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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (1): 75–94.
Published: 01 January 2020
...Danielle Clarke This essay examines the English translations of the autobiographical writings of Teresa de Ávila — The Lyf of the Mother Teresa of Iesus (Antwerp, 1611) and The Flaming Hart (Antwerp, 1642) — to demonstrate the impact of her exemplary spiritual life on the development of early...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (2): 317–343.
Published: 01 May 2011
... people is the logical culmination of the visions since they are meant to forewarn, instruct, challenge, and reward Hadewijch in her spiritual prog- ress toward becoming exemplary in inner and outer bodies, that is, in spiritual life. Despite the exclusion of the list on the part of the editors...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 167–188.
Published: 01 January 2016
... order [he] do[es] not understand” (xxix.39). In Holy Delight, Kate Frost classifies the Devotions as a spiritual autobiography in the mold of Augustine’s Confessions, Dante’s La Vita Nuova, and Henry Suso’s Life. Like the Devotions, these texts provide read- ers examples of the relationship...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (2): 379–404.
Published: 01 May 2023
... on Christ crucified, might “looke inwardly with a spirituall eye into spirituall thynges.” Such Passiontide literature presents ideal terrain for analyzing how Protestant writers constructed this journey from the outward and material to the inward and spiritual, not least because the exegetical issues...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (2): 407–427.
Published: 01 May 2014
... cited in the text as Devotions. 3 For a contemporary example of this usage, with which Donne was likely familiar, see Benet of Canfield, The rule of perfection contayning a breif and perspicuous abridgement of all the wholle spirituall life, reduced to this only point of the (will of God...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 83–105.
Published: 01 January 2012
... the way that penitential and exemplary narrative works, offering a metacritical perspective on the genre.17 The poem places its narrat- ing Lover in the overt position of identification, misidentification, or refusal of identification with the actions and emotions of characters in a multitude...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (2): 261–285.
Published: 01 May 2023
... Although the Cloud -author's contemporary, Walter Hilton, covers elements of the triad, he at no point formulates them as a complete technical schema for teaching the contemplative life. A highly esteemed spiritual director, Hilton does offer plenty of doctrina to the addressees of his texts. At times...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 1–12.
Published: 01 January 2012
... of Constantine, for instance, as the triumph of charity over envy; the Christian body politic was founded in exemplary acts of sympathetic identification, and this remains a healing possibility for social life. Gower, a conservative royalist, regards Lollardy as an expression of envy; he does not admit...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2004) 34 (1): 147–172.
Published: 01 January 2004
... as a spiritual realm subject to the authority of a single leader. The substance of the second sentence in the annal is, however, more unusual within the Chronicle: “& py ilcan geare forbarn Angelcynnes scole.” Scolu can be trans- lated as “school” or “quarter” or “hostelry”; but it here designates the well...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (2): 303–334.
Published: 01 May 2013
... that puts women’s moral agency under visible erasure.38 That literature, the vernacular hybrid genre situated somewhere between spiritual guide, courtesy manual, and exemplary catalogue, which modern scholars now roughly refer to as the “conduct book,” arose during the same period that bore...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (3): 539–566.
Published: 01 September 2012
.... In her Book of Foundations, Teresa claims to have a poor memory for dates and expresses a general disdain for human markers of time (Works, 3:132). Nonetheless, she charts important moments in her own life and those of her order. In her Spiritual Relations, for example, she reflects on her per...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 117–139.
Published: 01 January 2016
... at the turn of the seventeenth century, he began by foregrounding the seminal significance of “the body of man” as an “exemplary pattern” to imitate in “ordering the affayres of a State”: The Commonweale with all her parts, orders, qualities, and req- uisites whatsoever, is (for better...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (2): 249–268.
Published: 01 May 2012
... for sins committed. The Christian faces an angry God alone but for his faith in Christ’s saving action. In this newly defined spirituality, the spiritual life is essentially an emotional life, informed as it is by the emotional content of both terror and overflowing gratitude. Not only...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (2): 301–340.
Published: 01 May 2018
... essay that Batman took a utili- tarian approach to the spiritual writing of the past, and that as a minister in the established Church he sourced Middle English devotional writings for material for sermons and pastoral guidance Batman’s annotations and occasional glosses in texts...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 January 2014
... suggests, how- ever, the poem’s attachment to a social vision that can’t be accommodated to contemporary circumstances leads again and again “to an imaginative withdrawal from the field of material production at the basis of all human spiritual life as of all human relations,” leaving the poet...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (1): 89–117.
Published: 01 January 2010
... of a life experienced, as Launcelot observes, as “ha[ving] enough” (1.3.47, 1.3.103).72 To Launcelot and the other Venetians, this kind of life is entirely exemplary of both Judaism and the Jew, whose faith in adequation and literal justice, as opposed to the Christian’s participation...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (1): 99–120.
Published: 01 January 2013
..., Gra- tiano reasons, the Jew must be guilty in a deeper, spiritual reckoning — as if his sins belonged to a ghostly and lupine former identity. Gratiano also speaks “nothing” in a more literal sense, identifying an empty space through which the guilty wolf-­soul flies. This space...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (1): 135–161.
Published: 01 January 2014
.... The examples offered should therefore be seen as instances of this trans- formation rather than historical evidence for it. Robert Boyle’s Occasional Reflections (1665) serves as an exemplary text in which we see the concept of attention in the very process of transition from the spiritual to the cog...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (1): 113–133.
Published: 01 January 2014
... suggests, was primarily “a way of life,” in which preoccupation with arguments and doc- trines was secondary to more practical considerations. Ancient philosophy, on this account, was directed toward the practice of “spiritual exercises.” Hadot concludes, more generally, that we run the risk...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (2): 381–404.
Published: 01 May 2016
... for Householders. In A Work, the male householder’s responsibility to exercise spiritual and temporal authority over others explicitly involves him in his own, clearly demarcated practices. The religious life the householder is responsible for inculcating in his subordinates is organized around...