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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (2): 327–358.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Elizabeth Allen John Ford's play Perkin Warbeck uses sanctuary, which bookends the life of the titular pretender to the English throne, as a figure for the tension between justice and mercy. The play associates legal sanctuary with the medieval past, as crystallized in Thomas More's account...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (2): 283–312.
Published: 01 May 2001
... of Scots: guile, treason, mercy, clemency, pity, zeal, grief, justice. In Spenser’s poem, these abstractions appear both as allegorical personifications and as the focal points of perplexing verses. The high level of controversy and con- fusion in their meanings only...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (1): 119–147.
Published: 01 January 2010
... which was revoked in Matthew 5:38 – 42. The play connects these passages themati- cally to two Pauline texts, Romans 9 and Romans 11, central to Calvinist explanations of the arbitrary nature of divine mercy. Together, these allu- sions converge on the issue of how to balance justice and mercy...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (2): 405–432.
Published: 01 May 2016
... scrutinizing the capabilities and costs of an intercessory ethic. William Shakespeare Measure for Measure logic of substitution intercessory speech and action justice and mercy • Bent Speech and Borrowed Selves...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (2): 257–281.
Published: 01 May 2009
... to find a place for both God’s justice and his mercy, held the view that God’s mercy was supreme in this life and at the particular judgment at the moment of death, but that at the Last Judgment all would be ordered in accordance with justice alone. This was the view of Augustine, as he expresses...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (2): 273–297.
Published: 01 May 2010
... wrong in this worlde þat y wyte myhte [might witness] Be vnpunisched in my power for perel of my soule Ne gete my grace thorw eny gyfte ne glosynge speche Ne thorw mede mercy, by marie of heuene! (IV.135  –  139) Clearly a call for justice and punishment of Wrong...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (2): 403–429.
Published: 01 May 2020
... in part two of The Pilgrim’s Progress , particularly in the figure of Mercie, Bunyan offers up a new valuation of the exemplarist potentials of labor. Part two expands rather than contracts Bunyan’s exploration of the active life of dissent, reimagining questions of embodiment, habituation, imitation...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (1): 7–52.
Published: 01 January 2015
... spiritual comfort to the condemned through the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries that mediated new uses of the prisoner’s body in civic religious ritual, in literature, and in the justice system itself over the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Almost all changes of the later period were incremental...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (2): 221–269.
Published: 01 May 2007
... linking them to David’s penance, through which oth- ers, too, can consider God’s justice and approach God’s mercy through peni- tential observance. Alcuin asserts that these psalms can be used as petitions to God.16 Peter Lombard’s treatment of Psalm 6 follows Augustine and Cas- siodorus and links...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 89–115.
Published: 01 January 2016
..., no. 24 (1993): 67 – 80, at 71. On defamation and the de-­naturing of woman, see Solterer, The Master and Minerva, 176 – 200. 14 See Julie Singer, “La nomenclature de la justice dans la querelle de la Belle Dame sans Mercy,” in Discours juridique et amours littéraires, ed. Gabrièle...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (3): 445–482.
Published: 01 September 2022
... are invited to imagine “devoutly” the angels asking God to forgive and restore humanity whom God has created for life in the heavenly city (15–16). This request leads to a dispute between Mercy and Truth, Justice and Peace, a “devoute ymaginacion” (16). In this dispute love recapitulates arguments made...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (1): 99–120.
Published: 01 January 2013
...- posedly put forth by Pythagoras; however, while dismissed as archaic, his invocation still performs a useful rhetorical task. By questioning Shylock’s humanity, he implicitly questions Venice’s humanism: the immediate justice of the court might have to recognize Shylock’s bloody bond, but surely...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (3): 585–606.
Published: 01 September 2001
... of the forgiveness of sins, and then confirmed that promise with his death, once and for all, so that we might be absolutely cer- tain of it. The only proper human response to the promise is to have faith in it. Our faith is not a work but a sheer response of gratitude for the gift of mercy received.10...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (2): 349–378.
Published: 01 May 2001
... and forcefulness. While psalm translation sometimes produced pleas for mercy that go on at greater length, Herbert’s emphasis is different.58 The penitential psalms, for example, confess sin, accept the justice of punish- ment, and pray for an undeserved release. Herbert’s...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 107–130.
Published: 01 January 2012
... in imagining that there are words whose meanings are established outside of any context of utterance, and that the point of a morality play is to demonstrate what those meanings are. We are often told, for example, that the morality tradition understands words such as mercy, justice, peace, or fraud...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (1): 43–64.
Published: 01 January 2009
... transforms himself into several animals and topographical features before being apprehended by Talus, Artegall’s “iron man,” who represents retribu- tive justice without equity or mercy (canto 9). The heroes then participate in Mercilla’s judgment against Duessa, who stands for Mary, Queen of Scots...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (1): 57–78.
Published: 01 January 2001
... uses the example of Pharaoh’s hardened heart to explain that God chooses Verkerk / Black Servant, Black Demon 63 JMEMS31.1-03 Verkerk 2/26/01 6:58 PM Page 64 whom he will punish and to whom he will show mercy.25 Following St...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (1): 89–117.
Published: 01 January 2010
...- ence both to God’s unlimited mercy and to Christ’s endless, compassionate suffering: After the Fall of Adam and Eve, she explains, “Bot þeron com a bote astyt; / Ryche blod ran on rode so roghe, / And wynne water; þen, at þat plyt, / Þe grace of God wex gret innoghe.”1 In a defiantly...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (3): 415–443.
Published: 01 September 2022
... sheweth, we saye that God by eternall and unchangeable counsel hath ones [once] appointed whom in tyme to come he would take to salvation, and on the other syde whom he would condemne to destruction. Thys counsel as touching the elect, we say to be grounded upon his free mercie without any respect...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 1–12.
Published: 01 January 2012
..., is connected with worries over one’s soteriological status, that is, whether one is upright or in need of mercy, saved or damned, among the elect or among the reprobate, and with how virtues of character correspond or do not correspond to these soteriological categories. It is also evident more...