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The medieval church

David Luscombe

in A Century of Theological and Religious Studies in Britain, 1902-2002

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263051
eISBN:
9780191734090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263051.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter discusses the contributions that were made by former Fellows of the Academy to the study of the medieval church. It states that the history of the medieval church is inseparable from the ... More


Funerals

Ralph Houlbrooke

in Death, Religion, and the Family in England, 1480–1750

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208761
eISBN:
9780191678134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208761.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter discusses funeral rites between the 15th and 18th centuries. The rites which followed death served many different purposes, including the ... More


The Priest as Pastor

Peter Marshall

in The Catholic Priesthood and the English Reformation

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204480
eISBN:
9780191676307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204480.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

To be an effective pastor, a priest must naturally reside amongst his people. In this chapter, the alleged failings of the late medieval Church in the provision of pastoral care are presented through ... More


Seeing Liturgical Interpretation

Stephen Mark Holmes

in Sacred Signs in Reformation Scotland: Interpreting Worship, 1488–1590

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198747901
eISBN:
9780191810787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747901.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Liturgical interpretation was taught primarily as a way of recalling unseen truths through things seen, done and heard—through the interpretation of rites, buildings, and objects. This chapter ... More


Formative trends in eleventh-century political life

Jean Dunbabin

in France in the Making 843–1180

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208464
eISBN:
9780191678028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208464.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In the first half of the eleventh century, the impotence of the Capetians was openly acknowledged by their subjects. The strength that kingship had derived from its new royal family—the more ... More


Popes and Jews, 1095–1291

Rebecca Rist

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198717980
eISBN:
9780191787430
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717980.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion, European Medieval History

The book explores the nature and scope of the relationship of the medieval papacy to the Jews of western Europe through a reassessment of the evidence for papal interaction with Jewish communities. ... More


English Preaching in the Late Middle Ages

H. Leith Spencer

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112037
eISBN:
9780191670664
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112037.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book is a major interdisciplinary study of English sermons written in the late fourteenth and the fifteenth centuries–a body of texts currently attracting much attention both for their own ... More


Psychopomps, Oracles, and Spirit Mediums

Nancy Mandeville Caciola

in Afterlives: The Return of the Dead in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501702617
eISBN:
9781501703478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702617.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter analyzes several spiritist cults in Southern France that formed around individuals who claimed to be in regular contact with the dead. These spirit mediums, though at first taken aback ... More


Cromwell and the English Church

Michael Everett

in The Rise of Thomas Cromwell: Power and Politics in the Reign of Henry VIII, 1485-1534

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300207422
eISBN:
9780300213089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207422.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter explores Thomas Cromwell's responsibilities involving the day-to-day operations of the English Church, such as administration, finance and monastic appointments. It presents a glimpse ... More


The Triumph of the Parish?

Joseph Bergin

in Church, Society, and Religious Change in France, 1580-1730

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300150988
eISBN:
9780300161069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300150988.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the efforts made in France to put the parish at the center of normal religious life, and to evaluate the successes and failures it encountered. This drive to make the parish ... More


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