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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (3): 445–482.
Published: 01 September 2022
...David Aers This essay argues that Calvinist versions of God and human redemption cannot be adequately grasped without studying the medieval traditions from which they emerged. Beginning with a close reading of Calvin's extremely violent understanding of the atonement, the essay moves through...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (1): 93–115.
Published: 01 January 2011
... to 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 (2021) 51 (2): 177–191.
Published: 01 May 2021
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (2): 245–286.
Published: 01 May 2015
... 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 capacity for micro- scopic analysis. A glance at his apparatus criticus to CB no. 101, matched only by his...
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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 (2022) 52 (3): 503–531.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Jason Crawford Early modern English literary culture was thick with tales of divine judgment. Texts ranging from true-crime pamphlets to Thomas Beard's vast collection The Theatre of God's Judgements (1597) promised to disclose God's work in history, and they found signs of that work in stories...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (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...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (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 (2021) 51 (2): 193–214.
Published: 01 May 2021
... shows how apparently diabolical signs can indicate God's divine presence. 63 For the Latin and facing-page translation, see Norman Tanner, ed., “Fourth Lateran Council—1215,” in Nicaea I to Lateran IV , vol. 1 of Decrees of the Ecumenical Councils (Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (3): 415–443.
Published: 01 September 2022
...James Simpson The tradition that became liberalism, which claims to have promoted meritocracy and individual agency, was, in both evangelical origin and in a one-hundred-fifty-year tradition thereafter, unremittingly hostile to the claims of human merit and agency upon God. This hostility...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (3): 407–413.
Published: 01 September 2022
...David Aers; Sarah Beckwith The tradition of the virtues was the model for moral practice from Aristotle to Luther. This tradition framed practices of living well in relation to visions of the good, and in its later Christian version, of God. One became good through practice, just as a harpist might...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (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 (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...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (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 (2015) 45 (1): 53–77.
Published: 01 January 2015
... 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 and demonic...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (2): 287–321.
Published: 01 May 2015
... the 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...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 141–165.
Published: 01 January 2016
... 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 Press...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (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...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (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 -author...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (2): 227–260.
Published: 01 May 2018
... of 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...