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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


Introduction: Beyond Toleration: The Reformation before Confessionalization

Natalia Nowakowska

in King Sigismund of Poland and Martin Luther: The Reformation before Confessionalization

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198813453
eISBN:
9780191851346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813453.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

The Introduction first sketches the troubled historiography of the early Reformation in Poland, explaining why this kingdom is little visible in international scholarship on the Reformation. The ... 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


Conclusion

Michelle Armstrong-Partida

in Defiant Priests

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707735
eISBN:
9781501707827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707735.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This concluding chapter argues that medieval priests did not renounce their ministry and their ecclesiastical careers to marry and have families. Rather, in fourteenth-century Catalunya, parish ... 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


The Abbots and Priors of Late Medieval and Reformation England

Martin Heale

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198702535
eISBN:
9780191772221
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702535.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

The importance of the medieval abbot needs no particular emphasis. The monastic superiors of late medieval England ruled over thousands of monks and canons, who swore to them vows of obedience; they ... More


Conclusion

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/9781501702617.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This concluding chapter argues that the medieval Christian church, seeking to promote its central teachings on the eternity of the soul and the certainty of future bodily resurrection, tolerated a ... More


Creating Cistercian Nuns: The Women's Religious Movement and Its Reform in Thirteenth-Century Champagne

Anne E. Lester

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449895
eISBN:
9780801462955
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449895.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book addresses a central issue in the history of the medieval church: the role of women in the rise of the religious reform movement of the thirteenth century. Focusing on the county of ... More


Dante’s Muḥammad:: Parallels between Islam and Arianism

Maria Esposito Frank

in Dante and Islam

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263868
eISBN:
9780823266302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263868.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

After surveying a variety of apologetical and polemical Christian texts on Islam which circulated in medieval Eastern and Latin Christendom, this study traces the changing Christian perceptions of, ... More


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

Stephen Mark Holmes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198747901
eISBN:
9780191810787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747901.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This book studies how public worship was interpreted in Renaissance Scotland and it offers a radically new way of understanding the Scottish Reformation emphasizing continuity. It begins by defining ... More


Conscience and Authority in the Medieval Church

Alexander Murray

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198208839
eISBN:
9780191799952
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208839.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, History of Religion

We are born and die alone, and are often alone in between. But this is true of all human beings, in their millions. So in another sense we are not alone at all, quite the opposite. To manage other ... More


King Sigismund of Poland and Martin Luther: The Reformation before Confessionalization

Natalia Nowakowska

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198813453
eISBN:
9780191851346
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813453.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This first major study of the early Reformation and Polish monarchy for over a century asks why Crown and church in the reign of King Sigismund I (1506–48) did not persecute Lutherans. It offers a ... More


The Last German Jews

Ruth Gay

in Safe Among the Germans: Liberated Jews After World War II

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092714
eISBN:
9780300133127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092714.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on the small town of Deggendorf in southeast Bavaria, which has long had a bad reputation in Jewish chronicles. The Jews of the town were massacred, their property confiscated, ... More


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