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Title A companion to priesthood and Holy Orders in the Middle Ages / edited by Greg Peters, C. Colt Anderson
Published Boston : Brill, 2015


Description 1 online resource
Series Brill's Companions to the Christian Tradition
Brill's companions to the Christian tradition.
Contents A Companion to Priesthood and Holy Orders in the Middle Ages; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; List of Abbreviations; List of Contributors; 1: Introduction; 2: Apostolic Successors: Priests and Priesthood, Bishops, and Episcopacy in Medieval Western Europe; 3: Ordinatio and the Priesthood in the Early Middle Ages and Its Visual Depiction; 4: Priesthood in the Byzantine Empire; 5: Married Clergy in Eastern and Western Christianity; 6: The Imago Christi in the Bishop, Priest, and Clergy; 7: Priests and the Eucharist in the Middle Ages; 8: The Priesthood and the Sacrament of Marriage
9: Teaching Confession in Thirteenth-Century England: Priests and Laity10: Reforming Priests and the Diverse Rhetorics of Ordination and Office from 1123-1418; 11: The Radical Renewal of Pastoral Care in the Italian Communes, 1150-1250: Prelates, Secular Clergy, and the Mendicant Orders; 12: From Function to Ontology: The Shifting Diaconate of the Middle Ages; Ancient Sources Index; Scripture Index; Modern Author Index; Subject Index
Summary In A Companion to Priesthood and Holy Orders in the Middle Ages, a select group of scholars explain the rise and function of priests and deacons in the Middle Ages. Though priests were sometimes viewed through the lens of function, the medieval priesthood was also defined ontologically-those marked by God who performed the sacraments and confected the Eucharist. While their role grew in importance, medieval priests continued to fulfil the role of preacher, confessor and provider of pastoral care. As the concept of ordination changed theologically the practices and status of bishops, priests and deacons continued to be refined, with many of these medieval discussions continuing to the present day
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Monasticism and religious orders -- History -- Middle Ages, 600-1500.
Priesthood -- History
Deacons -- History
RELIGION -- Christian Theology -- Ecclesiology.
Monasticism and religious orders -- Middle Ages
Andliga ordnar -- historia.
Präster -- historia.
Diakoner -- historia.
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Peters, Greg, 1971- editor.
ISBN 9789004305861