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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (3): 533–565.
Published: 01 September 2022
... suffering virtue of charity compassion King Lear begins with a traumatic amputation, as a loving daughter is cut off from family and community by her proud, unseeing father. The language through which Lear severs Cordelia from his royal body is apocalyptic: he commands that she be utterly...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (3): 483–501.
Published: 01 September 2022
... on the Passion that it is Christ's will for believers to receive his body and blood “both bodily in the blessed sacrament and spiritually with faith, hope and charitye receive it worthelye and in such wyse also virtuallye” (64). Charity, too, is transformative; it is a virtue with a vir that needs...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 13–33.
Published: 01 January 2012
....” Infused virtue is virtue in the fullest, truest sense. When referring to the infused vir- tues that make their possessor good at the supernatural level and incline that person to acts pleasing to God, Aquinas has especially in mind the theologi- cal virtues, of faith, hope, and charity. These he...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 35–57.
Published: 01 January 2012
... the completion of the first process to look system- atically for proofs of heroism in the practice of the three theological virtues (faith, hope, and charity) and the four cardinal virtues (prudence, temper- ance, fortitude, and justice). The criterion of heroic virtue can be said...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 131–155.
Published: 01 January 2012
... In the light of Aquinas’s position, we can answer Augustine’s ques- tion “Can there be moral virtues without charity?” and explain why both an Irwin / Luther’s Attack on Self-Love­   137 affirmative and a negative answer are correct, because they apply to different...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (3): 583–602.
Published: 01 September 2016
... to incremental improvements in the virtues of charity and justice was sufficient, and, indeed, a failure to accept that many would be saved by mere implicit faith (156). For the great success of medieval Christi- anity, on Gregory’s account, was the simple fact that it was an “institution- alized worldview...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 59–81.
Published: 01 January 2012
.... In a veritable cascade of interlocutors, Langland has created a process of dia- lectical exploration. This long process is led, with the help of the liturgy, to the theological virtues and the embodiment of charity in Jesus the Samari- tan, who becomes Christ the conqueror on the cross and Christ...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 83–105.
Published: 01 January 2012
... In the tradition of the remedial virtues, envy was contrasted with charity, itself described in terms that emphasize compassion and love of one’s neighbor.7 Envy is thus a vice that is conditioned by one’s emotional disposition toward others, leading to actions that comprise the variously ennumerated...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (2): 345–371.
Published: 01 May 2014
... men! At her temple Rome adored Divine Diana, so why do you fault me And such a virtue want to keep from me? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tylus / Geographies of Charity  359 Appealing to your poets I can prove...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (2): 215–240.
Published: 01 May 2021
... virtues such as Charity serving as an abbess, Wisdom as a prioress, and Meekness as subprioress. As the Abbey of the Holy Ghost reveals, however, although architectural allegory originated in monastic culture, vernacular authors adapted the image of the cloister to encourage readers to internalize...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 1–12.
Published: 01 January 2012
... of interlinked virtues that sustains the church as a body. Raymond emphasizes that Catherine’s heroic virtue is grounded in divine charity and in her union with Christ the Rock. While his purpose is to elevate her virtue and her claim to sainthood, this does not compete with acknowledging her dependence...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (2): 191–217.
Published: 01 May 2022
... of perfectors and the perfected. He also uses the Dionysian notion of perfection as a special bridge between these two heads of the human hierarchies. 27 By elaborating perfection through the lens of the virtue of charity, he also goes his own way, especially in conceiving of the highest form of life...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (2): 403–429.
Published: 01 May 2020
... to himself (PPr 213, 214). In conversation with the Maidens . . . of the house, the virtues Charity, Discretion, Humble- mind, Piety, and especially Prudence, Mer- cie resolves to go on with the work she has chosen to do, expecting that Brisk will simply lose interest. This work, clearly, is more than...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (3): 445–482.
Published: 01 September 2022
... redemption and understandings of charity, the chief virtue of Christian life, and by examining the attendant ethical, social, and political repercussions of these versions of God. For many kinds of historical inquiry a synchronic study may be the best approach. It enables detailed attention to the webs...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (2): 305–334.
Published: 01 May 2007
... to be resurrected.” 12 Maria Moisa, Rubin, and Aers all discuss the increasing emphasis on discriminate charity as a crucial component of a widespread cultural shift newly viewing poverty as a form of idleness and labor as the highest virtue. See Moisa, “Fourteenth-Century   Preachers’ Views...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (2): 285–319.
Published: 01 May 2021
... a narrative role as participants in those sacred events they are witnessing. 66 At the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, the programmatic use of Charity figures amplifies the importance of “good works” in Catholicism and depicts this virtue as a Judeo-Christian feature that connects Old and New Testaments...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (2): 395–418.
Published: 01 May 2015
... address to the virtues highlights chastity by putting it in the place of charity in the Pauline triad (1 Cor. 13:13), but the dynamic of the speech quoted above stages the connection between the two other virtues, faith and hope. How so? Milton may have meant the lines to act out a pun...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (3): 407–413.
Published: 01 September 2022
... with the virtue tradition. 17 Lindsey Larre turns to a virtue not included in Aristotle's account of the moral virtues, but central to Aquinas's exposition of the theological virtues: love. Taking the excoriating assay of love in King Lear, she explores the language of “exchanging” and “enforcing” charity...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (3): 415–435.
Published: 01 September 2017
... the seem- ingly abstruse questions of translation might have been inflected in a larger culture of readers. As Adam and Eve prepare to leave Eden near the end of Paradise Lost (1674), the archangel Michael instructs them in a series of virtues, among them the chief virtue “Love, / By name to come...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (3): 593–610.
Published: 01 September 2022
... to David Aers and Sarah Beckwith for their collegial editorial contribution. The topics for this issue include: Editions and translations Biographical studies Virtue and ethics Church, reform, and devotion Pedagogy and learning Manuscript, print, and libraries Biblical imagination...