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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (2): 341–364.
Published: 01 May 2018
...David J. Davis This essay reconsiders the place of divine revelation in late medieval and early modern England. It explores the language of ravishment and divine “raptus” as a ritualized discourse to describe divine revelation present in mystical texts, by figures like Julian of Norwich and Walter...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (2): 193–214.
Published: 01 May 2021
... shows how apparently diabolical signs can indicate God's divine presence. Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 Julian of Norwich discernment of medieval women's visionary experience sanctity and heresy trials Revelation of Love divine revelation and bodily reception...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (3): 531–547.
Published: 01 September 2007
... plays calmly and thoughtfully.”40 Such a dramatic ethos is exceptionally well suited to the spiritual matters that preoccupy the Chester plays: rival epistemologies of word and image, access to and interpretation of scripture, revelation of divinity through signs and wonders. Each of the cycle’s...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (1): 23–45.
Published: 01 January 2003
... location for the production and dissemination of Christian relics, those bits of sanctity that could be uncovered, through arcane knowledge or divine revelation: bones, clothes, books, sometimes dirt and water over which saints were believed to have passed.3 Of course, the “cult of relics...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 35–57.
Published: 01 January 2012
... superiors sometimes “forbade her to go to places where she had been ordered by divine revelation to go” (par. 404). Some of them blocked her ardently desired reception of the sacraments, of confession and Communion. Her acts of devotion made her “the butt of calumny, obstruction, and persecution...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (2): 333–363.
Published: 01 May 2012
... elsewhere in medieval commentary, especially in biblical exegesis, might profitably be understood. Difference is an inevi- table obstacle to anyone who would relate things human and divine, but Julian renders it productive. Making sense of her revelations and the dis- Journal...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (2): 241–262.
Published: 01 May 2021
... of divine presence—whether during or outside the course of a miracle—in phenomenal change. 2 But how does one delimit an event as miraculous if it entails the absence of any tangible and, indeed, visible change? What if the occurrence of a miracle pivots on a nonevent? Furthermore, how does one measure...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (3): 629–651.
Published: 01 September 2016
... insights which have developed from the hazelnut “showing” as a sight, a revelation of “hamly loving.” The vision of the knob or “nut” of matter in Julian’s hand as in that of God communicates to Julian the enormity and yet the radically direct immediacy of divine care, over against the relative small...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (2): 213–250.
Published: 01 May 2001
... with the “power and the voice of all creatures,” her soul claims to represent that audience in her dealings with the divinity.7 However, rather than have her revelations recorded in Latin, the sacred and universal language of the Church, Mechthild writes them down in her native...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (2): 257–281.
Published: 01 May 2009
... sins.”37 Such visitation might be made upon any non- Christian who lived in truth as he knew it (XIV.209  –  17). This theory of “an immediate divine revelation to an infidel of good will” was designed to reconcile two apparently contradictory doctrines: (a) faith and baptism are necessary...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (3): 545–576.
Published: 01 September 2011
... of these Arabic texts were found in the caves of the Sacromonte. Incised onto palm-­sized circular sheets of lead, they soon gained the name of los libros plúmbeos or the Lead Books.7 They contained a series of revelations and prophecies that the Virgin — along with Saint James, famed by the thirteenth...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (1): 49–78.
Published: 01 January 2021
... attempt to refute various doctrines of Islam and to dispute the Qur an as an authentic piece of divine revelation, and, by extension, Muhammad s claim to prophet- hood.21 It draws on his polemical forebears, including Mark of Toledo s Latin translation of the Qur an, the Summa Contra Gentiles, Peter...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 13–33.
Published: 01 January 2012
..., that brings a person to the God who has established God as the beatifying end of the human person; and, the virtues that are most conducive to that life with God are, radically, the gift of God, due to divine initiative. Although less immediately obvious, Aquinas’s virtue ethics is also thoroughly...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2002) 32 (3): 519–542.
Published: 01 September 2002
...—and in the substance of the mirror itself. Sixteenth-century writers maintained that knowledge of the divine was accessible to human reason through nature. A more immedi- ate perception of the divine was possible through revelation, and the mirror stood for revelation as well; at least in the cabalistic...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (3): 545–554.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Gregory’s Unintended Revelations James Simpson Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts Brad Gregory has recently written two books. One is a largely persuasive, scholarly volume...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (2): 229–252.
Published: 01 May 2008
... for Henry VII, an elaborate machine “angel, descend[ed] from St. Pauls,” and “cense[d] the King on his entry into the City after the battle of Stoke.” Incense was purchased for numerous revels at Edinburgh Castle in the 1470s and 1480s.13 These civic and public stagings demonstrate that aromatics...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (2): 223–247.
Published: 01 May 2010
... named) characters, whose encounters with the divine he mediates. Moreover, the artist assumes a significance beyond the obvious as he enables an instructive glimpse into the distinct stages charac- terizing visual representation and its complexities. The activities and osten- sible success...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (3): 633–657.
Published: 01 September 2020
..., King James had taken a much more active roll in suppressing works both in print and on stage in the interests of protecting Anglo- Spanish relations.2 As such, both the intentions and success of De la Fuente s inter- vention are hardly abstruse. The Book of Revelation s apocalyptic Whore of Babylon...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 167–188.
Published: 01 January 2016
... this symptom arises from Donne's inability to order the events of his illness, he is able to recreate it within readers by likewise disordering the Devotions ' narrative. By sharing this contemplative “torment” with readers, the Devotions democratizes Donne's difficult path toward spiritual revelation...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (2): 221–269.
Published: 01 May 2007
... hagiogra- phy and in later accounts of men and women who chose to leave the world for a vowed life, replicate that Pauline model, which presents conversion as catalyzed by a divine intervention, that, in turn, prompts a movement from one type of life and set of assumptions to another. But what about...