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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2008) 38 (2): 253–283.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Julie Paulson © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 a A Theater of the Soul’s Interior: Contemplative Literature and Penitential Education in the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2012) 42 (3): 699–724.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Katherine Zieman This essay explores the late medieval rhetoric of self-representation and conceptions of audience through an examination of the writings of the fifteenth-century Carthusian monk Richard Methley. Methley is considered as a “public contemplative” — a writer who offers his own...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2011) 41 (2): 345–368.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Eleanor Johnson This essay analyzes the Middle English contemplative treatise, the Cloud of Unknowing , to show how its prose style is designed to embody the experience of spiritual practice. The prevalence of monosyllabic words in the treatise originates in how the Cloud -author understands time...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2014) 44 (2): 345–371.
Published: 01 May 2014
... tertiaries or those who belonged to the so-called terzo stato , troubled the medieval distinctions between active and contemplative lives. Tornabuoni, Pulci, and their contemporaries found ways to contribute to the public sphere by combining features of active and contemplative lives into a form of vita...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2016) 46 (2): 381–404.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Amy Appleford Richard Whitford's A Work for Householders constructs a model of household governance organized around the contemplative life of the lay householder and his pastoral command over his familia. A Work for Householder 's companion text, A Daily Exercise of Death , centers on willed self...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2016) 46 (1): 167–188.
Published: 01 January 2016
... illness with readers when he believes its physical symptoms resist communication? This essay argues that Donne bypasses this impasse by formally recreating one of his illness's contemplative symptoms: the vexed temporal disorder caused by interpreting one's world from within a sick body. Because this...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2009) 39 (2): 225–255.
Published: 01 May 2009
... essay examines the role of “trees of incarnation” as contemplative models in women's religious communities for making Christ present in the imagination and in the world. M. D. Chenu's attention to the category of nature in his historical and theological writings is then revisited in order to propose...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2012) 42 (3): 749–751.
Published: 01 September 2012
... Modern  511 – 517 Wawrykow, Joseph Jesus in the Moral Theology of Thomas Aquinas  13 – 33 Zieman, Katherine Monasticism and the Public Contemplative in Late Medieval England: Richard Methley and His Spiritual Formation  699 – 724 Volume 42...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2014) 44 (1): 113–133.
Published: 01 January 2014
... Harrison / Devotion and Experimental Philosophy  115 and abstract contemplation required in theology. He identified a similar pat- tern in the wisdom literature of the Hebrew Bible, in which the reader first encountered natural philosophy in Ecclesiastes, before proceeding to a more mature...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2002) 32 (3): 519–542.
Published: 01 September 2002
... metaphor that for centuries had served not only as a figure of divine ideation, but also as a practical instrument for human contemplation of the divine logos. The mirror as text Specifying that his text is a steel glass, Gascoigne aligns his poem with a tra- dition of scriptural exegesis that would...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2018) 48 (2): 341–364.
Published: 01 May 2018
... handbook to devotion that gave practical directions which could be easily employed by the devout reader Although he was critical of the more sensu- ous mystics, Hilton nevertheless was equally as committed to raptus. In the Scale, Hilton guides his reader through three stages of contemplation, lead...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2011) 41 (2): 317–343.
Published: 01 May 2011
..., historical life must recreate this knowledge of double- ness speculatively through the mind, through reflection, contemplation, memory, hope, work, and other exercises that involve a complementary act of reading life itself. The mystical and contemplative should not be separated from one another as...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2014) 44 (1): 45–68.
Published: 01 January 2014
... included women and children and members were not required to take vows — this Anglican community was formed around the primary activities of prayer and contemplation.16 Other projects that responded to monasticism’s disappearance were less explicitly religious in intent. In 1659 John Evelyn...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2003) 33 (2): 335–351.
Published: 01 May 2003
... smallholding during the day. Away from the elements, they had time on their hands as they worked for contemplation. And, slowly but surely, they were becoming wealthy. Even in 1589, it was possible to describe these people (in this case, in one of the outlying areas, Dentdale, but related to Hal- ifax, at...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2014) 44 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 January 2014
... erect itself on the ruins of the classical opposition of action and contemplation. Somewhat perversely (or so it seemed to many), Bacon identified experi- mental philosophy with consequential action by asserting its instrumental character, insisting on its roots in the banausic arts, the mundane...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2014) 44 (1): 135–161.
Published: 01 January 2014
... But if the gnostic prayer is in this sense an attempt to overcome all distractions and attend only to God throughout one’s life, it is at the same time an attempt to know God as the subject of this living prayer. In this, the goal of life is to reach gnōsis, the contemplative knowledge of God...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2012) 42 (3): 511–517.
Published: 01 September 2012
... contemplative and active lives, creating a para- doxical identity as a “public contemplative.” Work on monasticism is, for medievalists, perhaps among the most traditional of scholarly pursuits. For early modernists who study northern Europe where Protestantism exercised the strongest cultural...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2012) 42 (3): 539–566.
Published: 01 September 2012
... “ecstatic time” is “fragile, evanescent, wordless.”6 Expressiveness for Teresa and her nuns mainly follows speechlessness. Although the ecstatic instant itself has no past or future, its consequences alter both. The contemplative self is reconfigured retrospectively and in part through utterance...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2003) 33 (3): 387–402.
Published: 01 September 2003
... monachorum , John exhorts his visitors to preserve “the purity of your understanding” in prayer and warns them against “distractions, ” including “recollection of indecent images” and “opposing thoughts.”31 Monks “should cultivate stillness and ceaselessly train yourselves for contemplation, that...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2002) 32 (1): 109–144.
Published: 01 January 2002
... contemplative soul, and the converted sinner who gained salvation through penance. The meretrix was promoted to co-redemptrix.48 She also epitomized a restrained female’s nature, shaped through penance, offering therefore a perfect cul- tural model to use in convents of repentant prostitutes and for women...