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Title The Oxford handbook of medieval Christianity / edited by John H. Arnold
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Series Oxford handbooks
Oxford handbooks.
Contents Histories and historiographies of Medieval Christianity / John H. Arnold -- Religion, belief, and society : anthropological approaches / Simon Yarrow -- Material culture and Medieval Christianity / Beth Williamson -- Medieval Christianity in a world historical perspective / R.I. Moore -- The boundaries of Christendom and Islam : Iberia and the Latin levant / Amy G. Remensnyder -- Christianizing kingdoms / Sverre Bagge -- Monastic landscapes and society / Wendy Davies -- Civic religion / Nicholas Terpstra -- Localized faith : parochial and domestic spaces / Katherine L. French -- Continuity and change in the institutional church / Ian Forrest -- Pilgrimage / Marcus Bull -- Using saints : intercession, healing, sanctity / Gábor Klaniczay -- Missarum sollemnia : eucharistic rituals in the Middle Ages / Eric Palazzo -- Penitential varieties / Rob Meens -- Spiritual exercises : the making of interior faith / Robert L.A. Clark -- Fear, hope, death, and salvation / Arnold Angenendt -- Reform, clerical culture, and politics / Maureen C. Miller -- Intellectuals and the masses : oxen and she-asses in the Medieval church / Peter Biller -- 'Popular' religious culture(s) / Laura A. Smoller -- Doubts and the absence of faith / Dorothea Weltecke -- Medieval monasticisms / Constance H. Berman -- Mysticism and the body / Rosalynn Voaden -- Christianity and its others : Jews, Muslims, and pagans / Sara Lipton -- Christian experiences of religious non-conformism / Grado Giovanni Merlo -- The church as lord / George Dameron -- Christianizing political discourses / Geoffrey Koziol -- Religion in the age of Charlemagne / Janet L. Nelson -- Papal authority and its limitations / Kathleen G. Cushing -- Bishops, education, and discipline / Sarah Hamilton -- Conclusion : looking back from the Reformation / Ronnie Po-chia Hsia
Summary The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Christianity is about the beliefs, practices, and institutions of the Roman Church between 400 and 1500AD, and brings together in one volume a host of cutting-edge analysis. The book does not primarily provide a chronological narrative, but rather seeks to demonstrate the variety, change, and complexity of religion across this long period, and the numerous different ways in which modern scholarship can approach it. It presents the work of thirty academic authors, from the US, the UK, and Europe, addressing topics that range from early medieval monasticism to late medieval mysticism, from the material wealth of the Church to the spiritual exercises through which certain believers might attempt to improve their souls. Each chapter tells a story, but seeks also to ask how and why "Christianity" took on a particular shape at a particular moment, paying attention to both the spiritual and otherwordly aspects of religion, and the very material and political contexts in which they were often embedded. The book aims to be an indispensable guide to future discussion in the field. -- Publisher description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on September 30, 2014)
Subject Church history -- Middle Ages, 600-1500.
Electronic books.
Religions -- History -- Middle Ages, 600-1500
Genre/Form Handboeken (vorm)
Form Electronic book
Author Arnold, John, 1969- editor
Oxford University Press.
ISBN 0191749931 (ebook)
9780191749933 (ebook)
Other Titles Handbook of medieval Christianity
Medieval Christianity