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The Revelations of St. Birgitta of Sweden: Volume I: Liber Caelestis, Books I–III

Bridget Morris (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195166446
eISBN:
9780199785049
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195166442.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

St. Birgitta of Sweden (1303-1373, canonized 1391) was one of the most charismatic and influential female visionaries of the later Middle Ages. Altogether, she received some 700 revelations, dealing ... More


The Virgin Mary

Lawrence S. Cunningham

in From Trent to Vatican II: Historical and Theological Investigations

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195178067
eISBN:
9780199784905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195178068.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter explores the Protestant reaction against the Marian tradition of Catholicism, which was addressed by the reform of the Council of Trent. Topics discussed include the Catholic Reformation ... More


Difunta Correa

Frank Graziano

in Cultures of Devotion: Folk Saints of Spanish America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195171303
eISBN:
9780199785193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171303.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter explores the devotion to Difunta Correa, a prominent folk saint in western Argentina. It examines myth development, particularly in relation to Difunta Correa’s miraculous breast; ... More


Coming to Terms

Philip Jenkins

in The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195146165
eISBN:
9780199834341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195146166.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the impact of demographic change (Southern population growth and Northern population decline) on the form of Christianity that is likely to be practiced in the future and ... More


The Mother Stood at the Foot of the Cross: Mary’s Suffering as Incentive to Feel

Susan C. Karant-Nunn

in Reformation of Feeling: Shaping the Religious Emotions in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195399738
eISBN:
9780199777198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399738.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on sermons about the Virgin Mary by Catholic, Lutheran, and Calvinist preachers. During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, preachers spoke to their human flocks again and ... More


The Leaping Child: Imagining the Unborn in Early Christian Literature

Catherine Playoust and Ellen Bradshaw Aitken

in Imagining the Fetus: The Unborn in Myth, Religion, and Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195380040
eISBN:
9780199869077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380040.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

Christian literature of the first and second centuries CE contains few references to unborn children; where they are found, however, the unborn become an important rhetorical site for constructing ... More


A Gothic Sermon: Making a Contract with the Mother of God, Saint Mary of Amiens

Stephen Murray

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238473
eISBN:
9780520930070
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238473.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In this book, the author seizes a rare opportunity to explore the relationship between verbal and visual culture by presenting a sermon that may have been preached during the second half of the ... More


The Little Office of the Virgin and Mary's Role at Paris

Rebecca A. Baltzer

in The Divine Office in the Latin Middle Ages: Methodology and Source Studies, Regional Developments, Hagiography

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195124538
eISBN:
9780199868421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195124538.003.0021
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The cathedral church of Paris, with its overwhelming focus upon the Mother of God, let virtually no day pass without explicit liturgical acknowledgement of her role in salvation. In the voice, ear, ... More


The Apocryphal New Testament: A Collection of Apocryphal Christian Literature in an English Translation

J. K. Elliott (ed.)

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198261827
eISBN:
9780191600562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198261829.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

An English translation of the oldest and most important early Christian non‐canonical writings. It is based on the earlier collection edited in 1924 by Montague Rhodes James. The book is divided into ... More


Introduction: The Iconography of Suffering

Jennifer Scheper Hughes

in Biography of a Mexican Crucifix: Lived Religion and Local Faith from the Conquest to the Present

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195367065
eISBN:
9780199867370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367065.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This book is a history of popular devotion to a single, carved image of Christ crucified, called the Cristo Aparecido by devotees, spanning five centuries of Mexican history. From the colonial period ... More


The Cristo Comes to Life: Lived Religion in Colonial Mexico City

Jennifer Scheper Hughes

in Biography of a Mexican Crucifix: Lived Religion and Local Faith from the Conquest to the Present

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195367065
eISBN:
9780199867370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367065.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

In 1583 the Augustinian order moved the Cristo Aparecido to Mexico City where the image quickly became part of the religious life of urban, baroque Mexico. The belief among the friars and indigenous ... More


Ancient Traditions of the Virgin Mary's Dormition and Assumption

Stephen J. Shoemaker

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250752
eISBN:
9780191600746
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250758.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The ancient Dormition and Assumption traditions, a remarkably diverse collection of narratives recounting the end of the Virgin Mary's life, first emerge into historical view from an uncertain past ... More


Discipleship and Imagination: Christian Tradition and Truth

David Brown

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270188
eISBN:
9780191600425
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198270186.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In this sequel to Tradition and Imagination, Brown continues to argue for an understanding of revelation that takes post‐biblical developments seriously. In the first three ... More


Reforming Mary: Changing Images of the Virgin Mary in Lutheran Sermons of the Sixteenth Century

Beth Kreitzer

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195166545
eISBN:
9780199835188
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019516654X.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book explores how Mary is presented in the sermons of Lutheran pastors in the 16th century. It focuses on the treatment of Mary, the continuities and changes in theologies about her, and her ... More


Miracle of the Rose

Frank Graziano

in Wounds of Love: The Mystical Marriage of Saint Rose of Lima

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195136401
eISBN:
9780199835164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195136403.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Rose and flower tropes are pursued into “deflowering,” paradise-garden and edenic imagery, the odor of sanctity, and the miracle after which St. Rose of Lima’s name was changed. The discussion ... More


Mysticism as Dissent

Frank Graziano

in Wounds of Love: The Mystical Marriage of Saint Rose of Lima

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195136401
eISBN:
9780199835164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195136403.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This study of the politics of canonization begins with discussion of the changing policies toward beata mysticism that affected Rose of Lima’s cause for canonization. The chapter further explores how ... More


Saints in the Modern World

Owen Chadwick

in A History of the Popes 1830-1914

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269229
eISBN:
9780191600456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269226.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The procedures for the canonization of saints remained traditional, but the new saints reflected to a degree the personality of each pope. Canonizations honoured the person of the saint, recognized ... More


Victorians and the Virgin Mary: Religion and Gender in England 1830 - 1885

Carol Engelhardt Herringer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077531
eISBN:
9781781700709
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077531.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This interdisciplinary study of competing representations of the Virgin Mary examines how anxieties about religious and gender identities intersected to create public controversies that, whilst ... More


Caspar Schwenckfeld (1489–1561): The Renunciation of Structure

David C. Steinmetz

in Reformers in the Wings: From Geiler von Kaysersberg to Theodore Beza

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130485
eISBN:
9780199869008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130480.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Caspar Schwenckfeld was a Silesian nobleman and retired diplomat, who spent most of his adult life in exile as a religious refugee. Schwenckfeld rejected the Catholic, Lutheran, and Reformed ... More


Introduction

Beth Kreitzer

in Reforming Mary: Changing Images of the Virgin Mary in Lutheran Sermons of the Sixteenth Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195166545
eISBN:
9780199835188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019516654X.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This introductory chapter begins with an explanation of why sermons were selected as source material for this study. It presents evaluations of Martin Luther’s ideas and writings, and discusses the ... More


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