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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 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 (1 January 2011) 41 (1): 93–115.
Published: 01 January 2011
... be just as civilized as European monarchies in its deployment of a rational mode of social control through violence. © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 a “A dish fit for the gods”: Mexica Sacrifice in De Bry...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2009) 39 (2): 225–255.
Published: 01 May 2009
... experienced God, each other, and the world. Examining metaphor and imagery that adopts features of the natural world, this essay thinks through the implications for twelfth-century people's spiritual lives of the idea that God, through the Incarnation, entered not nature, but creation. In particular, the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2019) 49 (1): 57–84.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Jason Crawford In his last exchange with Cordelia, a failing and ecstatic Lear promises that they together will “take upon ’s the mystery of things / As if we were God’s spies” (5.3.16 – 17). Take upon us : what are the implications of this language? Why not invite Cordelia (in the formulations...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2015) 45 (2): 245–286.
Published: 01 May 2015
... devotee of manu- scripts, and made a perseverance denied to others the motto of his work on the Carmina Burana.96 Not for him the Warburgian God who lurks in detail (“Der liebe Gott steckt im Detail detail was Otto Schumann’s deity. It set him apart from professorial mediocrities who lacked his...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2012) 42 (1): 181–200.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Stephen M. Fallon In a famous passage, the Son of God in Paradise Regained dismisses classical philosophers for their ignorance of “how man fell” and for their confidence in human sufficiency to attain virtue. “In themselves,” the Son says dismissively, they “seek virtue.” By putting this argument...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2012) 42 (1): 201–224.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Constance Furey This essay seeks to understand the assumptions about marriage bequeathed to us by early modern Protestants by exploring the Puritan interest in mandated affection. For Puritans, obligatory love was the foundation for the covenant between believers and God and the reason why the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2014) 44 (1): 135–161.
Published: 01 January 2014
... ideal to a mental faculty. In the Spiritual Exercises , attention is an experience that is not independent of the spiritual ideal of attending to God but rather a sign and trace of the latter. Boyle sought to relax the strict regime of earlier meditations by offering a new recipe: his reformed program...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2015) 45 (1): 53–77.
Published: 01 January 2015
... when a “bride of Christ” killed herself or threatened to do so. Such willful deaths not only contravened basic religious precepts but also reneged on the promise to sacrifice oneself continuously for God, city, and family. Motivations for self-harm ranged from deep despair with convent life to madness...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2015) 45 (2): 287–321.
Published: 01 May 2015
... depiction of God, and also to articulate the contours of the devotional self. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 rebus Christian devotion words and objects word pictures theology • “In Things”: The Rebus in...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2016) 46 (1): 141–165.
Published: 01 January 2016
... Spirit of God could fuse with these vital spirits in one's heart, the implications for “moments of grace” in Protestant piety are highly intriguing. The same can be said, mutatis mutandis, for moments when a “demonic” thought is suspected to have invaded the heart or brain. © 2016 by Duke University...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2016) 46 (2): 381–404.
Published: 01 May 2016
...-negation, teaching the householder monastic ascetic practices that emphasize rejection of the world and direct obedience to God. Together the manuals, which circulated widely during England's violent 1530s, work to interrupt the absorption of the Christian pastorate by secular state power. They do this by...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2018) 48 (2): 227–260.
Published: 01 May 2018
... affective piety does not position “heart knowledge” ( sapientia ) and “head knowledge” ( scientia ) as mutually exclusive. Instead, A Christian Mannes Bileeve fuses reason (“skil”) with affect (“kyndenesse”), generating a reasonable love borne from gratitude for God that arises from knowing the Apostles...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2018) 48 (2): 341–364.
Published: 01 May 2018
... agreement about the ways and means that God communicated with his people. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 early modern English theology divine revelation mystical experience language of ravishment Holy Spirit...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2018) 48 (3): 599–616.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., Descartes's Devil (looking suspiciously like his God). The aim of this essay is to give the under-imagined Cartesian demon his due and track the effects of this never-quite-expurgated figure on the coherence of a paradigmatic form of early modern selfhood. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2019) 49 (1): 169–191.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Grace Hamman In A Revelation of Love , Julian of Norwich employs the similitude of Christ as a mother and the Christian as his child to describe and explore the relationship between God and humanity. Theologians, literary critics, and historians alike have studied the theological and...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2019) 49 (2): 347–376.
Published: 01 May 2019
... arrowhead embedded in Henry’s cheek. It is likely that Henry’s face would have been marked by a scar. Henry V’s battlefield scar would have been read in light of Henry IV’s own scarred face, which was affected by a disease his contemporaries thought to be leprosy. Henry IV’s disfiguration was seen as God’s...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2019) 49 (3): 457–478.
Published: 01 September 2019
... principle necessary to the definition of nature. Whether understood as a broad, vague, and elusive notion, or, on the contrary, as a strong ordering principle, nature supports life and the world. Sometimes it is described as the simple element of matter, sometimes as an entity rivaling God himself. Nature...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2019) 49 (3): 541–561.
Published: 01 September 2019
..., Alexander’s father was Nectanabus, a mage and astrologer who seduced Queen Olympias with an astronomy lesson, deceived her by using animal pelts to disguise himself as a god, and then used his magic arts to retard the child’s birth when his astrological calculations indicated the child would be born a hybrid...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2011) 41 (2): 345–368.
Published: 01 May 2011
... as being “atomic.” Into the “atoms” of time the contemplative must fit his will in the work of contemplation, so that each atom of time contains an atom of will. The enfolding of will into time is meant to approximate divine eternity, and, thus, produce a feeling of God. The tool that the Cloud...