Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-20 of 209 items

  • Keywords: hagiography x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

The Poverty of Riches: St. Francis of Assisi Reconsidered

Kenneth Baxter Wolf

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195158083
eISBN:
9780199834877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195158083.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The unusually high regard with which Saint Francis of Assisi is held has served to insulate him from any real criticism of the kind of sanctity that he embodied: a sanctity based, first and foremost, ... More


‘We have no king but Christ’: Christian Political Thought in Greater Syria on the Eve of the Arab Conquest (c.400-585)

Philip Wood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199588497
eISBN:
9780191595424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588497.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This book examines the effects of Christianization upon regional identity and political thought in the eastern Mediterranean in the fifth and sixth centuries. Itfocuses on the centrifugal effects of ... More


Architects of Piety: The Cappadocian Fathers and the Cult of the Martyrs

Vasiliki M. Limberis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199730889
eISBN:
9780199895229
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730889.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book examines the cult of the martyrs in the writings of the Cappadocian Fathers: Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nyssa, and Gregory of Nazianzus. Chapter 1 analyzes the complex rituals of the ... More


Madness in Medieval French Literature: Identities Found and Lost

Sylvia Huot

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199252121
eISBN:
9780191719110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252121.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book examines the literary representation of madness in a series of medieval French texts, including both romance and hagiography. The study covers both ‘genuine’ madmen and ‘holy fools’, for ... More


The Value of the Textual Evidence

Richard Sharpe

in Medieval Irish Saints' Lives: An Introduction to Vitae Sanctorum Hiberniae

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198215820
eISBN:
9780191678219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198215820.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, History of Religion

The body of texts under examination is so large that it is not possible to attempt an item-by-item analysis of the textual evidence for the whole of the three collections. As each Life is studied, ... More


The Final Word: The Caitanya Caritamrita and the Grammar of Religious Tradition

Tony K. Stewart

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195392722
eISBN:
9780199777327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392722.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In the early 16th c., Bengali brahmin Kṛṣṇa Caitanya (1476–1533) inspired a community of Kṛṣṇa worshipers in Bengal, Orissa, and Vraja. This study examines the ways those devotees came to be unified ... More


Reforming Saints: Saints' Lives and Their Authors in Germany, 1470-1530

David J. Collins

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195329537
eISBN:
9780199870134
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329537.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Reforming Saints explains how and why Renaissance humanists composed Latin hagiography in Germany in the decades leading up to the Reformation. Reforming Saints shows that, contrary to ... More


Christology in Coptic Pilgrimage and the Cult of the Saints

Stephen J. Davis

in Coptic Christology in Practice: Incarnation and Divine Participation in Late Antique and Medieval Egypt

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199258628
eISBN:
9780191718052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258628.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Christian pilgrimage can be described as a set of practices oriented towards the Incarnation as an accessible event that — when imaginatively and physically claimed by imitation or re-enactment — ... More


 Reforming the Church: Humanist Authors and Bishop Saints

David J. Collins

in Reforming Saints: Saints' Lives and Their Authors in Germany, 1470-1530

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195329537
eISBN:
9780199870134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329537.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter draws attention to the type of saints which appeared most frequently in the humanist hagiography, the holy bishop. These holy bishops, drawn from all eras of Germany's ancient and ... More


 Turning Swiss: The Patriotism of the Holy Hermit Nicholas

David J. Collins

in Reforming Saints: Saints' Lives and Their Authors in Germany, 1470-1530

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195329537
eISBN:
9780199870134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329537.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter four examines how the Swiss began to transform the fifteenth‐century peasant‐turned‐recluse Nicholas of Flue into a patron saint for their slowly forming Swiss homeland. Nicholas became an ... More


Conclusion

David J. Collins

in Reforming Saints: Saints' Lives and Their Authors in Germany, 1470-1530

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195329537
eISBN:
9780199870134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329537.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Conclusion investigates lines of continuity between the humanist hagiography and what precedes and follows it, especially in light of the Protestant Reformation. The chapter identifies two ways – ... More


From Biography to Hagiography: Some Stable Patterns in the Greek and Latin Tradition of Lives, including Lives of the Saints

Sergei S. Averintsev

in Mapping Lives: The Uses of Biography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263181
eISBN:
9780191734595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263181.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Biography and hagiography are both Greek words, coined at different periods. Biographica was created in the sixth century AD, while hagiographos or hagiographhia was of frequent use in the early ... More


From Eulogy to Biography: The French Academic Eloge

Peter France

in Mapping Lives: The Uses of Biography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263181
eISBN:
9780191734595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263181.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on academic eulogy, a component of biography that urges to celebrate. It also examines how biography developed in the eulogies of the various French academies. Epideictic ... More


Purgation in the Sixth and Seventh Centuries

Isabel Moreira

in Heaven's Purge: Purgatory in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199736041
eISBN:
9780199894628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736041.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines writers on purgatory in the sixth and seventh centuries, including Julianus Pomerius, Caesarius of Arles, and Gregory the Great. It also examines ideas about postmortem ... More


A Maid with a Dragon: The Cult of St Margaret of Antioch in Medieval England

Juliana Dresvina

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780197265963
eISBN:
9780191772061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265963.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This is the first comprehensive interdisciplinary study of the cult of St Margaret of Antioch in medieval England. Margaret was one of the most famous female saints of both the Catholic world and of ... More


The Revolts of Skleros and Phokas: Historiography and the Skleros Manifesto

Catherine Homes

in Basil II and the Governance of Empire (976-1025)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279685
eISBN:
9780191707353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279685.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter broadens the book's discussion of the relevant medieval historiography of Basil II's reign by comparing the testimonies of historians writing in Greek with the Arabic historiographical ... More


Ekphrasis at Kildare

Lisa M. Bitel

in Landscape with Two Saints: How Genovefa of Paris and Brigit of Kildare Built Christianity in Barbarian Europe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195336528
eISBN:
9780199868599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336528.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Early Christian Studies

This chapter recounts the life of Saint Brigit (ca. 452–524) as told by her 7th-century hagiographer, Cogitosus of Kildare. Cogitosus interpreted Brigit as a traveling holy woman whose authority ... More


Brigit Goes to Ground

Lisa M. Bitel

in Landscape with Two Saints: How Genovefa of Paris and Brigit of Kildare Built Christianity in Barbarian Europe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195336528
eISBN:
9780199868599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336528.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines Brigit’s cult after the 7th century, as portrayed in 8th- and 9th-century biographies of the saint and other documents. Brigit’s church at Kildare became at once a historical ... More


Relics

Lisa M. Bitel

in Landscape with Two Saints: How Genovefa of Paris and Brigit of Kildare Built Christianity in Barbarian Europe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195336528
eISBN:
9780199868599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336528.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Early Christian Studies

This chapter tracks the cults of Genovefa and Brigit up to the present day in order to account for the endurance of their cults and show what the histories of these two saints can tell us about ... More


Kerala Christian Sainthood: Collisions of Culture and Worldview in South India

Corinne G. Dempsey

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130287
eISBN:
9780199834136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130286.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Kerala Christian Sainthood is an ethnography‐based study that celebrates the multivocal function of saints. Drawing on pilgrim anecdotes, shrine practices, official hagiographies, and regional ... More


View: