the Christian message. The “devil’s syllogism” encapsulates the glaring contradiction...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (3): 603–628.
Published: 01 September 2016
... [Zwecktransformation22 What is true of the church as an objective, materially realized insti- tution also holds for its core tenets, themselves subject to perpetual revision and reframing by the institution of theology. John Henry Newman’s view of Christianity as an idea whose uneven development over...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (3): 659–686.
Published: 01 September 2001
.... Paper $45.00. Des Chene, Dennis. Life’s Form: Late Aristotelian Conceptions of the Soul. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2000. viii, 220 pp. $45.00. Harrison, Carol. Augustine: Christian Truth and Fractured Humanity. Christian Theology in Context. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. xvi, 242...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (2): 445–467.
Published: 01 May 2013
... $27.99. Long, Steven A. Analogia Entis: On the Analogy of Being, Metaphysics, and the Act of Faith. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 2011. ix, 153 pp. Paper 28.00. MacDonald, Gregory, ed. “All Shall Be Well”: Explorations in Universalism and Christian Theology, from Origen...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (2): 261–300.
Published: 01 May 2018
... often insistently heterosexual, though, as we will see below, hardly heteronormative in any contemporary sense of the term. Gender- uid humanity and divinity In her studies of queer theology, Marcella Althaus- Reid claims that Christian theology depends on “the presence of a sexual...