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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2012) 42 (1): 1–12.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Jennifer A. Herdt Despite a vibrant revival of the ethics of virtue, now spanning several decades, the discourse of virtue in later medieval and early modern thought and the distinctive forms this reflection takes across varying genres and social settings have been insufficiently integrated into...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2012) 42 (1): 35–57.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Ann W. Astell Composed at a point of significant transition in the history of hagiography as a genre, due to changes in the canonization process, Raymond of Capua’s Life of Catherine of Siena (1395) endeavors to attest to her heroic virtue by using both traditional discourse and the new scholastic...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 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 (1 January 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 (1 January 2012) 42 (1): 181–200.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Stephen M. Fallon In a famous passage, the Son of God in Paradise Regained dismisses classical philosophers for their ignorance of “how man fell” and for their confidence in human sufficiency to attain virtue. “In themselves,” the Son says dismissively, they “seek virtue.” By putting this argument...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2012) 42 (1): 201–224.
Published: 01 January 2012
... distinctive form of relational virtue. The soteriological uncertainty that motivated the Puritans’ restless economic activity (as Weber so influentially discerned) and relentless introspection (evident in works like John Bunyan’s Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners ) thus also inspired a richly relational...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2013) 43 (2): 303–334.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Holly A. Crocker This article argues that Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida continues an important late medieval poetic tradition that highlights the troubling consequences of virtue’s performativity for idealized women. If Chaucer is pessimistic about the potential for Criseyde’s ethical agency...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2015) 45 (2): 395–418.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Astrid Giugni This essay analyzes the treatment of temperance in Milton’s early entertainment, A Masque Presented at Ludlow Castle , within the context of the history of virtue ethics. It argues that Milton combines Aristotle’s version of temperance with Plato’s epistemology. In the masque, the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2012) 42 (1): 13–33.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Joseph Wawrykow That virtue is important in the ethics of Aquinas is generally acknowledged. So too is the fundamentally theological cast of Aquinas’s virtue ethics. In his reflections on the ethical life, Aquinas is especially concerned with the good willing and doing, made possible by virtue...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2012) 42 (1): 59–81.
Published: 01 January 2012
...David Aers This essay argues that William Langland’s great poem Piers Plowman poses serious questions both to the tradition of the virtues that Langland inherited and to the possibility of their authentic embodiment in the contemporary Church Langland knew. Moving from Thomas Aquinas to Thomas...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 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 (1 January 2009) 39 (1): 43–64.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Roland Greene This essay analyzes the figures of language and of landscape that allow Edmund Spenser to consider in an international context the virtue at the center of Book V of The Faerie Queene , justice. How, he asks, is justice projected from one society into another in an act of empire...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2019) 49 (1): 169–191.
Published: 01 January 2019
... childe” strives to understand sin, guilt, and culpability within the constraints of humanity’s limited self- knowledge. Julian both works within and transcends established scriptural and penitential traditions of representing childhood, childlikeness, and the related quality of meekness, a key virtue in...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2009) 39 (2): 375–406.
Published: 01 May 2009
... cockfighting texts (one that promotes the virtues of cockfighting as a sport and another that figures cockfighting as an extension of animal husbandry), the essay maps the range of cultural and behavioral practices that early modern cockfighting discourse makes possible. Located in allegories of the cockfight...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2014) 44 (1): 113–133.
Published: 01 January 2014
... Robert Boyle put it, the study of nature would instill “sentiments of devotion and particular virtues.” This feature of experimental science represents a significant link with the classical notion of philosophy (including natural philosophy), which stressed the importance of the moral formation of the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2014) 44 (3): 531–548.
Published: 01 September 2014
... suffer bodily torments for the faith, and might work miracles by virtue of their suffering. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 a Intimate Devotion: Recusant Martyrs and the Making of Relics...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2010) 40 (2): 421–423.
Published: 01 May 2010
... from one faith to another; and the question of how observers from afar made sense of the complex religious world they entered when they traveled to the Mediterranean. Deadline for submission of manuscripts: July 1, 2010 Virtue, Identity, and Agency: From Medieval to Early Modern Edited...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2010) 40 (3): 621–623.
Published: 01 September 2010
... httpmedren.aas.duke.edu/jmems Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 40:3, Fall 2010 DOI 10.1215/10829636-2010-008  © 2010 by Duke University Press Virtue, Identity, and Agency: From Medieval to Early Modern Edited by Jennifer A. Herdt Volume 42 / Number 1 / Winter 2012...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2010) 40 (1): 219–222.
Published: 01 January 2010
... complex religious world they entered when they traveled to the Mediterranean. Deadline for submission of manuscripts: July 1, 2010 Virtue, Identity, and Agency: From Medieval to Early Modern Edited by Jennifer A. Herdt Volume 42 / Number 1 / Winter 2012 Despite a vibrant revival of the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2012) 42 (3): 749–751.
Published: 01 September 2012
... Michael Cornett, Managing Editor Duke University Press Durham, North Carolina 2012 Volume 42 Index Aers, David Langland on the Church and the End of the Cardinal Virtues  59 – 81 Astell, Ann W. Heroic Virtue in...