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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (2): 199–231.
Published: 01 May 2020
... as a constructive habit signaling the ability to live a socially harmonious life. The discussion demonstrates the inherent moral value of shame (and other self-reflexive emotions) and the constitutive role of shame for moral agency. Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 50:2, May 2020 DOI 10.1215/10829636...
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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 (2013) 43 (2): 303–334.
Published: 01 May 2013
... that puts women’s moral agency under visible erasure.38 That literature, the vernacular hybrid genre situated somewhere between spiritual guide, courtesy manual, and exemplary catalogue, which modern scholars now roughly refer to as the “conduct book,” arose during the same period that bore...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 107–130.
Published: 01 January 2012
... pursued through her spirited desires actions as noble and admirable. . . . It is no longer the case that she takes pleasure only in acting virtuously. For the virtuous agent, the pleasurable, the noble, and the good coincide.1 In this picture of moral agency, “choosing...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (3): 603–628.
Published: 01 September 2016
...,” is as inexorable in its slide toward pervasive economic injus- tice and moral confusion as Gregory’s account makes it out to be, are there still grounds from which to launch a moral critique of the way things have turned out? What causal powers if any remain for human agency in a nar- rative of modernity...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (3): 527–557.
Published: 01 September 2010
... aim to construct here a “Lutheran Langland.”6 Rather, by showing areas of overlap between these two writers in their treatment of the theological grammar of service, I hope to make better sense of their real differences on what follows from that grammar at the level of human moral agency. Here...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 13–33.
Published: 01 January 2012
... as they move toward God as their end. To the extent that others differ from Jesus in terms of moral agency, this will be due to the limits of their grace and attendant virtues. His grace and his virtues are perfect; and so his actions, by that grace, can be and are, by God’s grace, utterly perfect...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (2): 369–391.
Published: 01 May 2011
... — in light of the reductive and simplifying tendencies of the sixteenth century. Many readers of Skelton tend to regard his allegorical poems as experiments in secularization. His most widely read exercise in allegory, the morality play Magnyfycence (ca. 1516), is indeed an anatomy...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (1): 143–177.
Published: 01 January 2003
..., the Most Illustrious King, And his excellently beloved, the most gratious Queene Mary,” Wither makes clear his understanding of the nature of the emblem as a vehicle that communicates a moral visually: “these / Are whose intention is to please / And profit vulgar Iudgement (by the view, / Of what...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (2): 373–400.
Published: 01 May 2010
... used oaths to say something about Shakespeare’s speech, I will see whether the question of such speech can throw any new light on the issues of character and agency, ethics and emotion, authorial subjectivity and poetic identity. A quick search on a convenient Internet site...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (2): 215–240.
Published: 01 May 2021
... elevate lay Christian living by highlighting the moral failures of the religious, in Book to a Mother and in Jon and Richard , both authors populate their criticism of mainstream religion with claustral images, elements of debate, and biblical references to interrogate the unquestioned connection...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (1): 7–52.
Published: 01 January 2017
... said, microhistorians “search for answers to large questions in small places.”8 And finally, the third main feature of microhistory, and here the orig- inal Italian microstoria is meant, is its stress on agency. For micro­historians, people who lived in the past are not merely puppets...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (1): 53–73.
Published: 01 January 2017
... and historical fact. The article then ponders the utility of microhistory for newer lines of inquiry since the linguistic turn flowed and began to ebb, considering agency, materiality, the body, the new spatial turn, experience, and time, and finally proposing the value of microhistory for the macroquestions...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (1): 37–63.
Published: 01 January 2010
... of its native subject matter, scholars have long turned to “native” dramatic genres to explain the history play, in contrast to the acknowledged classical roots of tragedy and comedy.1 Each of the three main medieval dramatic traditions — mystery, morality, and saint plays — has been adduced...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (3): 749–751.
Published: 01 September 2012
... “So short a space of time”: Early Modern Convent Chronology and Carmelite Spirituality  539 – 566 Herdt, Jennifer A. Virtue, Identity, and Agency  1 – 12 Hogan, Sarah Utopia, Ireland, and the Tudor Shock Doctrine: Spenser’s Vision of Capitalist Imperialism  461 – 486 Irwin, Terence...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (1): 173–174.
Published: 01 January 2021
... and unpredictable historical transformations. Contributors should be familiar with an earlier JMEMS special issue edited by Jennifer Herdt on the virtues (vol. 42, no. 1, 2012). We hope to build on work by John Bossy, Eamon Duffy, James Simpson, Thomas Pfau (Minding the Modern: Human Agency, Intellectual Traditions...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 59–81.
Published: 01 January 2012
... Hobbes and back again to Langland, the essay finds Langland imagining a troubling history in which the meaning of moral concepts is transformed and the powers of moral discernment baffled. Langland’s pictures of response to this scenario are enigmatic and elusive but potentially figure forth...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (3): 685–687.
Published: 01 September 2020
... and unpredictable historical transformations. Contributors should be familiar with an earlier JMEMS special issue edited by Jennifer Herdt on the virtues (vol. 42, no. 1, 2012). We hope to build on work by John Bossy, Eamon Duffy, James Simpson, Thomas Pfau (Minding the Modern: Human Agency, Intellectual Traditions...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (3): 455–483.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., the rift between the “market” and “inherited Christian morality” (272). Gregory has no truck with the systematic histories of capi- talism (Marxist or otherwise) that grant primary agency to market forces and shifts in modes of production. Capitalism, rather, is the historical result of a crisis...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (2): 383–386.
Published: 01 May 2021
... by John Bossy, Eamon Duffy, James Simpson, Thomas Pfau ( Minding the Modern: 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...