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The Life and Afterlife of St. Elizabeth of Hungary: Testimony from her Canonization Hearings

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199732586
eISBN:
9780199894895
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732586.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book is a study and translation of the testimony given by witnesses at the canonization hearings of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, who died in 1231 at age 24 in Marburg, Germany. In January 1233 and ... More


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


Conclusion: Acts of Faith Transformed by Grace

Mallory McDuff

in Natural Saints: How People of Faith are Working to Save God's Earth

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195379570
eISBN:
9780199869084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379570.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The conclusion draws connections between the lessons revealed by the stories in each chapter. This chapter notes that the saints in the book lead ordinary lives touched by both passion and grace. ... More


Impolitic Bodies: Poetry, Saints, and Society in Fifteenth-Century England: The Work of Osbern Bokenham

Sheila Delany

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109887
eISBN:
9780199855216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109887.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book breaks important ground in 15th-century scholarship, a critical site of cultural study. The book examines the work of English Augustinian friar Osbern Bokenham, and explores the relations ... More


Debating the Saints’ Cult in the Age of Gregory the Great

Matthew Dal Santo (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199646791
eISBN:
9780199949939
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646791.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book argues that the Dialogues on the Miracles of the Italian Fathers, Pope Gregory the Great's (590–604) most controversial work, should be considered from the perspective of a wide-ranging ... More


England the Nation: Language, Literature, and National Identity, 1290-1340

Thorlac Turville-Petre

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122791
eISBN:
9780191671548
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122791.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book pays attention to the earlier fourteenth century in England as a literary period in its own right. It surveys the wide range of writings by the generation before Geoffrey Chaucer, and ... More


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


Anselm

Sandra Visser and Thomas Williams

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195309386
eISBN:
9780199852123
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309386.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book offers a brief introduction to the life and thought of Saint Anselm (c. 1033–1109). Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury for the last sixteen years of his life, is one of the foremost ... More


Perfect Fools: Folly for Christ's Sake in Catholic and Orthodox Spirituality

John Saward

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192132307
eISBN:
9780191670046
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192132307.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book tells the story of those who have taken Jesus and his apostles at their word and have received from God the rare and terrible charism of holy folly. The book encounters a wide variety of ... More


Cultures of Devotion: Folk Saints of Spanish America

Frank Graziano

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195171303
eISBN:
9780199785193
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171303.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book presents an interpretive overview of folk saint devotions in the Spanish-speaking Americas. The chapters are dedicated to folk saints from Argentina, Mexico, and Peru: Difunta Correa, ... More


Christian Prophecy: The Post-Biblical Tradition

Niels Christian Hvidt

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195314472
eISBN:
9780199785346
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314472.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Throughout the Hebrew Bible, God guides and saves his people through the words of his prophets. When the prophets are silenced, the people easily lose their way. What happened after the incarnation, ... More


 The Anatomy of Devotion:: The Life and Poetry of Karaikkal Ammaiyar

Elaine Craddock

in Women's Lives, Women's Rituals in the Hindu Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195177060
eISBN:
9780199785438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177060.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter focuses on Karaikkal Ammaiyar, also know as Punitavati, one of the Tamil nayanmar, or Shaivite saints. Before Punitavati became Karaikkal Ammaiyar, she was married to a merchant, but her ... More


Beauty and Revelation in the Thought of Saint Augustine

Carol Harrison

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263425
eISBN:
9780191682544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263425.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This book places Saint Augustine's theology in a new context by considering what he has to say about beauty. It demonstrates how a theological understanding of beauty revealed in the created, ... More


 Baptism

Crawford Gribben

in God's Irishmen: Theological Debates in Cromwellian Ireland

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195325317
eISBN:
9780199785605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325317.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter documents Irish Cromwellian debates about baptism. Those on the radical left of Puritanism, such as Quakers and Seekers, argued that baptism was redundant in the age of the Spirit. ... More


Introduction

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.intro
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter establishes the cultural and thematic contexts for understanding folk saint devotions. It explores the nature of devotion, the means by which devotions are initiated and disseminated, ... More


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

Lisa M. Bitel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195336528
eISBN:
9780199868599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336528.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Early Christian Studies

The book is about two unique legendary holy women—Genovefa (Geneviève) of Paris and Brigit of Kildare—who lived in the same historical period religious conversions and barbarian invasions of ... More


Conclusions

Michael W. Dols and Diana E. Immisch

in Majnūn: The Madman in Medieval Islamic Society

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202219
eISBN:
9780191675218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202219.003.0017
Subject:
History, World Medieval History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In dealing with the concept of insanity in medieval Islamic society several subtopics also emerge such as, what constitutes sanity? A major objective of this study has been to place the subject in ... More


Names and Naming Patterns in England 1538–1700

Scott Smith-Bannister

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206637
eISBN:
9780191677250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206637.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This book contains the results of the first large-scale quantitative investigation of naming practices in early modern England. It traces the history of the fundamentally ... More


Genovefa’s Territory

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/9780195336528.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Early Christian Studies

This chapter recounts the life of Genovefa (Saint Geneviève) from her birth at Nanterre ca. 420 to her death ca. 509 in Paris, as told by her earliest 6th-century biographer. Although a woman, and ... More


A Republican Saint‐Simonian: Eugène Pelletan and the Transformation of Nineteenth‐Century Republicanism

Sudhir Hazareesingh

in Intellectual Founders of the Republic: Five Studies in Nineteenth-Century French Political Thought

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199247943
eISBN:
9780191599446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247943.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In this chapter the life and writings of Pelletan are examined, with particular emphasis on his articulation of republican doctrine during the 1850s and 1860s. The chapter challenges the prevailing ... More


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