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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 1–12.
Published: 01 January 2012
.... Even if the pagan discourse of virtue had been adopted by Christianity in its earliest centuries, both medieval and early modern European thinkers continued to wrestle with the interface between divine formation and social formation and their implications for the character of human moral agency. ©...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (3): 415–443.
Published: 01 September 2022
..., and by the relentless, ineluctable focus on the self of the evangelical Christian who must follow that absolute commitment to divine grace alone. jsimpson@fas.harvard.edu © 2022 by Duke University Press 2022 evangelical theology Calvinism predestination human virtue early modern elegy Any...
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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): 567–591.
Published: 01 September 2022
.... This essay supplements Renaissance humanism with Rabbinic and post-Rabbinic readings of Genesis in order to construe the virtue of magnanimity as a hospitable stance toward different wisdom traditions. jrlupton@uci.edu © 2022 by Duke University Press 2022 Shakespeare Erasmus magnanimity...
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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): 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 (2019) 49 (1): 169–191.
Published: 01 January 2019
... childe” strives to understand sin, guilt, and culpability within the constraints of humanity’s limited self- knowledge. Julian both works within and transcends established scriptural and penitential traditions of representing childhood, childlikeness, and the related quality of meekness, a key virtue...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (2): 375–406.
Published: 01 May 2009
... cockfighting texts (one that promotes the virtues of cockfighting as a sport and another that figures cockfighting as an extension of animal husbandry), the essay maps the range of cultural and behavioral practices that early modern cockfighting discourse makes possible. Located in allegories of the cockfight...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (3): 483–501.
Published: 01 September 2022
... damnation. For More, the hyperrealitiy, the greater significance, of the virtual sacrament, comes at once from divine grace, embodied human virtue, and performed labor. More reinforces the importance of the vir of the real presence manifesting itself in ongoing virtuous works of imitatio Christi...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (3): 407–413.
Published: 01 September 2022
..., and of human agency all at once. The tradition of the virtues encompassed 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 play well through disciplined habits of exercise. At the heart...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (3): 445–482.
Published: 01 September 2022
... University Press 2022 Calvinism theology of redemption human virtue Christian love early modern English politics But your flag decal won't get you into heaven anymore. They're already overcrowded from your dirty little war, And Jesus don't like killing no matter what the reason...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (2): 405–432.
Published: 01 May 2016
... of the Duke, his actions nevertheless expose a starkly different vision of the world — one in which the role and capacity of intercessory speech has been tremendously diminished. If intercession envisions a world of transferrable, shareable human virtue, Angelo instead sees a world that is totally...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 157–179.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Markku Peltonen This article examines the role and place of virtues in early modern English grammar schools (ca. 1558 – 1640). It argues that schoolboys were exposed to the questions of moral philosophy and virtues throughout their time in the grammar school. From their elementary classes in Latin...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (2): 395–418.
Published: 01 May 2015
... to concupiscence derived by human ingenuity” is a specific understanding of “natural” that Aquinas shares with Aristotle: what is natural for humans is to act according to reason and virtue. This does not mean that humans will act virtuously without training. Comus’s untrained “fancy” is not a suf- ficient...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (3): 583–602.
Published: 01 September 2016
... in the sixteenth century “differed from inherited Christian virtue ethics in cru- cial ways.” For “salvation had nothing to do with the virtues because it had nothing to do with human freedom or the human will. Virtuous Christian behavior did not contribute to one’s eternal salvation but was a sanctifying...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (2): 383–386.
Published: 01 May 2021
...: Human Agency, Intellectual Traditions, and Responsible Knowledge ), Alasdair MacIntyre (especially After Virtue and Three Rival Versions of Moral Enquiry ), and Jennifer Herdt ( Putting on Virtue: The Legacy of the Splendid Vices ). Volume 52 / Number 3 / September 2022 Edited by David Aers...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 201–224.
Published: 01 January 2012
..., Bradstreet blurs the distinction between human and divine. As we will see, she imagines both in terms of a relational virtue that involves duty as well as affective responses and a vision of unity that does not negate difference. The psalm, “Upon My Dear and Loving Husband,” for example, is addressed...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 35–57.
Published: 01 January 2012
... work of mysticism, The Dialogue, written in the form of a dialogue between the Eternal Father and the human soul (Catherine’s own). There Catherine repeatedly describes the chain of virtue as a God-­given means for the bind- ing of Satan (whose destructive works are thereby restrained...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (2): 199–231.
Published: 01 May 2020
..., in a broad sense virtue denotes whatever is good and praiseworthy in human acts or passions; and in this way shame is sometimes called a virtue, since it is a praiseworthy passion. 99 The inherent moral value of shame is evident, since shame is an incentive to deliberate thoughtfully, and this is important...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (2): 421–423.
Published: 01 May 2010
..., or some false imitation thereof, and whether character and identity so formed are understood as received or as achieved. Theological contributions could examine special features surrounding the imitation of Christ or the saints, or examine how human efforts to acquire virtue were understood...