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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (2): 335–367.
Published: 01 May 2013
..., and the ritual of the Mass, Marlowe’s play reveals the early modern theater as a venue for “contested rites” where liturgical and theological debates could be waged. The essay establishes connections between magic and the Mass by analyzing the “affective textuality” and liturgical rubrics in both necromantic...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (1): 117–147.
Published: 01 January 2023
... theological contexts. In this way, it seeks to look beyond attempts to position Pococke at the origins of a disciplinary history of modern “Arabic studies,” and to understand instead how his scholarship was intertwined with early modern theological disputes—most of all, the debate about the status...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (3): 435–459.
Published: 01 September 2018
.... Langland avoids these techniques and eschews scholastic forms of resolution; his predilection for debate and deep-structural dialectics insists on the need to keep central theological and spiritual counterpoints in play, all the while opening up conceptual and imaginative “gaps” that bring with them...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (1): 25–54.
Published: 01 January 2023
... of Greek Christianity confessional identity theological debates Anglo-Hellenic religious relations during the Reformation era have received very little scholarly attention. It is striking that early modern Western writers knew and talked considerably more about non-Western forms of Christianity than...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (3): 607–658.
Published: 01 September 2001
... to families heavily involved in trade and financial activity, families whose names often recurr in the insurance contracts of that time.65 Finally, theological debates on moral and economic topics, at least in the case of Florence, were not restricted to convents and universities, but had an impact...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (1): 55–85.
Published: 01 January 2023
... views on justification and impatience with rigid supralapsarian predestination. Travers especially took issue with Hooker's relaxed attitude toward the Church of Rome. It was no coincidence that their ecclesiological disagreements descended into heated theological debate. Their famous pulpit battle over...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (3): 527–557.
Published: 01 September 2010
... kind of theological mistake. I do not mean an “error” in the sense of my accusing Simpson of choosing the wrong side of an old debate about grace and works, but some- Knowles / Can You Serve?  531 thing more fundamental (to use a word in which he has...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (1): 87–116.
Published: 01 January 2023
... for the importance of theology and controversy to the history of scholarship. kirsten.macfarlane@keble.ox.ac.uk Copyright © 2023 by Duke University Press 2023 English Reformation Westminster Assembly John Lightfoot Hebrew scholarship theological debate The Westminster Assembly (1643–52) remains...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (2): 227–260.
Published: 01 May 2018
... in Cambridgeshire, and Syon in Middlesex read three of the four surviving copies In this way, A Christian Mannes Bileeve places women at the center of a complex and nuanced literary playing eld informed by vigorous theological debate in late fourteenth- century England. The creative and cultural...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (2): 261–300.
Published: 01 May 2018
... on contemporaneous medico- Boon / At the Limits of (Trans)Gender 279 theological debates: how exactly Jesus could have been born of a woman without the participation of a man was in fact the subject of much specu- lation by medieval theologians trained in medical theory...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 January 2023
.... They illustrate how English Protestant scholarship reinforced stereotypes, while also prompting self-reflection and inspiring the reconstruction of England's own traditions and cultural assumptions. Expanding English ecclesiastical, theological, exegetical, philological, and cultural interests, the volume calls...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (2): 219–245.
Published: 01 May 2013
... at the Council of Florence in 1439 pronounced that sacraments contain and confer gratiam. Yet in practical terms, older views retained a certain cultural currency despite theological academic contention and precision.39 In the Latitude of Forms debate, English commentators in Oxford, in commentary...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (2): 405–432.
Published: 01 May 2023
... on this doctrine was inseparably related to the issue of “assurance” of salvation—one of the most hotly disputed theological issues in early modern European Christianity, on which the Catholic Council of Trent condemned the teachings of both Lutherans and Calvinists—debates over perseverance could swiftly take...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (3): 467–492.
Published: 01 September 2023
...: the prologue with which Peter Abelard (1079–1142 or 1144) introduces his Sic et Non . Abelard's precocious excursus provides guidelines for handling in debate authoritative statements that appear to be divided against each other. Apparent contradictions in theological writings may be explained on many...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (3): 383–385.
Published: 01 September 2003
... to historical theology. In The Origenist Controversy: The Cultural Construction of an Early Christian Debate (Princeton Univer- sity Press, 1992), Clark dissects theological issues to reveal their non- theological implications. Current social network theory is put to work to understand how...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (2): 191–217.
Published: 01 May 2022
... perfection. This essay focuses on an important thirteenth-century understanding of hierarchy, that of Thomas Aquinas. Already by the fourteenth century, the ecclesiastical crisis that would crescendo in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries had begun in certain theological and social debates...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (3): 493–521.
Published: 01 September 2008
.... The academic debates, theological and legal, as well as medical, provide essential back- ground, although my investigation focuses on daily life, real practices, and repeated situations. While there existed numerous points where a body became problematic (in civic...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (3): 585–606.
Published: 01 September 2001
... what light, if any, the debate over eucharistic sacrifice could shed on the transition of the European social and political imagination from the medieval to the modern. Standard theological approaches to the Reformation debate over sacrifice tend to treat the theological issue in abstraction...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 1–12.
Published: 01 January 2012
... into narratives of the history of virtue ethics. The aim of this special issue is to remedy this lack by bringing together philosophical, theological, historical, and literary studies of virtue and the virtues in key thinkers, texts, and sociocultural contexts from the thirteenth through the seventeenth centuries...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (3): 745–747.
Published: 01 September 2012
... (or failed to link) intellectual pursuits such as literary production or scientific inquiry to devotional practice. Especially welcome are essays that reconsider the con- ventional oppositions of faith and reason, belief and knowledge, or “affective piety” and theological understanding...