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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (3): 483–501.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Nancy Bradley Warren This essay explores Thomas More's understanding of the role of the recipient's virtue in activating the full power of Christ's body in the Eucharist in his A Treatise on the Passion of Christe and A Treatise to receive the blessed body of our lorde, sacramentally and virtually...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (2): 241–259.
Published: 01 May 2003
...David Aers © by Duke University Press 2003 New Historicism and the Eucharist David Aers Duke University Durham, North Carolina The source...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2024) 54 (2): 271–298.
Published: 01 May 2024
... philosophy. The essay considers, in turn, how the play leverages theatrical devices to prompt its audience to grapple with the physical impossibilities of eucharistic change. It encourages the spectating Christians, like literal‐minded Jews, to long for spectacular theatrical effects that will furnish...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (2): 307–332.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Steven Justice Scholarship has routinely assumed that the many medieval eucharistic miracle stories about hosts witnessed as discernibly the body of Christ — newborn, bloody, crucified, or dismembered — were designed to quell doubts in the doctrine of the Mass with coercive ocular confirmation...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (3): 629–651.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., and to align the passage with her thought elsewhere in A Revelation . Ultimately, it argues that the full resonance of the passage lies in its relationship to the sacrament of the altar. This article thus contributes to debates on religion and the body, and more specifically to underexamined eucharistic...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (3): 585–606.
Published: 01 September 2001
...William T. Cavanaugh © by Duke University Press 2001 a Eucharistic Sacrifice and the Social Imagination in Early Modern Europe William T. Cavanaugh...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (2): 335–367.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Jay Zysk Situating Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus within the contexts of liturgical history and sacramental theology, this essay argues that the Eucharist provided an influential aesthetic resource for English dramatists in the wake of the Reformation. Drawing on Eucharistic theology, liturgical books...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (3): 559–587.
Published: 01 September 2008
... that such practices worked to displace fundamental anxieties generated by the “sacramental cannibalism” of the eucharistic feast, in which the body and blood of Christ were fused with those of communicants through the process of ingestion. The medieval counternarrative mythologizing lepers, women, and Jews as would...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (1): 93–115.
Published: 01 January 2011
... across the Atlantic as represented by De Bry and the writings of Bartolomé Las Casas, relating these rituals to Catholic ceremonies of the Eucharist, and ultimately considering the role of sacrifice in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar . Mexica sacrifice, as constructed by the discourses of discovery in De...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (2): 317–343.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Patricia Dailey Hadewijch of Brabant's seventh vision of union with the Eucharist has often been cited as exemplifying the embodied nature of medieval women's spirituality. This essay recontextualizes the way embodiment and gender are conceived of through an analysis of the figures and functions...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2019) 49 (1): 57–84.
Published: 01 January 2019
... of terms that do important work in King Lear : “take on,” “take up,” “bear,” “bear with.” These terms are all complexly associated, in late medieval and early modern discourses, with the incarnation of Christ, and with the ritual taking of Christ’s body in the Eucharist. And they are all associated...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (2): 261–280.
Published: 01 May 2003
... Durham, North Carolina In two recent publications, Stephen Greenblatt has explored Hamlet in rela- tion to two medieval practices and their transformation: the Eucharist in the Mass, and the institution of purgatory.1 In the reformed Eucharist of Holy Communion, sacrifice is remembered...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (2): 271–303.
Published: 01 May 2007
... of nature equivalent to that expressed in Romantic nature poetry, in the poetry of Goethe or Hölderlin.11 It was in the course of expounding his Eucharistic theology that Luther enunciated this vision. He can be seen as having given full expression, within the framework of “classical” Reformation...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (2): 281–309.
Published: 01 May 2003
.... —Meister Eckhart1 In the later Middle Ages, Christ’s body changes tense, number, and shape. It is unique, past, and unrepeatable: dead, resurrected, and ascended to where, in the words of the Nicene Creed, it is “of one substance with the Father.” In each performance of the Eucharist, however...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (3): 749–751.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of Religious Women in the Thirteenth Century  597 – 614 Justice, Steven Eucharistic Miracle and Eucharistic Doubt  307 – 332 Karnes, Michelle Julian of Norwich’s Art of Interpretation  333 – 363 Lehfeldt, Elizabeth A. Gender, the State, and Episcopal Authority: Hernando de Talavera and Richard...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (3): 657–698.
Published: 01 September 2012
...- ment, the Eucharist. Again to summarize greatly an argument I have made elsewhere, in this regard the left lintel shows the offertory procession of the people (see fig. the right lintel shows the lay congregation’s Communion or Peace procession in the moments before its actual reception...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (3): 585–615.
Published: 01 September 2014
... to the Eucharist, and the visual presentation of the bleeding body of Christ in late medieval imagery varied considerably.16 A “fluid ecology” connected flowing natural and sacred elements, followed their associations and itineraries, and acknowledged the agency of the elusive elements of sal- vific water...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (1): 159–195.
Published: 01 January 2015
... and ritual life of late medieval and early modern Christians: as breast milk was believed to be made of blood, the nursing child “eats” of the mother; similarly, the Eucharistic rite neces- sitated the miraculous “consumption” of Christ’s body.11 As we shall see, the 160  Journal of Medieval...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (3): 407–413.
Published: 01 September 2022
... of virtue into questions of efficacy in Eucharistic theology. Centering on Henrician England, she examines two treatises by Thomas More on the passion of Christ and on reception of the Eucharist, and then considers the visions experienced by Elizabeth Barton at a spectacular mass held by Henry VIII...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 33–59.
Published: 01 January 2016
...). But although the wounds of the imagined body are matched carefully with Christ’s wounds, this anointing is imagined not as imitation but as a kind of transfusion, one that is more Eucharistic than medical for Henry, since blood transfusion was not a part of medical practice at this date. Nonetheless...