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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2018) 48 (3): 461–489.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Andrew Escobedo Both premodern Christians and modern scholars have described the difference between Catholic and Protestant penance in terms of cause and sign : roughly, Catholics thought that repentance was both a cause and sign of grace, whereas Protestants thought it was only a sign. Yet when we...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2018) 48 (1): 79–104.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Jennifer F. Kosmin Although Vesalius, like his contemporaries, had only extremely limited opportunities to examine or dissect the human gravid uterus, it is the image of the anatomist laying bare the (un)pregnant female body and revealing its secrets that graces the title page of the 1543 edition...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2012) 42 (1): 201–224.
Published: 01 January 2012
... distinctive form of relational virtue. The soteriological uncertainty that motivated the Puritans’ restless economic activity (as Weber so influentially discerned) and relentless introspection (evident in works like John Bunyan’s Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners ) thus also inspired a richly relational...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2013) 43 (2): 219–245.
Published: 01 May 2013
... not only find connections between grace and physics, but that knowledge of the physics of qualities brings considerable nuance to why men and women used holy words, objects, and actions as ingredients in cures. Standing alongside the extensive scholarship on magic and the supernatural, this article...
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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 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 January 2012) 42 (1): 13–33.
Published: 01 January 2012
..., nonjustifying graces and at the differ- ent religious states. Virtues are good habits, steady dispositions that incline their possessor to acts of a kind. These good habits are conducive to human flourishing, to reaching the end set for human beings, in which their deep- est aspirations as human will be...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2012) 42 (1): 1–12.
Published: 01 January 2012
... settled matter by the time period with which we are concerned, in fact this was a topic that arose again and again, stimulated by the recovery of Aristotle’s thought in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, by Renaissance humanism and by Protestant-­Catholic debates over nature and grace...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2012) 42 (1): 181–200.
Published: 01 January 2012
... how the world began, and how man fell Degraded by himself, on grace depending? Much of the soul they talk, but all awry, And in themselves seek virtue, and to themselves All glory arrogate, to God give none.1 Milton, who had earlier observed that “it is the custom of...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2018) 48 (2): 301–340.
Published: 01 May 2018
... Middle English adaptation is a carefully articulated theology of grace that emphasizes the power of the divine will to grant or withhold grace and sweetness in devotion. In the theology of The Prickynge of Love, salvation is regarded predominantly as being humanly unattainable. Spiritual progress...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2010) 40 (3): 527–557.
Published: 01 September 2010
... syntactical coupling in which the back end is made up of verbs of deserving. The theological grammar of serve and deserve is another way of talking about action and reward, work and wage, grace and free will, and most importantly for both writers — ­sin and salvation. Using Piers Plowman as...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2005) 35 (1): 3–12.
Published: 01 January 2005
... a more central story than is usual in his pic- ture of literary transformation: the Henrician cultural revolution is driven by an understanding of a new dispensation of grace. Thomas Betteridge consequently addresses the claims of reformism and the Tudor cultural revo- lution (Simpson’s terms...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2012) 42 (1): 59–81.
Published: 01 January 2012
... End of the Cardinal Virtues David Aers Duke University Durham, North Carolina And Grace gaf Peres graynes, cardinales vertues, And sewe hit [sowed them] in mannes soule . . . — Piers Plowman The epigraph...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2014) 44 (1): 135–161.
Published: 01 January 2014
... Berkeley, California The argument of this essay is that the modern, secular concept of “atten- tion” with which we are familiar today emerged in the early modern period as a result of post-­Reformation debates about human agency and divine grace. Most genealogical arguments require qualifications...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2004) 34 (2): 405–438.
Published: 01 May 2004
... individual believer and God that char- acterizes a later autobiographical text like Bunyan’s Grace Abounding. Doc- uments such as Anna Trapnel’s Report and Plea (1654), Katharine Evans and Sarah Cheevers’ A Short Relation of Cruel Suffering (1662), and Sarah Davy’s Heaven Realized (1670) demonstrate the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2010) 40 (1): 119–147.
Published: 01 January 2010
... conversion or comming to God.”60 Romans 9:15 – 18 supported the idea of the arbitrary nature of God’s gift of grace — appar- ent in the words “I will have mercy on him to whom I will.” For Calvin- ists, God’s decision was immutable: some are saved and others not. Yet the Reformation’s popularizers...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2010) 40 (2): 273–297.
Published: 01 May 2010
...], womman, wrouht hastow ofte [you’ve often acted] And monye a gulte y haue the forgyue and my grace graunted Both to the and to thyne in hope thow shost amende; And ay the lengur y late the go [the longer I let you go] the lasse treuthe is with the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2007) 37 (2): 221–269.
Published: 01 May 2007
... for pardon. But we can also use them to speak of a king and his fall from God’s grace. The revolutionary nature of the experience of conversion is apparent in vernacular responses to the Penitential Psalms and commentaries upon them that I discuss below. Their uses are many. Langland does not...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2016) 46 (2): 339–379.
Published: 01 May 2016
... art, notably Cranach the Elder’s Law and Grace series, among others.20 This affirmation of diverse visual representa- tion grounds itself not in mimesis as usually understood, but in the power of representation to model the coming together of disparate things within the ultimate context of...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2008) 38 (2): 253–283.
Published: 01 May 2008
... biforn. And yit neverthelees schal he trowe that he is thorugh grace reformed to the likenesse of God, though he neithir feele it ne see it.1 For Hilton, penitential restoration of the soul from a state of sin to a state of grace, critical to salvation, remains imperceptible even...