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Drawing Together: The Cooperative Impulse in Liberal Religious Thought

David Mislin

in Saving Faith: Making Religious Pluralism an American Value at the Dawn of the Secular Age

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453946
eISBN:
9781501701436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453946.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores how the liberal Protestants sought to unite in an effort to restore their influence. While some of these cooperative endeavors led to the establishment of institutions that ... More


Mors: A Critical Biography

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/9781501702617.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter discusses the interrelationships of body and soul from a Christian theological viewpoint. It takes up the foundational Christian mythology of death and resurrection, the formation of the ... More


A Kingdom of Stargazers: Astrology and Authority in the Late Medieval Crown of Aragon

Michael A. Ryan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449840
eISBN:
9780801463150
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449840.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Astrology in the Middle Ages was considered a branch of the magical arts, one informed by Jewish and Muslim scientific knowledge in Muslim Spain. Using the stars and planets to divine the future ran ... More


Leprosy in the Byzantine Empire

Timothy S. Miller and John W. Nesbitt

in Walking Corpses: Leprosy in Byzantium and the Medieval West

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451355
eISBN:
9780801470776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451355.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter recounts the history of leprosy in Byzantine society beginning in the fourth century. Cases of elephantiasis seem to have multiplied at the very time when the Eastern Empire was still ... 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


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


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