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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (3): 599–616.
Published: 01 September 2018
...James Wetzel In his Meditations , Descartes recounts the conversion of his naïve and errant self, subject to misleading appearances, into a seer of sublime discrimination. The way to such intellectualized redemption is itself errant, a detour into the dark machinations of a dematerializing demiurge...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 33–59.
Published: 01 January 2016
... into a program for the reform of memory, imagination, and will. As it articulates this process of reform through a series of meditative surgeries, the text adapts sophisticated Latinate clerical discourses for lay use and consciously uses physiological processes to make its program of spiritual self-reform...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (1): 135–161.
Published: 01 January 2014
...David Marno This essay traces shifts in meditative practice from Saint Ignatius of Loyola's Spiritual Exercises to the experimental philosopher Robert Boyle's Occasional Reflections , showing how Boyle's text participates in the evolution of the concept of “attention” as it changes from a spiritual...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (1): 31–42.
Published: 01 January 2009
... crisis, nor on affirmations of religious orthodoxy. Instead, it concentrates on a shared spiritual formation involving Jesuit meditational techniques. Jesuit meditational practice relied on sensorial imagery, and this type of acute sensorial experience is found in both Donne's and Quevedo's reworkings...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2019) 49 (1): 7–31.
Published: 01 January 2019
... and somewhat unrewarding concatenation of “tragedies” proves a kind of mise-en-abyme meditation on the idea of tragedy itself. For the Monk, “tragedy” is a category for thinking critically in, not a category to fetishize. Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 Geoffrey Chaucer “The Monk’s Tale...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (1): 93–117.
Published: 01 January 2022
...Patricia Clare Ingham Engaged with insights from trauma theory, this essay offers a reading of Geoffrey Chaucer's Knight's Tale as a profound meditation on catastrophe and survival. This account refocuses the Knight's Tale 's famous oscillation between consolation and devastation, philosophy...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (2): 303–334.
Published: 01 May 2013
... in an unstable universe, Lydgate locates the source of women’s mutability in the cultural contingency that accompanies masculine violence, especially war. Henryson’s bracing meditation on Cresseid’s physical demise exposes the heroic exploitation of women’s virtue, but it also constructs a tangible form...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (2): 261–285.
Published: 01 May 2023
... of the divine. rf429@cam.ac.uk Copyright © 2023 by Duke University Press 2023 The Cloud of Unknowing meditation rhetoric contemplative pedagogy apophatic spirituality In a much-quoted passage from Émile, ou De l'education , Jean-Jacques Rousseau proposes a traditional three-part model...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 167–188.
Published: 01 January 2016
... this Protestant devotional manual with both its form and occa- sion: to exemplify how physical illness reveals God’s grace, Donne presents twenty-­three chapters, or “devotions,” each of which contains a meditation, expostulation, and prayer that correspond to a single day of his sickness.3 Recent...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (3): 561–584.
Published: 01 September 2001
... as a devotional state achieved in the temple that is the heart of the devout. Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 31:3, Fall 2001. Copyright © by Duke University Press / 2001 / $2.00. In The Poetry of Meditation, Louis Martz helped revive the study...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 January 2007
... Duke University Durham, North Carolina By the time it appeared in 2000, The Corrupting Sea: A Study of Mediter- ranean History by Peregrine Horden and Nicholas Purcell had been eagerly awaited. (The compilers of Blackwell’s catalog had jumped the gun by what turned...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 201–224.
Published: 01 January 2012
... and preoccupation. Where Taylor wrote his meditative poetry in dialogue primarily with the Song of Songs, Bradstreet more often inhabited the world of the psalmist. The gender of Taylor’s speaker is pri- marily masculine in the sense that it remains comfortable with self-­assertion throughout, whereas...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (2): 381–404.
Published: 01 May 2016
... and a confession to God of the householder’s sinful thoughts or acts. As will be seen below, the householder’s practice of death meditation and self-­examination is given more full and notable treatment in the com- panion text to A Work for Householders, the Daily Exercise of Death. Following...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (1): 33–52.
Published: 01 January 2020
... perception. 46 Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 50.1 / 2020 In 1574, immediately after the first three editions of Ane Detectiovn were circulated, John Leslie s Libri Duo: Quorum vno, Piae Afflicti Animi Consolationes, diuinaque remedia was published containing a devotional meditation...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 January 2014
...-­devotional aspects of intellectual life (whether these aspects are understood in residual, emergent, or other terms altogether) is not simply a matter of exploring activities like praying, meditating, and even dreaming as varieties of intellectual labor alongside textual production and scientific...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (2): 379–404.
Published: 01 May 2023
... meditation discipline of attention Imagining Christ's Crucifixion was, for early modern Protestants, a contentious activity. John Foxe's preface to his 1570 Good Friday sermon elucidates the differences between Reformed and Roman Catholic readings of the Passion. His advice appears simple enough...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (1): 9–55.
Published: 01 January 2007
... eschew an emphasis on political history, they cannot completely avoid the concept of possession (a designation of the peoples, lands, or states to whom the sea “belongs an element of analysis which is central to my conceptualization of the Mediter- ranean. Indeed, the use of the terms...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (3): 545–560.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Deus Rex Judaeorum. Her poem, the first piece of printed English devotional poetry by a nonaristocratic Protestant woman, meditates anxiously on its status, particularly about its ability to anchor itself in scripture. Writing in the brief period between the announcement of King James’s plan...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (2): 301–340.
Published: 01 May 2018
... and particularly in Middle English devotional texts is particularly evidenced by the Trinity manuscript, which, in addition to the pseudo- Bonaventuran Prickynge of Love and Meditations on the Supper of Our Lord and the Hours of the Passion, contains The Chastising of God’s Chil- dren, Richard Caistre’s...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (2): 227–260.
Published: 01 May 2018
.... Heart and head, affect and intellect In its reliance on the heart and love as a conduit to knowledge of the faith, A Christian Mannes Bileeve presents itself as a meditation on the Creed that draws on scripture and commentaries by Augustine and Aquinas to show ultimately that intellectual...