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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


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


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


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


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.


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


Love, Bodies, and Others

Michelle Voss Roberts

in Tastes of the Divine: Hindu and Christian Theologies of Emotion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823257386
eISBN:
9780823261536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257386.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Bernard of Clairvaux and Rūpa Gosvāmin are both ambivalent about the relation of the devotee's body to the eroticism of scripture; and this ambivalence is directed against “others” of their ... More


The Body of the Text and the Text of the Body: Monastic Reading and Allegorical Sub / Versions of Desire

Mark Burrows

in Scrolls of Love: Ruth and the Song of Songs

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225712
eISBN:
9780823237067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225712.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Flesh as a figure, the realized body, the poetic body, the made body: These describe in a curiously apt manner the imagined world of much of the medieval Christian reading of the Song ... More


Foundations

Sam Zeno Conedera

in Ecclesiastical Knights: The Military Orders in Castile, 1150-1330

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265954
eISBN:
9780823266968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265954.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter explains the origins of the military orders, beginning with the Templars and Hospitallers, and moving on to Santiago, Calatrava, and Alcántara. It explains why the Templars were not ... More


Early Cistercian Theology in England

Wolfgang Riehle

in The Secret Within: Hermits, Recluses, and Spiritual Outsiders in Medieval England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451096
eISBN:
9780801470936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451096.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter provides an overview of early Cistercian theology in England, focusing on key figures and ideas that will be important for the subsequent history of English mysticism. It begins with ... More


A Dilemma of Feeling

Michelle Voss Roberts

in Tastes of the Divine: Hindu and Christian Theologies of Emotion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823257386
eISBN:
9780823261536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257386.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In Bernard of Clairvaux's Christian exegesis, the biblical love poem, the Song of Songs, is an allegory for the love for God that Christians should cultivate within themselves. Reading him ... More


Sound in Prayer Books

Emma Dillon

in The Sense of Sound: Musical Meaning in France, 1260-1330

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199732951
eISBN:
9780199932061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732951.003.0046
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the evidence of sound in prayer via the large corpus of prayerbooks, especially the new genre of Books of Hours and Psalters. Largely the province of art historians, it argues ... More


Louis VII and the failure of crusade

James Naus

in Constructing Kingship: The Capetian Monarchs of France and the Early Crusades

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719090974
eISBN:
9781526115041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090974.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Chapter four examines the impact of Louis VII’s decision to join the Second Crusade in 1146 on the practise of kingship. Louis was the first French king to take the cross, and despite the disastrous ... More


Before Rupertsberg

Honey Meconi

in Hildegard of Bingen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252033155
eISBN:
9780252050725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252033155.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter introduces composer Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179), a polymath visionary who was the most prolific composer of plainchant and creator of the first musical “morality play.” It traces her ... More


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