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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2016) 46 (3): 545–554.
Published: 01 September 2016
... straining to avoid the violence unleashed by early modern religion. The book's weakness, then, is ethical. © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 The Unintended Reformation Reformation historiography modernity ethical and moral criticism...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2012) 42 (1): 13–33.
Published: 01 January 2012
... modern engagement with that ethics. © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 a Jesus in the Moral Theology of Thomas Aquinas Joseph Wawrykow University of...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2013) 43 (2): 303–334.
Published: 01 May 2013
... form of excellence, an ethics of embodied endurance strong enough to withstand repeated acts of injustice. Like medieval poets, Shakespeare returns to the scene of Cressida’s destruction in order to dramatize the cultural conditions that script her moral evacuation. Taking a long view of Cressida’s...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2010) 40 (2): 347–371.
Published: 01 May 2010
... artistic tradition as continuous, inclusive, and constituted by a collaborative ethic of poetic, historical, and moral obligation. As such, the Garland may assist medievalists and especially early modernists in developing new approaches to historical periodization by providing a literary model of cultural...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2012) 42 (1): 131–155.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Terence Irwin Luther’s denials (in his Commentary on Romans ) of the natural capacity to acquire moral virtues rest on three assumptions. (1) Virtue requires the pursuit of virtuous action for its own sake. (2) In the state of sin, human aims and motives are all controlled by self-love. (3) Insofar...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2010) 40 (1): 119–147.
Published: 01 January 2010
... its numerous instances of verbal, biblical, and character substi- tutions, Shakespeare’s allegorical play criticizes a central problem in moral thinking that arises from the appropriative hermeneutics of English political theology. Measure for Measure, which uses the word substitute more than any...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2014) 44 (1): 113–133.
Published: 01 January 2014
... might seem to be fundamentally at odds with those traditional approaches to natural philosophy that place an emphasis on the moral or religious formation of its practitioners. Bacon was highly critical of the unprofitableness of past schemes of natural philosophy, and he is often understood as...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2012) 42 (1): 107–130.
Published: 01 January 2012
... University Durham, North Carolina Words are deeds. — Ludwig Wittgenstein In her brilliant book, Putting on Virtue: The Legacy of the Splendid Vices, Jennifer Herdt gives a helpful picture of the moral agent as depicted in Aris- totle’s Nicomachean Ethics: The...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2012) 42 (1): 59–81.
Published: 01 January 2012
... Hobbes and back again to Langland, the essay finds Langland imagining a troubling history in which the meaning of moral concepts is transformed and the powers of moral discernment baffled. Langland’s pictures of response to this scenario are enigmatic and elusive but potentially figure forth a...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2015) 45 (2): 395–418.
Published: 01 May 2015
.... © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Milton A Masque Presented at Ludlow Castle virtue ethics and politics temperance moral education Aristotelian and Platonic philosophy • The “Holy Dictate of Spare...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2016) 46 (3): 455–483.
Published: 01 September 2016
... product of “secularizing knowledge” and its modern universities, analyzed and criticized in chapter six of The Unintended Reformation. It assumes a kind of knowledge which is separable from the intellectual, moral, and metaphysical traditions which enabled the inquiry. It posits The Unintended...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2012) 42 (2): 461–486.
Published: 01 May 2012
... more residual, backward-glancing form, its allegories of Spanish greed and Irish theft likewise attempt to morally differentiate emergent English methods of expropriation from competing methods of conquest and customary economies. © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 a...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2012) 42 (1): 181–200.
Published: 01 January 2012
..., both in an emphasis on a conception of the ethical life particularly conducive to narrative and in Milton’s own idiosyncratic view of himself as an inspired author. Milton’s strength and his heart lie not in systematic moral philoso- Journal of Medieval and Early Modern...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2010) 40 (2): 373–400.
Published: 01 May 2010
... speech act and sustain its ethical consequences. For oaths (and related speech acts) to be intelligible in a literary text, the subjectivity performing them has to maintain a constant identity, and cannot be in flux or divided against itself. Concluding that none of the oaths performed by Shakespeare's...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2010) 40 (3): 527–557.
Published: 01 September 2010
... grammar of “serve and deserve.” The article argues that when Langland has his narrator questioned by Reason and asked, “Can you serve?” Langland understands the question, like Luther, in the broadest theological and ethical sense. The article attends in detail to conventional readings that see the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2016) 46 (2): 405–432.
Published: 01 May 2016
... scrutinizing the capabilities and costs of an intercessory ethic. • Bent Speech and Borrowed Selves: Substitutionary Logic and Intercessory Acts in Measure for Measure...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2012) 42 (1): 201–224.
Published: 01 January 2012
... alternative still valuable for anyone interested in rooting ethics in the rich loam of relational dynamics. © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 a Relational Virtue: Anne Bradstreet, Edward Taylor...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2014) 44 (2): 241–280.
Published: 01 May 2014
... change. A critical theme underpinning the discussion is the insight that the epistemological conventions that shape our understanding of the past are the product of the very religious and intellectual movements that are the subject of our study. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2012) 42 (2): 365–394.
Published: 01 May 2012
... philology, theology, and philosophy, which Valla himself did not, in practice, separate discretely. His Annotations to the New Testament presents a case in point. As a collection of critical notes on the standard Latin translation of the New Testament (the Vulgate), the annotations themselves range from...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2010) 40 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 January 2010
... other epochs.2 There are, accordingly, many moderni; the effort to locate them is always a conceptual as much as a chronological task. If, however, premodernity is not, most persuasively, a chronological category, is it therefore an ethical or moral category, an ethical disposition assumed...