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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2019) 49 (1): 169–191.
Published: 01 January 2019
... epistemological ramifications of Christ’s motherhood. This essay contributes to that discussion, as well as to a broader theological conversation on medieval conceptions of sin and penance, by attending to the critically neglected figure in this relationship: the child. Julian’s depiction of the person as a “meek...
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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 is not...
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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): 85–111.
Published: 01 January 2019
... compromised, as well, by patterns of misinterpretation, reflecting the influence of Renaissance Protestants such as Melanchthon, who sought to reconcile classical tragedy with Christianity. As Aristotle uses the terms, hamartia does not mean sin; anagnorisis does not mean repentance. Using these terms as...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2019) 49 (2): 403–426.
Published: 01 May 2019
... was ideologically shaped to obstruct its agency and its potential disruption to inheritance practices. Seventeenth-century commentaries on envious younger sons move away from a medieval model of sin that preached resistance to external demonic forces of temptation and instead show a tendency to...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (2): 273–297.
Published: 01 May 2010
... effects of sin. Duke University Press 2010 a The Formation of Forgiveness in Piers Plowman Rachael Deagman Duke University...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 89–115.
Published: 01 January 2016
...  101 within a single text. The uncertainty and ambiguity of Caulier’s Hôpital and the therapies offered therein stand in contrast to Gerson’s notion that illness offers purgation of sin and leads to salvation. Still, Caulier’s hospital, like Gerson’s, admits the presence of an entity absent from...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (2): 253–283.
Published: 01 May 2008
... biforn. And yit neverthelees schal he trowe that he is thorugh grace reformed to the likenesse of God, though he neithir feele it ne see it.1 For Hilton, penitential restoration of the soul from a state of sin to a state of grace, critical to salvation, remains imperceptible even...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (2): 407–427.
Published: 01 May 2014
... and metaphysical. Pierre de Bérulle, a contemporary of Donne’s, differ- entiates three forms of nihil in his writings on abnegation, in his Opuscules de piété (1644): the nothingness out of which we were created; the nothing- ness in which we are placed because of sin; and (with reference to...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 33–59.
Published: 01 January 2016
...- tration more vividly than Henry of Lancaster’s understudied penitential nar- rative, Le Livre de Seyntz Medicines (The Book of Holy Medicines, 1354). Orga- nized around the image of a body festering and oozing with the wounds of sin, Lancaster’s text details the causes of these wounds, the most...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (3): 571–595.
Published: 01 September 2009
... his audience of sinners that wearing bombastic foreign fashion was a particularly grievous sin, one that made obvious one’s unsuitability for heavenly salvation: For of what Nation and Country doth not your city borrow pride? and for your fashions as they are many, so they are...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 107–130.
Published: 01 January 2012
... historicism old and new. I begin with the scatological and sublime morality play Mankind. This play explores words as making and breaking community, and it is par- ticularly interested in “sins of the tongue” and in the penitential speech acts that make mercy available to sinners. Naming...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (2): 221–269.
Published: 01 May 2007
... Penitential Psalms that David supposedly composed to express his contrition for his double sins of adultery and murder. In the above quotation from Piers Plowman, Will designates these seven Penitential Psalms as “tools” that he uses in the labor of intercessory prayer, “saying” them for both the living...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (2): 311–334.
Published: 01 May 2003
... Day an indulgence a pena et a culpa, a comprehensive par- don from both the punishment and guilt of sin. Simon objected on many grounds. For a start, there was no written evidence that the papacy had ever granted the indulgence in question. Furthermore, Simon was confident that the Holy See simply...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 13–33.
Published: 01 January 2012
... that is sensitive to the problem of sin. By sin, people are taken out of correct relation to God. Sin also disrupts the harmony of the self, such that the different parts of the self seek their own goods, not that of the person, and are in conflict with each other. Sin renders the moral self...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (2): 249–268.
Published: 01 May 2012
... crying without ceasing forgive us our debts: Quia non iustificabitur in conspectu tuo omnis vivens. For no man alive shall be able to stand before the face of God in his own justice or righteousness, and if these light sins should never be imputed, then it were need...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (2): 333–363.
Published: 01 May 2012
... purifying people of their sins, he writes, “[I]n a strange way, I con- template the saints more pleasantly when I envisage them as the teeth of the Church cutting off men from their errors and transferring them to her body after their hardness has been softened as if by being bitten and chewed.”24...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (1): 57–78.
Published: 01 January 2001
... invent a new convention: using the color black, in the new Christian ideology, as a sign of a sinful nature. The overlapping images of black servant and black demon in the Ashburnham Pentateuch allows us to investigate a transitional moment in the emergence of the pejorative...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (2): 229–252.
Published: 01 May 2008
... scents on stage and the industries that either manufactured or were associated with them. Brimstone, or sulfur, was linked to both the fires that destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah and alchemical pursuits, marking men and women with the poisonous stench of sin.15 Furthermore, the mercantile structures...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (3): 419–435.
Published: 01 September 2003
... both texts may be from the seventh century, each has a complicated literary and oral past, due at least in part to elaborations of anecdotes about reformed sin- ners. Both were translated into several languages and appear to have circu- lated rapidly. 12 Briey, the storylines of these two...