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Introduction

David J. Collins

in Reforming Saints: Saints' Lives and Their Authors in Germany, 1470-1530

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195329537
eISBN:
9780199870134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329537.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

An analysis of a controversy in Saxony over the 1523 canonization of the eleventh‐century bishop, Benno of Meissen, introduces the reader to the engagement of early German humanists in hagiographical ... More


 Legends Pleasing and Brightly Polished: The Holy Recluses

David J. Collins

in Reforming Saints: Saints' Lives and Their Authors in Germany, 1470-1530

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195329537
eISBN:
9780199870134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329537.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

A second large group of vitae had as subjects holy men and women who had led lives of reclusion as hermits and anchoresses. Their veneration was, in contrast to the holy bishops', geographically ... More


The Organization of the Church

T. M. Charles-Edwards

in Wales and the Britons, 350-1064

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198217312
eISBN:
9780191744778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217312.003.0019
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The fourth and final part of the book covers the church and Welsh culture, both Latin and vernacular. In Gaul, bishops almost always continued to have their sees in Roman cities, while their ... More


1 Loca sacra: Religion and the Landscape before the Reformation

Alexandra Walsham

in The Reformation of the Landscape: Religion, Identity, and Memory in Early Modern Britain and Ireland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199243556
eISBN:
9780191725081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243556.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the relationship between religion and the landscape of the British Isles from the prehistoric era to the eve of the Reformation. It explores the sacred geography of ancient ... More


Introduction

Josef W. Meri

in The Cult of Saints among Muslims and Jews in Medieval Syria

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199250783
eISBN:
9780191697968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250783.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Judaism

This chapter presents a background to the study on the cult of saints among Muslims and Jews in medieval Syria. The study aims to explain the nature and practice of the cult of saints from the ... More


Saintly Devotion

Mark Z. Christensen

in Nahua and Maya Catholicisms: Texts and Religion in Colonial Central Mexico and Yucatan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804785280
eISBN:
9780804787314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785280.003.0009
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the communal relationships with the cult of the saints. It highlights the local, cultural, temporal, and regional differences among and between Nahua and Maya testaments. ... More


Luther on Miracles

Philip M. Soergel

in Miracles and the Protestant Imagination: The Evangelical Wonder Book in Reformation Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199844661
eISBN:
9780199932856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844661.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter looks at three dimensions of Martin Luther’s teaching concerning miracles: his famous critique of the miracles long credited to the saints, his use of natural wonders to create ... More


3 Britannia sancta: Catholicism, Counter‐Reformation, and the Landscape

Alexandra Walsham

in The Reformation of the Landscape: Religion, Identity, and Memory in Early Modern Britain and Ireland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199243556
eISBN:
9780191725081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243556.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter considers how the landscape was implicated in Roman Catholicism’s struggle to resist the attempts of the Tudor and Stuart state to eradicate it. It describes how the Counter-Reformation ... More


Householders, Civic Society, and Civic Government

Sarah Rees Jones

in York: The Making of a City 1068-1350

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198201946
eISBN:
9780191746338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201946.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter assesses the growth of civic society through a focus firstly on the property interests of those who rose to positions of prominence in civic government and secondly on the development of ... More


A Religion of Tombs

James Grehan

in Twilight of the Saints: Everyday Religion in Ottoman Syria and Palestine

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199373031
eISBN:
9780199373055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373031.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The main centers of popular reverence were the tombs of saints. The routines of agrarian religion really began here—not at the mosques, religious schools, and churches, which are the fixtures of ... More


‘Englishing’ Pierre Viret: The Case of John Véron

Antoinina Bevan Zlatar

in Reformation Fictions: Polemical Protestant Dialogues in Elizabethan England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199604692
eISBN:
9780191729430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604692.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter explores a series of eight dialogues on purgatory, predestination, the cult of the saints, and clerical celibacy by the Frenchman John Véron (1561–2). Véron sugars his repudiation of ... More


Individualization and the Cult of the Martyrs: Examples from Asia Minor in the Fourth Century

Johan Leemans

in The Individual in the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199674503
eISBN:
9780191752407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674503.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Individual experience and space for individual behaviour admitted or taken in rituals lie at the heart of this chapter. Its examples from the fourth century Cappadocian cult of the martyrs do not ... More


The Cult of Saints among Muslims and Jews in Medieval Syria

Josef W. Meri

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199250783
eISBN:
9780191697968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250783.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Judaism

This book presents a study of the cult of saints among Muslims and Jews in medieval Syria and the Near East. Through case studies of saints and their devotees, discussion of the architecture of ... More


Patron Saint and Prophet: Jan Hus in the Bohemian and German Reformations

Phillip N. Haberkern

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190280734
eISBN:
9780190280758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190280734.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book analyzes the commemoration of Jan Hus (d. 1415) from the time of his death until the middle of the following century, tracing the ways in which both Hus’s supporters and his most outspoken ... More


Introduction

Robert Wiśniewski

in The Beginnings of the Cult of Relics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199675562
eISBN:
9780191817601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199675562.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The Introduction emphasizes both the novelty and importance of the cult of relics in late antique Christianity. It presents the state of the art, showing that while the early cult of relics attracts ... More


Pilgrimages of the Dream: On Wings of State in Sehwan Sharif, Pakistan

Omar Kasmani

in Muslim Pilgrimage in the Modern World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469651460
eISBN:
9781469651484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651460.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Religion

In this article, the author explains the experiences and sensations of Pakistani pilgrims toward a local pilgrimage saint and tries to locate it within the broader context of the visionary aspects of ... More


The Temptation of Graves in Salafi Islam: Iconoclasm, Destruction and Idolatry

Ondrej Beránek and Pavel Tupek

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474417570
eISBN:
9781474444774
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417570.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

In various parts of the Islamic world over the past decades, virulent attacks have targeted Islamic funeral and sacral architecture. Rather than being random acts of vandalism, these are associated ... More


Conclusions

Robert Wiśniewski

in The Beginnings of the Cult of Relics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199675562
eISBN:
9780191817601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199675562.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This part of the book summarizes the findings presented in the preceding chapters and in particular traces the chronological development of the cult of relics. It also shows this phenomenon against a ... More


Social Justice by Sacramental Observance

John D. Early

in Maya and Catholic Cultures in Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813040134
eISBN:
9780813043838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813040134.003.0023
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter describes some examples of work among the Maya by Catholic priests who, for the most part, engaged in administration of the sacraments and refrained from community projects that sought ... More


Memories of the Martyrs

L. Stephanie Cobb

in Melania: Early Christianity Through the Life of One Family

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292086
eISBN:
9780520965638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292086.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Historians of Late Ancient Christianity have often noted the appropriation of the language of martyrdom within ascetic texts. When martyrdom was no longer attainable, many authors fashioned ... More


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