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Marrying Jesus In Medieval And Early Modern Northern Europe

Author : Rabia Gregory
ISBN : 9781317100201
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The first full-length study of the notion of marriage to Jesus in late medieval and early modern popular culture, this book treats the transmission and transformation of ideas about this concept as a case study in the formation of religious belief and popular culture. Marrying Jesus in Medieval and Early Modern Northern Europe provides a history of the dispersion of theology about the bride of Christ in the period between the twelfth and seventeenth centuries and explains how this metaphor, initially devised for a religious elite, became integral to the laity's pursuit of salvation. Unlike recent publications on the bride of Christ, which explore the gendering of sanctity or the poetics of religious eroticism, this is a study of popular religion told through devotional media and other technologies of salvation. Marrying Jesus argues against the heteronormative interpretation that brides of Christ should be female by reconstructing the cultural production of brides of Christ in late medieval Europe. A central assertion of this book is that by the fourteenth century, worldly, sexually active brides of Christ, both male and female, were no longer aberrations. Analyzing understudied vernacular sources from the late medieval period - including sermons, early printed books, spiritual diaries, letters, songs, and hagiographies - Rabia Gregory shows how marrying Jesus was central to late medieval lay piety, and how the 'chaste' bride of Christ developed out of sixteenth-century religious disputes.

Acute Melancholia And Other Essays

Author : Amy Hollywood
ISBN : 9780231527439
Genre : Religion
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Acute Melancholia and Other Essays deploys spirited and progressive approaches to the study of Christian mysticism and the philosophy of religion. Ideal for novices and experienced scholars alike, the volume makes a forceful case for thinking about religion as both belief and practice, in which traditions marked by change are passed down through generations, laying the groundwork for their own critique. Through a provocative integration of medieval sources and texts by Jacques Derrida, Judith Butler, Talal Asad, and Dipesh Chakrabarty, this book redefines what it means to engage critically with history and those embedded within it.

The West And China In Africa

Author : Alemayehu Mekonnen
ISBN : 9781498220194
Genre : History
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The West and China in Africa: Civilization without Justice is an outcome of Dr. Alemayehu Mekonnen's personal intellectual struggle, life experience, and an attempt to understand Christ and his message within the cultural context of Africa. The intellectual struggle has to do with the paradoxical reality of Africa's situation. An attempt to reconcile the seemingly irreconcilable situation of Africa tests and stretches anyone's mind beyond limit. According to archaeological and geological findings, Africa is the first habitat of humanity and yet it is the least habitable place in the world today. The continent is extremely rich with natural resources, but it is known for poverty, disease, malnutrition, and starvation. As some Afro-centric scholars argue, Africa is the birthplace of world civilization and yet it is known for destruction. Social instability is rampant; coup d'etat and counter coup d'etat is common. Displacement and the number of refugees are ever increasing. As a person of African origin and now a US citizen, Mekonnen was able to see realities objectively in the eyes of an African and American. This book explores the myth and reality of Western, Eastern, and African dictators' role in the history of Africa.

The Cult Of St Anne In Medieval And Early Modern Europe

Author : Jennifer Welsh
ISBN : 9781134997800
Genre : History
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Dr Jennifer Welsh received her M.A. in Medieval Studies from Cornell University in 2000, and her M.A. and PhD in History from Duke University in 2004 and 2009. Her dissertation dealt with the cult of St. Anne in late medieval and early modern Europe. After four years as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC, she started working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Lindenwood-University Belleville in Belleville, IL in August of 2014. This is her first book.

