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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (2): 345–371.
Published: 01 May 2014
... mista , a mixed life that valued both public acts of charity and vernacular religious writing. Probing the intersection between religious and secular vocabularies in Renaissance humanism, the article argues that lay piety had a significant influence on fifteenth-century thought. Women in the early...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (3): 597–617.
Published: 01 September 2009
... the need for the rich to reserve at least part of their resources for social measures in the form of charity. By regulating luxury through various forms of fines and penalties, sumptuary laws helped to benefit the less privileged and the city in general. Critiques of consumption, of disproportionate...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (2): 305–334.
Published: 01 May 2007
... of all Christians, Wimbledon declares that charity and mutual concern are the very lifeblood of community. His vision implicitly demands that indi- viduals bear responsibility for their neighbors, including even those people who are less fortunate and most readily dismissed. Important...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 35–57.
Published: 01 January 2012
... to look system- atically for proofs of heroism in the practice of the three theological virtues (faith, hope, and charity) and the four cardinal virtues (prudence, temper- ance, fortitude, and justice). The criterion of heroic virtue can be said to Journal of Medieval and Early...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (2): 285–319.
Published: 01 May 2021
... of Charity and alludes to the—now banned, because deemed indecorous—iconography of the lactating Madonna. In the process of its integration into the Virgin Mary's nativity scene, the wet-nurse's gesture produces what I would like to call heteroglossia in reference to Mikhail Bakhtin's theory of novelistic...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 83–105.
Published: 01 January 2012
... In the tradition of the remedial virtues, envy was contrasted with charity, itself described in terms that emphasize compassion and love of one’s neighbor.7 Envy is thus a vice that is conditioned by one’s emotional disposition toward others, leading to actions that comprise the variously ennumerated...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 131–155.
Published: 01 January 2012
... In the light of Aquinas’s position, we can answer Augustine’s ques- tion “Can there be moral virtues without charity?” and explain why both an Irwin / Luther’s Attack on Self-Love­   137 affirmative and a negative answer are correct, because they apply to different...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (2): 215–240.
Published: 01 May 2021
... by personifications of Christian virtues such as Charity serving as an abbess, Wisdom as a prioress, and Meekness as subprioress. Like Abbey of the Holy Ghost , lollard texts draw on the long tradition of claustral allegory to instruct their readers. Somerset has argued that lollard writers deploy architectural...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 13–33.
Published: 01 January 2012
... is virtue in the fullest, truest sense. When referring to the infused vir- tues that make their possessor good at the supernatural level and incline that person to acts pleasing to God, Aquinas has especially in mind the theologi- cal virtues, of faith, hope, and charity. These he treats in a general...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (3): 583–602.
Published: 01 September 2016
...: a failure on the part of “so many Christians . . . to live by the church’s own prescrip- tions and exhortations,” and a failure on the part of secular and ecclesiastical authorities alike to exercise power in ways consistent with, and expressive of, charity.1 These moral failures provided grounds...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (2): 403–429.
Published: 01 May 2020
..., as well as the teacher Interpreter, and Valiant- for- truth all male figures. While in the House Beautiful, like Christian before them, Christiana and Mer- cie meet several more female teachers in Charity, Prudence, Discretion, and Piety, it would seem that Bunyan did not wish to depict Christian female...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (3): 671–673.
Published: 01 September 2014
... of Mary Stewart, Queen of Scots, and the Languages of Royal Imprisonment in Medieval and Early Modern England and Scotland  321 – 343 Tylus, Jane Geographies of Charity: Women and the Vita mista in Renaissance Italy  345 – 371 Walsham, Alexandra Migrations of the Holy: Explaining Religious...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (3): 453–473.
Published: 01 September 2021
... by the empowering of parishioners as agents of charity when they helped to dispense food and coins along the perambulation route. The sacramental dimension of the community celebration of Ascension joined with perambulation's charitable function in a ritual of commensality. Participants, meditating upon Christ's...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 1–12.
Published: 01 January 2012
... of interlinked virtues that sustains the church as a body. Raymond emphasizes that Catherine’s heroic virtue is grounded in divine charity and in her union with Christ the Rock. While his purpose is to elevate her virtue and her claim to sainthood, this does not compete with acknowledging her dependence...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (2): 215–239.
Published: 01 May 2003
... / $2.00. Abraham signifies God the Father, and Isaac Christ. The mountain, on which he was to be sacrificed, expresses the height of the Lord’s charity. The two young men waiting with the ass designate the gentiles and the infidel Jews consenting in the death of the Lord...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (2): 211–213.
Published: 01 May 2003
... not the language to say in its own time. Contemporary critics habitually exhibit what Quentin Skinner has called this “familiar but condescending form of interpretative charity.”2 Indeed, we are far more likely to see critics pondering the failures of a medieval or early modern text to address our concerns...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 59–81.
Published: 01 January 2012
.... In a veritable cascade of interlocutors, Langland has created a process of dia- lectical exploration. This long process is led, with the help of the liturgy, to the theological virtues and the embodiment of charity in Jesus the Samari- tan, who becomes Christ the conqueror on the cross and Christ...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (2): 407–427.
Published: 01 May 2014
... of will, choice, and action? In Biathanatos, Donne seeks to awaken “charity” in interpreting the sacrifices of martyrdom. He argues that “self-­homicide” can appear in the world in a form that is not sinful or heretical (46). Selectively appropriating and departing from the arguments against...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (3): 415–435.
Published: 01 September 2017
... called Char- ity, the soul / Of all the rest.”9 In juxtaposing “charity” and “love,” Michael alludes proleptically to the controversy that would erupt in the sixteenth century when Tyndale scandalized English readers by translating the Pau- line term caritas (or the Greek agape) as “love...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2002) 32 (1): 109–144.
Published: 01 January 2002
... in the threat of sexual promiscuity, the city magistrates insti- tutionalized prostitution, then tried to remedy this vice through charity, and finally encouraged the reform of prostitutes by establishing Repenties houses — convents for repentant prostitutes—where Mary Magdalene was pro- moted as a central...