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Medieval Varieties of Believing

Ethan H. Shagan

in The Birth of Modern Belief

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691174747
eISBN:
9780691184944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174747.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter discusses how, for medieval Christians, belief was a way of negotiating this characteristic predicament of a religion that posits an utterly transcendent deity but then desires to know ... More


Holy Matter: Changing Perceptions of the Material World in Late Medieval Christianity

Sara Ritchey

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452536
eISBN:
9780801470950
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452536.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

A magnificent proliferation of new Christ-centered devotional practices reveals profound changes in the Western Christian temperament of the twelfth century and beyond. This change has often been ... More


What Are Jews For?: History and the Purpose Question

Adam Sutcliffe

in What Are Jews For?: History, Peoplehood, and Purpose

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691188805
eISBN:
9780691201931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691188805.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores over four centuries of debate among both Jews and non–Jews on the “Jewish purpose” question. It explains the historical unfolding of ideas and arguments and captures both the ... More


Art and Truth after Plato

Tom Rockmore

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226040028
eISBN:
9780226040165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226040165.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Despite its foundational role in the history of philosophy, Plato's famous argument that art does not have access to truth or knowledge is now rarely examined, in part because recent philosophers ... More


The Devil’s Hoofs: The Medieval Roots of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion

Jeffrey R. Woolf

in The Paranoid Apocalypse: A Hundred-Year Retrospective on The Protocols of the Elders of Zion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748923
eISBN:
9780814748930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748923.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter covers the pervasive medieval Christian association of Jews with the devil, such as the assumption of an undying hatred of Jews for Christians and the tendency to see the Jew not as a ... More


Conclusion

Nancy Mandeville Caciola

in Afterlives: The Return of the Dead in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501702617
eISBN:
9781501703478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702617.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This concluding chapter argues that the medieval Christian church, seeking to promote its central teachings on the eternity of the soul and the certainty of future bodily resurrection, tolerated a ... More


Psychopomps, Oracles, and Spirit Mediums

Nancy Mandeville Caciola

in Afterlives: The Return of the Dead in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501702617
eISBN:
9781501703478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702617.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter analyzes several spiritist cults in Southern France that formed around individuals who claimed to be in regular contact with the dead. These spirit mediums, though at first taken aback ... More


Varieties of Monotheism and the Three Rings

Guy G. Stroumsa

in The Idea of Semitic Monotheism: The Rise and Fall of a Scholarly Myth

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780192898685
eISBN:
9780191925207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192898685.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

While the idea of Semitic monotheism only emerged in the mid-nineteenth century as a variegated religious phenomenon, monotheism has a much more ancient history. The present chapter will first ... More


Religion and belief in university practices

Adam Dinham, Alp Arat, and Martha Shaw

in Religion and Belief Literacy: Reconnecting a Chain of Learning

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781447344636
eISBN:
9781447344681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447344636.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter assesses religion and belief in university practices. In many ways, universities continue to reflect their Christian medieval roots (directly or by pastiche), hanging on to the gowns and ... More


Columbanus and the Peoples of Post-Roman Europe

Alexander O'Hara

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190857967
eISBN:
9780190857998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190857967.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

From 550 to 750 monastic culture became more firmly entrenched in Western Europe. The role of monasteries and their relationship to the social world around them was transformed during this period as ... More


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