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‘Superstitious enemies of the flesh’? The Variety of Benedictine Responses to the Enlightenment

Dom Aidan Bellenger

in Religious Change in Europe 1650–1914: Essays for John McManners

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205968
eISBN:
9780191676871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205968.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

The thinkers of the European Enlightenment were born into a Christian world and, however jaundiced the views of many of them became of the ‘ascetic, superstitious enemies of the flesh’, it is ... More


Introduction

Steven Vanderputten

in Imagining Religious Leadership in the Middle Ages: Richard of Saint-Vanne and the Politics of Reform

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453779
eISBN:
9780801456305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453779.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This introductory chapter describes the emergence of the most influential Carolingian abbots—such as Burgundy Odilo of Cluny, William of Dijon, and Poppo of Stavelot—in the history of Western ... More


Conclusion

Steven Vanderputten

in Imagining Religious Leadership in the Middle Ages: Richard of Saint-Vanne and the Politics of Reform

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453779
eISBN:
9780801456305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453779.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This concluding chapter argues that scholars have continued to rely on classic notions of monastic reform, monastic networking, and abbatial leadership to justify Richard's relevance to the ... More


Kings and Law

John Hudson

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: 871-1216

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198260301
eISBN:
9780191740640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260301.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The history of the laws of England begins before England was a political entity. King Alfred defeated the Danes who were invading his kingdom of Wessex in the last decades of the ninth century. In ... More


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