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The New Inquisitions: Heretic-Hunting and the Intellectual Origins of Modern Totalitarianism

Arthur Versluis

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195306378
eISBN:
9780199850914
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306378.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book provides an investigation into the intellectual origins of totalitarianism. The book unveils the connections between heretic-hunting in early and medieval Christianity, and the emergence of ... More


Margins and Metropolis: Authority across the Byzantine Empire

Judith Herrin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153018
eISBN:
9781400845224
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153018.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This volume explores the political, cultural, and ecclesiastical forces that linked the metropolis of Byzantium to the margins of its far-flung empire. Focusing on the provincial region of Hellas and ... More


Margery Kempe and the Lonely Reader

Rebecca Krug

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705335
eISBN:
9781501708169
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705335.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Since its rediscovery in 1934, the fifteenth-century Book of Margery Kempe has become a canonical text for students of medieval Christian mysticism and spirituality. Its author was a ... More


The Lost Crown of Synagoga: Converts from Judaism in Medieval Christendom

Elisheva Carlebach

in Divided Souls: Converts from Judaism in Germany, 1500-1750

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300084108
eISBN:
9780300133066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300084108.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the obsession of medieval Christianity with gathering Jewish converts. It states that despite being frequently asked to convert by well-intentioned missionaries and the elite ... More


Gaelic and Catholic in the early middle ages

Bernhard Maier

in Irish Catholic Identities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719097317
eISBN:
9781781708569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097317.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The chapter outlines the salient features of early Irish ecclesiastical organisation. Some characteristic forms of liturgy, piety and devotion are indicated. Among the issues addressed is the ... More


Penitential Ecstasy: The Dark Night of the Soul

Gananath Obeyesekere

in The Awakened Ones: Phenomenology of Visionary Experience

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153621
eISBN:
9780231527309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153621.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter analyzes the rich visionary traditions in medieval Christianity. It first analyzes the visions of Julian of Norwich, the first known female author in England. These visions are recorded ... More


The Resurrection of the Body and the Life Everlasting: Medieval Christianity

Erin Lambert

in Singing the Resurrection: Body, Community, and Belief in Reformation Europe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190661649
eISBN:
9780190661670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190661649.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 1 explores the central role that the promise of universal resurrection and its enactment in the liturgy played in the constitution of the late medieval Christian community of faith. Together, ... More


Meditating Death in Medieval and Early Modern Devotional Writing: From Bonaventure to Luther

Mark Chinca

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198861980
eISBN:
9780191894787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861980.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

Meditating about death and the afterlife was one of the most important techniques that Christian societies in medieval and early modern Europe had at their disposal for developing a sense of ... More


Saintly People

Steven A. Epstein

in The Talents of Jacopo da Varagine: A Genoese Mind in Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700507
eISBN:
9781501703614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700507.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the distinctive and revealing aspects of Jacopo's work and his original contributions to standard narratives. It looks at some of the saints' lives included in the Legenda Aurea ... More


Introduction: The Scandals of God’s Servant

Matthew Bryan Gillis

in Heresy and Dissent in the Carolingian Empire: The Case of Gottschalk of Orbais

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198797586
eISBN:
9780191839153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198797586.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

Gottschalk of Orbais was an exceptional religious dissenter and heretic in the Carolingian Empire, whose Christianity required cooperation with ecclesiastical superiors and willing participation in ... More


Neoplatonism and the Renaissance

Irving Singer

in The Nature of Love: Courtly and Romantic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262512732
eISBN:
9780262315128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262512732.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses the model of thinking put forth by Dante in his effort to establish harmony between human love and religious love. This model has been put to good use by philosophers in the ... More


Conclusion

Sethina Watson

in On Hospitals: Welfare, Law, and Christianity in Western Europe, 400-1320

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198847533
eISBN:
9780191882210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847533.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

The conclusion reflects on some of the main findings from the book, especially its implications for a view of the relationship between church and world. It considers the changing efforts of ... More


Angels in Early Medieval England

Richard Sowerby

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198785378
eISBN:
9780191827303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785378.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Theology

In the modern world, angels perhaps seem to be no more than a symbol—something encountered only on the top of Christmas trees, or seemingly emblematic of Christian beliefs at their most traditional ... More


Introduction: Memorare novissima tua

Mark Chinca

in Meditating Death in Medieval and Early Modern Devotional Writing: From Bonaventure to Luther

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198861980
eISBN:
9780191894787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861980.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

Christian devotional culture took very seriously the instruction of the Bible maxim “In all thy works remember thy last end [memorare novissima tua] and thou shalt never sin” (Sirach 7:40). From it ... More


Early Medieval Christian and Muslim Attitudes to Pagan Law: A Comparison

Michael Cook

in Islam and its Past: Jahiliyya, Late Antiquity, and the Qur'an

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198748496
eISBN:
9780191811081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198748496.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter compares early-medieval Christian and Islamic ideas regarding the acceptability or otherwise of pagan law under the monotheist dispensation. It argues that by and large there is a clear ... More


Ticking Clock, Vibrating String: How Time Sense Oscillates Between Religion and Machine

Wolfgang Ernst

in Deus in Machina: Religion, Technology, and the Things in Between

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823249800
eISBN:
9780823252480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249800.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents a media-archaeological approach to the study of religion and technology in order to reformulate religious practices in technological terms. The chapter focuses on the historical ... More


Heresy and Dissent in the Carolingian Empire: The Case of Gottschalk of Orbais

Matthew Bryan Gillis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198797586
eISBN:
9780191839153
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198797586.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

Heresy and Dissent in the Carolingian Empire: The Case of Gottschalk of Orbais recounts the history of an exceptional ninth-century religious outlaw. Frankish Christianity required obedience to ... More


Science as Fiction, Fiction as Science

Anke Finger, Rainer Guldin, and Gustavo Bernardo

in Vilém Flusser: An Introduction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674787
eISBN:
9781452947211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674787.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter talks about “fiction” as it is used in scientific contexts and describes Vilém Flusser’s efforts to close the gap between the natural sciences and the humanities through Don Ihde’ ... More


Conclusion: Heresy and Dissent in the Carolingian Empire

Matthew Bryan Gillis

in Heresy and Dissent in the Carolingian Empire: The Case of Gottschalk of Orbais

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198797586
eISBN:
9780191839153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198797586.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

Gottschalk of Orbais was an exceptional ninth-century religious dissenter and heretic in the Carolingian Empire, whose literary and spiritual self-representations, his Augustinian-based theology of ... More


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