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The Personal Correspondence of Hildegard of Bingen

Joseph L. Baird (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195308228
eISBN:
9780199784882
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195308220.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Hildegard of Bingen was one of the most notable women of the 12th century, as even a cursory glance at the recipients of her correspondence will suggest. The present volume concentrates on her ... More


Accusations of Heresy

Constant J. Mews

in Abelard and Heloise

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195156881
eISBN:
9780199835423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195156889.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Accusations of heresy. This chapter considers accusations of heresy made against Abelard by William of St Thierry and Bernard of Clairvaux in 1140/41. It considers how Abelard ... More


“Let Him Kiss Me with the Kisses of His Mouth!”: Bernard and the Song of Songs

David W. Kling

in The Bible in History: How the Texts Have Shaped the Times

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195130089
eISBN:
9780199835393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130081.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter focuses on the history of interpretation of the Song of Songs, with a particular attention given to Bernard of Clairvaux’s Sermons on the Song of Songs. It also considers the important ... More


Mystic as Experienced Exegete: Bernard of Clairvaux

S.J. William Harmless

in Mystics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195300383
eISBN:
9780199851560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300383.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Bernard of Clairvaux (1090–1153), an early Cistercian and the best-known preacher of his day, brought a passionate and poetic eloquence to his exegesis of the biblical Song of Songs and in the ... More


The World after the Schism: One Thing after Another, 1140–1145

Brian Patrick McGuire

in Bernard of Clairvaux: An Inner Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751042
eISBN:
9781501751554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751042.003.0009
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter studies how, in the years that followed the final departure of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux from Italy, he encountered what might be called “one damn thing after another,” the chaos that ... More


Business as Usual in Preparing for Death

Brian Patrick McGuire

in Bernard of Clairvaux: An Inner Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751042
eISBN:
9781501751554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751042.003.0011
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter shows how the last years of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, from 1150 until his death on 20 August 1153, were spent in a flurry of activities that provide little indication that he was a ... More


From the New Monastery to the Valley of Light, 1115–1124

Brian Patrick McGuire

in Bernard of Clairvaux: An Inner Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751042
eISBN:
9781501751554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751042.003.0004
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines how Saint Bernard founded Clairvaux Abbey. Bernard's desire was to save souls by bringing them to the monastery and keeping them there. He confided that his only concern was “to ... More


Healing a Divided Church, 1130–1135

Brian Patrick McGuire

in Bernard of Clairvaux: An Inner Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751042
eISBN:
9781501751554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751042.003.0007
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter describes how in the first years of the 1130s, Saint Bernard of Clairvaux became a European figure, involving himself in the ecclesiastical and secular politics of his time and ... More


Mystics

William Harmless

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195300383
eISBN:
9780199851560
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300383.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Mystics are path-breaking religious practitioners who claim to have experience of the infinite, word-defying mystery that is God. Many have been gifted writers with an uncanny ability to communicate ... More


Victory and Defeat: A Conflicted Church, 1136–1140

Brian Patrick McGuire

in Bernard of Clairvaux: An Inner Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751042
eISBN:
9781501751554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751042.003.0008
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter explores how the autumn and early winter of 1135–36 provided sufficient time for Saint Bernard to give his first sermons on the Song of Songs at Clairvaux and also to familiarize himself ... More


Preaching a Crusade and Leaving Miracles Behind, 1146–1150

Brian Patrick McGuire

in Bernard of Clairvaux: An Inner Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751042
eISBN:
9781501751554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751042.003.0010
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter illustrates how Saint Bernard of Clairvaux accepted an invitation to preach what in his age was called a pilgrimage (peregrinatio), while we use the term “crusade.” The idea was that the ... More


The New Monastic Orders

Colin Morris

in The Papal Monarchy: The Western Church from 1050 to 1250

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269250
eISBN:
9780191600708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269250.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The experiments with hermits (Ch. 3) grew into new and elaborate orders, extending throughout Christendom, and these in turn gave rise to fierce controversy with the champions of older orders. With ... More


The Bible in History: How the Texts Have Shaped the Times

David W. Kling

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195130089
eISBN:
9780199835393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130081.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book examines the dynamic interplay between scripture and society. Kling traces the story of how specific biblical texts have at different times emerged to be the inspiration of movements that ... More


Psychosexual Faith

Frank Graziano

in Wounds of Love: The Mystical Marriage of Saint Rose of Lima

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195136401
eISBN:
9780199835164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195136403.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Song of Songs, the sin in Eden, and Mary Magdalen are discussed as prelude to a fundamental paradox of mysticism: the love of God by female mystics vowed to virginity is represented as corporal ... More


The Monastic Paradigm and the Romanesque Style

Richard Viladesau

in The Beauty of the Cross: The Passion of Christ in Theology and the Arts from the Catacombs to the Eve of the Renaissance

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195188110
eISBN:
9780199784738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019518811X.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Romanesque ivory crucifix of Fernand and Sancha, with a smiling victorious Christ reigning from the cross, illustrates the aesthetic mediation of soteriology in the early middle ages. The theme ... More


The Learned Turn of the High Middle Ages

John Willinsky

in The Intellectual Properties of Learning: A Prehistory from Saint Jerome to John Locke

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226487922
eISBN:
9780226488080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226488080.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The High Middle Ages was a time of great learning in the Latin West between the monasteries and cathedral schools. Anselm of Canterbury showed great intellectual daring in providing a logical proof ... More


A Short Discourse on the Spiritual Senses

Aviad Kleinberg

in The Sensual God: How the Senses Make the Almighty Senseless

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174701
eISBN:
9780231540247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174701.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Where we first hear about these senseless senses and realize their many uses.


Monastic Commitment and Church Politics, 1124–1129

Brian Patrick McGuire

in Bernard of Clairvaux: An Inner Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751042
eISBN:
9781501751554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751042.003.0005
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter details how, until he left for Italy in the early 1130s and became involved in resolving the papal schism, Saint Bernard spent most of his time at his monastery of Clairvaux. The years ... More


Diarmait Mac Murchada and the Coming of the Anglo-Normans

F. X. MARTIN

in A New History of Ireland: Volume II, Medieval Ireland 1169–1534

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199539703
eISBN:
9780191701184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539703.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter discusses the following: nationalist tradition, false analogy with conquest in England, a revolution in writing; Irish annals; Diarmait Mac Murchada; church reform and Anglo-Norman ... More


A Saint’s Origins

Brian Patrick McGuire

in Bernard of Clairvaux: An Inner Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751042
eISBN:
9781501751554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751042.003.0003
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter traces the origins of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux. The site of Bernard's birth is a hill on the outskirts of Dijon, the capital of Burgundy. He was the third of seven children born to ... More


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