Stiftsbibliothek Und Kirchenschatz

Author : Britta-Juliane Kruse
ISBN : 3447102918
Genre : History
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Mittelalterliche Klosterbibliotheken und Kirchenschatze, uber Jahrhunderte erganzt, wurden im Zuge der Reformation kurzfristig aufgelost oder gar zerstort. Die Handschriften und fruhen Drucke aus den Augustiner-Chorfrauenstiften Steterburg und Heiningen nahe Braunschweig sind daher von besonderer Bedeutung, denn ihre grosse Anzahl bildete die Basis fur Bibliotheksrekonstruktionen, deren Ergebnisse als Leitfaden durch das vorliegende Buch fuhren. Urheber dieses Glucksfalls war Herzog Julius von Braunschweig-Luneburg, der 1572 einen Grossteil der heute bis zu 900 Jahre alten Bucher aus den Stiften in seine gerade gegrundete Bibliothek zu Wolfenbuttel transferieren liess. Diese bibliophilen Kostbarkeiten wurden nicht nur in Auftrag gegeben, gestiftet und gesammelt; einen grosseren Teil schrieben und illustrierten die Chorfrauen selbst und fertigten auch die sehr kreativ gestalteten Einbande an. Zusammen mit den niederdeutschen und lateinischen Schriften in den rund 150 Buchern, darunter viele Raritaten, bieten der Buchschmuck und die vielen Benutzungsspuren einen anschaulichen Einblick in die Materialitat mittelalterlicher Bucher. Einen virtuellen Rundgang durch die heute vollig veranderte Steterburger Stiftskirche, von deren Altaren, liturgischen Geraten, Heiligenbildern und Textilien kaum noch etwas erhalten ist, ermoglichen die Daten und Fakten des hier ebenfalls publizierten Inventars des Steterburger Kirchenschatzes. Dieses Buch ist als Fortfuhrung und Erganzung des Katalogs "Rosenkranze und Seelengarten. Bildung und Frommigkeit in niedersachsischen Frauenklostern" konzipiert, der 2013 begleitend zu der gleichnamigen Ausstellung in der Herzog August Bibliothek erschien.

Medieval Italy

Author : Christopher Kleinhenz
ISBN : 9781135948801
Genre : History
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This Encyclopedia gathers together the most recent scholarship on Medieval Italy, while offering a sweeping view of all aspects of life in Italy during the Middle Ages. This two volume, illustrated, A-Z reference is a cross-disciplinary resource for information on literature, history, the arts, science, philosophy, and religion in Italy between A.D. 450 and 1375. For more information including the introduction, a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample pages, and more, visit the Medieval Italy: An Encyclopedia website.

Historical Abstracts

Author : Eric H. Boehm
ISBN : STANFORD:36105113567544
Genre : History, Modern
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Gender Religion

Author : Rainer Emig
ISBN : STANFORD:36105122591857
Genre : Sex role
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Die 95 Thesen

Author : Martin Luther
ISBN : 9783849610128
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Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung für Ihren eBook Reader. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem Reader. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors. Martin Luthers 95 Thesen, in denen er gegen Missbräuche beim Ablass und besonders gegen den geschäftsmäßigen Handel mit Ablassbriefen auftrat, wurden am 31. Oktober 1517 als Beifügung an einen Brief an den Erzbischof von Mainz und Magdeburg, Albrecht von Brandenburg, das erste Mal in Umlauf gebracht. Da eine Stellungnahme Albrechts von Brandenburg ausblieb, gab Luther die Thesen an einige Bekannte weiter, die sie kurze Zeit später ohne sein Wissen veröffentlichten und damit zum Gegenstand einer öffentlichen Diskussion im gesamten Reich machten. (aus wikipedia.de)

Fictions Of Conversion

Author : Jeffrey S. Shoulson
ISBN : 9780812244823
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The fraught history of England's Long Reformation is a convoluted if familiar story: in the space of twenty-five years, England changed religious identity three times. In 1534 England broke from the papacy with the Act of Supremacy that made Henry VIII head of the church; nineteen years later the act was overturned by his daughter Mary, only to be reinstated at the ascension of her half-sister Elizabeth. Buffeted by political and confessional cross-currents, the English discovered that conversion was by no means a finite, discrete process. In Fictions of Conversion, Jeffrey S. Shoulson argues that the vagaries of religious conversion were more readily negotiated when they were projected onto an alien identity—one of which the potential for transformation offered both promise and peril but which could be kept distinct from the emerging identity of Englishness: the Jew. Early modern Englishmen and -women would have recognized an uncannily familiar religious chameleon in the figure of the Jewish converso, whose economic, social, and political circumstances required religious conversion, conformity, or counterfeiting. Shoulson explores this distinctly English interest in the Jews who had been exiled from their midst nearly three hundred years earlier, contending that while Jews held out the tantalizing possibility of redemption through conversion, the trajectory of falling in and out of divine favor could be seen to anticipate the more recent trajectory of England's uncertain path of reformation. In translations such as the King James Bible and Chapman's Homer, dramas by Marlowe, Shakespeare, and Jonson, and poetry by Donne, Vaughan, and Milton, conversion appears as a cypher for and catalyst of other transformations—translation, alchemy, and the suspect religious enthusiasm of the convert—that preoccupy early modern English cultures of change.

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