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The Consolation Tradition in the Latin Church

Ronald K. Rittgers

in The Reformation of Suffering: Pastoral Theology and Lay Piety in Late Medieval and Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199795086
eISBN:
9780199950171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795086.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter opens by observing that late medieval clergymen had another source available to them as they ministered to sick and suffering Christians: consolation literature. The chapter examines the ... More


‘That Little Company of Angels’: The Tragedies of Children's Deaths

Pat Jalland

in Death in the Victorian Family

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201885
eISBN:
9780191675058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201885.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the death of children in the Victorian age. Most Victorians believe that the death of a child was the most distressing and incapacitating of all deaths. It is because a child's ... More


Consolation Literature

Neil Kenny

in Death and Tenses: Posthumous Presence in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198754039
eISBN:
9780191815782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754039.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This section examines the use of tenses to refer to the dead in a genre that was just as codified as epitaphs but more oriented toward the pain of bereavement: consolation literature. The analysis is ... More


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