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St. Francis and St. Raymond

Kenneth Baxter Wolf

in The Poverty of Riches: St. Francis of Assisi Reconsidered

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195158083
eISBN:
9780199834877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195158083.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Francis's particular experiment in poverty must be considered within the context of other contemporary Christian efforts to embrace “holy poverty” as a form of imitatio Christi. Late twelfth‐ and ... More


St. Francis and Jesus

Kenneth Baxter Wolf

in The Poverty of Riches: St. Francis of Assisi Reconsidered

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195158083
eISBN:
9780199834877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195158083.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Francis's decision to live a life of poverty was inspired by his sense of the perfect poverty of Jesus. On the basis of his understanding of the New Testament themes, Francis seems to have focused ... More


Dying Representatively: Richard II and the Politics of Mimetic Mortality

Maggie Vinter

in Last Acts: The Art of Dying on the Early Modern Stage

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823284269
eISBN:
9780823286133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823284269.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Shakespeare’s Richard II confronts usurpation by evoking the example of the Passion and so ties his anticipated death to the devotional practices of imitation. By relying on a religious tradition of ... More


Margery Kempe: The Shocking “Fool in Christ”

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/9780801451096.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the mysticism of Margery Kempe, a second late-medieval Englishwoman who sought to open her life entirely to Christian spirituality. Kempe's well-known only work, The Book of ... More


Likeness to God in Love and Suffering: Imagination, Identification, and Religious Reorientation

Claudia Welz

in Humanity in God’s Image: An Interdisciplinary Exploration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198784982
eISBN:
9780191827198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784982.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 5 addresses the ambiguity of imagination and the ability to form mental images, which are necessary, but can be misleading. With reference to Luther, religious faith is presented as a process ... More


Not the Whole Story? Moralizing Biography and Imitatio Christi

Teresa Morgan

in Fame and Infamy: Essays on Characterization in Greek and Roman Biography and Historiography

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199662326
eISBN:
9780191799174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662326.003.0024
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Plutarchan and New Testament scholarship share an interest in how stories of great individuals can teach virtue to others. Two models are widely explored: either exemplary lives illustrate timeless ... More


Sacrifice in Christian Tradition

David L. Weddle

in Sacrifice in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780814764916
eISBN:
9780814762813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814764916.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Sacrifice is pervasive in Christian theology and ethics, as the redemptive significance of Christ’s death and as the ideal of self-giving love. Paul emphasizes both meanings in his letters, and the ... More


Illness, death and beyond: the body as witness

Laurence Lux-Sterritt

in English Benedictine Nuns in Exile in the Seventeenth Century: Living Spirituality

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526110022
eISBN:
9781526124227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526110022.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Illness and death were an important part of monastic life in the seventeenth century; healthy nuns cared for their sick and dying Sisters every day. Their chronicles and obituaries emphasize the ... More


Bodies in Pain: Ancient and Modern Horizons of Expectation

L. Stephanie Cobb

in Divine Deliverance: Pain and Painlessness in Early Christian Martyr Texts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293359
eISBN:
9780520966642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293359.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Chapter One examines the cultural and social experiences of modern audiences that inevitably shape their understandings of martyr texts. These modern experiences must be recognized as foreign to the ... More


Nonviolence as Criterion of Martyrdom?

Matthew D. Lundberg

in Christian Martyrdom and Christian Violence: On Suffering and Wielding the Sword

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780197566596
eISBN:
9780197566626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197566596.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In view of the possibility of violence en route to Christian martyrdom, this chapter explores the pacifist tradition of Christian ethics and its claim that true martyrdom demands nonviolence, as that ... More


Theological and Philosophical Objections

Michael W. Austin

in Humility and Human Flourishing: A Study in Analytic Moral Theology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198830221
eISBN:
9780191869792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830221.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

This chapter considers several objections to the analysis of humility offered in chapter 2, both to defend its accuracy and to develop the view further in dialogue with alternative perspectives ... More


Violence, Jesus, and Just War Reasoning

Matthew D. Lundberg

in Christian Martyrdom and Christian Violence: On Suffering and Wielding the Sword

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780197566596
eISBN:
9780197566626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197566596.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines the deeper logic of just war thinking by analyzing its central distinction between aggressive violence and responsive violence, as well as its recognition of the threat of ... More


The Man of Sorrows: Edgar’s Disguise and Dürer’s Self-portraits

Hanna Scolnicov

in Face-to-Face in Shakespearean Drama: Ethics, Performance, Philosophy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474435680
eISBN:
9781474465014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435680.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

In King Lear, Edgar transforms himself from a young aristocrat into the mad beggar, Tom o’Bedlam. Naked except for the blanket that covers his loins, he assumes the image of the Man of Sorrows. He ... More


Christ and the Will: Agony in the Garden

Han-luen Kantzer Komline

in Augustine on the Will: A Theological Account

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190948801
eISBN:
9780190948832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190948801.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Centuries before Maximus the Confessor, Augustine had already declared in explicit terms that Christ takes on a human will distinct from his divine will. According to Augustine, possessing a distinct ... More


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