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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 107–130.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Sarah Beckwith This article explores the virtue tradition in the English theatrical tradition of morality theater and its fortunes on the professional stage. It explores questions of recognition in allegorical drama by examining “mankind” and “mercy” in the morality play Mankind , the appropriation...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (3): 407–413.
Published: 01 September 2022
...David Aers; Sarah Beckwith The tradition of the virtues was the model for moral practice from Aristotle to Luther. This tradition framed practices of living well in relation to visions of the good, and in its later Christian version, of God. One became good through practice, just as a harpist might...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 59–81.
Published: 01 January 2012
... as it should still trouble us today. Unhinged from their central role in building a virtuous community, the cardinal virtues now name practices that had traditionally been understood as vices, forms inimical to human flourishing. So Langland displayed the virtue of fortitude (courage) as the name...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (3): 567–591.
Published: 01 September 2022
.... This essay supplements Renaissance humanism with Rabbinic and post-Rabbinic readings of Genesis in order to construe the virtue of magnanimity as a hospitable stance toward different wisdom traditions. jrlupton@uci.edu © 2022 by Duke University Press 2022 Shakespeare Erasmus magnanimity...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (2): 303–334.
Published: 01 May 2013
..., by contrast, is a desperately elusive character. Critics have traditionally read her faltering declarations of love as proleptic evidence of 308  Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 43.2 / 2013 her mutability, but such lines have a private sincerity about them, an inten- sity...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (2): 403–429.
Published: 01 May 2020
..., and community. Mercie’s labors are performed in continuity with a late medieval tradition linking work and virtue. Her example prompts reconsideration both of Bunyan’s own dissenting allegories and of the uses of literary forms and ethical traditions across conventional period boundaries and confessional...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 35–57.
Published: 01 January 2012
... difficulties in this regard. In her own lifetime, the visionary was a controversial figure, whose virtuous practice unsettled the very understanding of traditionally accepted virtues in the minds of her friends and foes alike.8 The Life itself gives ample evidence of Raymond’s efforts to defend...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (1): 43–64.
Published: 01 January 2009
... must be understood through these figures and in the international context that Spenser evokes in his exploration of justice. Such an approach does not cancel out but augments many of the traditional readings of this virtue in The Faerie Queene . © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (3): 415–443.
Published: 01 September 2022
... historian of the virtues and salvation within Christian histories might reasonably expect to find at least two constants: (1) traditions that differ in how they formulate the path between human virtue and salvation; and (2) traditions that all agree that such a path uniformly exists...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2019) 49 (1): 169–191.
Published: 01 January 2019
... childe” strives to understand sin, guilt, and culpability within the constraints of humanity’s limited self- knowledge. Julian both works within and transcends established scriptural and penitential traditions of representing childhood, childlikeness, and the related quality of meekness, a key virtue...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 1–12.
Published: 01 January 2012
... enormously influential After Virtue that set the precedent: After Virtue wove a spellbind- ing tale of a fall from coherent traditions and practices sustaining the virtues into ethical incoherence and interminable debate, but it essentially skipped from the medieval scholasticism of  Thomas Aquinas...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 13–33.
Published: 01 January 2012
... Aquinas in a tradition on the virtues that reaches back to Aristotle as their finest expositor.6 That there are resemblances is beyond question. There is, nonethe- less, a considerable gap between Aristotle and Aquinas. Aquinas is work- 14  Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 42.1...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (2): 383–386.
Published: 01 May 2021
... of manuscripts: July 1, 2021 For many centuries the virtues were modes of living. What happens to the habits, practices, and conceptualizations of virtue and the virtue tradition as a result of the Reformations? The Reformations involved complex reorganizations of ritual, sacramental, ecclesiological...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (1): 173–174.
Published: 01 January 2021
... to the habits, practices, and conceptualizations of virtue and the virtue tradition as a result of the Reformations? The Reformations involved complex reor- ganizations of ritual, sacramental, ecclesiological, theological, and ethi- cal practices. Because we take virtues to designate modes of living...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (3): 483–501.
Published: 01 September 2022
... thing also which other sacraments beholden and whereof all other sacraments take their effect and strength.” 16 In the Treatise on the Passion and the Blessed Body , More is concerned with the virtue of the Eucharistic celebrant and recipient alike, a well-established tradition with both...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (3): 685–687.
Published: 01 September 2020
... centuries the virtues were modes of living. What happens to the habits, practices, and conceptualizations of virtue and the virtue tradition as a result of the Reformations? The Reformations involved complex reor- ganizations of ritual, sacramental, ecclesiological, theological, and ethical practices...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (3): 583–602.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Moreover, a nonunivocal metaphysics does not in itself determine the char- acter of the other truth claims that make up Christianity. In some sense, this is obvious from Gregory’s narration. He himself points out multiple times that Judaism and Islam traditionally shared this same nonunivocal...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 181–200.
Published: 01 January 2012
... eliding disagreements in the Christian tradition concerning whether and how to assimilate pagan theo- ries of the virtues. The range of opinions that one can find in Milton’s writ- ings accounts for the fact that one of the more contested questions in Milton studies today is whether or not we can...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (2): 199–231.
Published: 01 May 2020
... On the economy of displeasure, see Kaster, Emotion, Restraint, and Community, 4, 15. shame as a virtue Latin Stoic tradition medieval theology moral agency social harmony Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 ...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (2): 395–418.
Published: 01 May 2015
... and tradition is necessary for one’s reception of faith.32 As Alasdair MacIntyre argues, Aquinas believes that the necessary kind of community is one that guides individuals to develop the acquired virtues as genuine virtues, essential for moral life, yet also to recognize the insufficiency...