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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (2): 253–283.
Published: 01 May 2008
... in the Morality Play Wisdom Julie Paulson San Francisco State University San Francisco, California The Augustinian monk Walter Hilton, in his late-fourteenth-century guide to the contemplative life, The Scale...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (3): 571–595.
Published: 01 September 2009
... and Thomas Nashe. Special attention is given to the sermons preached at Paul's Cross to show how the complex social space surrounding the pulpit was crucial in enabling preachers to express the critique against excesses in apparel. a Moralizing Apparel...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 13–33.
Published: 01 January 2012
... for a modern engagement with that ethics. a Jesus in the Moral Theology of Thomas Aquinas Joseph Wawrykow University of Notre Dame...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (2): 199–231.
Published: 01 May 2020
... unexplored Latin tradition (Cicero and Ambrose) and its treatment in later moral-philosophical and pastoral debates (Gregory the Great, Richard of St. Victor, Thomas Aquinas, Albert the Great, and William Peraldus). Late antique and medieval Christian authors regard a positive responsiveness to shame...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2019) 49 (3): 563–588.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Maaike van der Lugt; Sarah Kay; Nicolette Zeeman Medieval discussions about breastfeeding were saturated with moral and social meanings and arguments about how a good mother should behave and what makes for a happy, healthy baby. At the center was the question of who should breastfeed, the mother...
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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 (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 (2010) 40 (2): 347–371.
Published: 01 May 2010
... artistic tradition as continuous, inclusive, and constituted by a collaborative ethic of poetic, historical, and moral obligation. As such, the Garland may assist medievalists and especially early modernists in developing new approaches to historical periodization by providing a literary model of cultural...
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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 (2012) 42 (1): 83–105.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Jessica Rosenfeld Medieval penitential writings often proclaim envy to be the “worst” sin because it is committed without pleasure. Envy thus poses a problem for traditional moral frameworks that suggest sin can be avoided by turning one’s desire away from earthly pleasures — envious desire...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 107–130.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Sarah Beckwith This article explores the virtue tradition in the English theatrical tradition of morality theater and its fortunes on the professional stage. It explores questions of recognition in allegorical drama by examining “mankind” and “mercy” in the morality play Mankind , the appropriation...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (1): 113–133.
Published: 01 January 2014
... as providing a fledgling science with social legitimation. Another connection between seventeenth-century science and religion is less well known, and that is the way in which the experimental practices of the new science were then thought to promote a particular kind of moral and religious formation...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (3): 407–413.
Published: 01 September 2022
...David Aers; Sarah Beckwith The tradition of the virtues was the model for moral practice from Aristotle to Luther. This tradition framed 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...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (3): 455–483.
Published: 01 September 2016
... moral disagreements? Gregory's account of how we have become what we are centers its genealogical answer on the European Reformation of the sixteenth century and on the influences and “unintended” consequences of this Reformation. And Gregory's concentration on the world historical significance...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (2): 313–334.
Published: 01 May 2022
... and the moral limits of poetry. This article situates Vegio’s short poems within this literary-historical context, showing how the reception of Virgil intersected with a fierce polemic over the status and legitimacy of light verse. It sheds new light not only on Vegio’s poetics of Virgilian allusion, but also...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (3): 503–531.
Published: 01 September 2022
... heavily on the conventions of comedy. They are therefore fraught with difficult questions. When is retribution hilarious, and when is it lamentable? On what imaginative and moral conditions do tragedy and comedy depend? These questions likewise haunted dramatists such as Shakespeare, who drew heavily...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (3): 533–565.
Published: 01 September 2022
... how the elusive Edgar serves as an embodied exploration of problems of poverty and almsgiving, of the moral status of playacting, and, most profoundly, of the complex nature of Christian charity and compassion. In the space Edgar opens between coerced care and complicit compassion, between...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (3): 597–617.
Published: 01 September 2009
... and the eighteenth centuries, in order to show how these laws operated to reconcile the interests of the privileged few with the common good. Legislators and preachers aimed to redistribute resources by taking advantage of the wealthy's passion for ostentation. The moral rationale for regulating consumption stressed...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (1): 119–147.
Published: 01 January 2010
... biblical play is also arguably his most medieval play, as its allegorical structure and homiletic themes mimic those of the medieval morality play. While Shakespeare's play participates in the religious celebration of the new monarchy, it does so with rich irony, revealing stark contradictions in English...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (3): 577–599.
Published: 01 September 2011
...John Jeffries Martin Studies of religious dissimulation have generally assumed a moral topography of concealment: one holds one’s true religious beliefs privately, internally, while conforming outwardly to the expectations of the dominant society. This essay challenges this assumption through...