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Do Penance or Perish: Magdalen Asylums in Ireland

Frances Finnegan

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174601
eISBN:
9780199849901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174601.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book traces the development of Ireland's Magdalen Asylums, which are the homes that were founded in the mid-nineteenth century for the detention of prostitutes undergoing reform. The inmates of ... More


Marcellus

Sara Parvis

in Marcellus of Ancyra and the Lost Years of the Arian Controversy 325-345

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199280131
eISBN:
9780191603792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199280134.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter presents Marcellus as the ambitious and capable young canon law-maker responsible for the 314 Synod of Ancyra, with its 25 canons on penance, the recent persecution, and other subjects. ... More


From Confession to Reconciliation and Back: Sacramental Penance

W. David Myers

in From Trent to Vatican II: Historical and Theological Investigations

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195178067
eISBN:
9780199784905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195178068.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter explores changes in sacramental penance. It is shown that the form of confession prevalent today is a product of the High Middle Ages and the religious reforms of the Council of Trent. ... More


The Sacramental Cure

Christopher M. Cullen

in Bonaventure

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195149258
eISBN:
9780199785131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149258.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Bonaventure uses “sacrament” to refer to all signs of faith in the Redeemer, even those that are not explicitly focused on Jesus of Nazareth. He refers to this as the “diversity” of the sacraments. ... More


Difunta Correa

Frank Graziano

in Cultures of Devotion: Folk Saints of Spanish America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195171303
eISBN:
9780199785193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171303.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter explores the devotion to Difunta Correa, a prominent folk saint in western Argentina. It examines myth development, particularly in relation to Difunta Correa’s miraculous breast; ... More


Proportionate Sentencing: Exploring the Principles

Andrew von Hirsch and Andrew Ashworth

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272600
eISBN:
9780191709692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272600.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The principle that a sentence should be proportionate to the seriousness of the offence remains at the centre of penal practice and scholarly debate. This book explores highly topical aspects of ... More


Purgation in the Sixth and Seventh Centuries

Isabel Moreira

in Heaven's Purge: Purgatory in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199736041
eISBN:
9780199894628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736041.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines writers on purgatory in the sixth and seventh centuries, including Julianus Pomerius, Caesarius of Arles, and Gregory the Great. It also examines ideas about postmortem ... More


Purgatory, Penitentials, and the Irish Question

Isabel Moreira

in Heaven's Purge: Purgatory in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199736041
eISBN:
9780199894628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736041.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter challenges a school of thought that proposes that purgatory emerged in the seventh century as a result of the contact of Mediterranean Christianity with Irish religious culture. It gives ... More


The Apocryphal Adam and Eve in Medieval Europe: Vernacular Translations and Adaptations of the Vita Adae et Evae

Brian Murdoch

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199564149
eISBN:
9780191721328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564149.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This book examines the development in medieval European literature of the story of Adam and Eve after the expulsion from paradise. The gaps in what the Bible records of their lives were filled in ... More


Johannes Gropper’s Doctrine of Justification in the Enchiridion (1538)

Brian Lugioyo

in Martin Bucer’s Doctrine of Justification: Reformation Theology and Early Modern Irenicism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195387360
eISBN:
9780199866663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387360.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter 4 explores the moderate Catholic view of justification in Johannes Gropper’s Enchiridion of 1538. Gropper was instrumental in formulating the agreements on justification reached at Worms in ... More


Performance and Penance: The Cristo and Christian Evangelization in New Spain

Jennifer Scheper Hughes

in Biography of a Mexican Crucifix: Lived Religion and Local Faith from the Conquest to the Present

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195367065
eISBN:
9780199867370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367065.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

In the sixteenth century, the Spanish missionary friar, Antonio Roa, employed the Cristo Aparecido as an instrument for the conversion and evangelization of the indigenous Christians of Morelos, ... More


From Penitence to Evidence: Drama and the Legal Reformation

Lorna Hutson

in The Invention of Suspicion: Law and Mimesis in Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199212439
eISBN:
9780191707209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212439.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines representations of evidence gathering in 15th-century homiletic and dramatic texts, and finds that within the penitential theology of the period, these are ways of figuring the ... More


Penance: A Brief History

ANDREA HOPKINS

in The Sinful Knights: A Study of Middle English Penitential Romance

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117629
eISBN:
9780191671029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117629.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter provides a description of penance in the romances, and its subsequent bearing towards a greater resemblance to the ‘solemn penance’ meted out in the Middle Ages. It contains a brief ... More


Reform and Its Application

J. M. Wallace‐Hadrill

in The Frankish Church

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269069
eISBN:
9780191600777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269064.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Church History

An analysis is made of reform of the Frankish Church and its application in the Carolingian period. There are three sections. The first, ‘Legislation and Exhortation’, goes chronologically through ... More


The Formulation of the Faith

Colin Morris

in The Papal Monarchy: The Western Church from 1050 to 1250

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269250
eISBN:
9780191600708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269250.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Serious theological thinking still tended to be monastic, but cathedral schools were increasingly applying methods derived from logic to theology: an approach in which Abelard was famous. Some of ... More


Repaying Moral Debts: Self‐Punishment and Restitution

Linda Radzik

in Making Amends: Atonement in Morality, Law, and Politics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195373660
eISBN:
9780199871971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373660.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The chapter focuses on the conception of atonement as repayment of a moral debt. The metaphor of moral debt and repayment is traditionally developed in two ways. First, retributivism and satisfaction ... More


Penance

Henry Chadwick

in The Church in Ancient Society: From Galilee to Gregory the Great

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246953
eISBN:
9780191600463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246955.003.0062
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Debates about the theory and practice of penance in the early Church were governed by the underlying question of whether the Church was ‘a society of saints or a school for sinners’, with the latter ... More


Vicarious Atonement

Frank Graziano

in Wounds of Love: The Mystical Marriage of Saint Rose of Lima

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195136401
eISBN:
9780199835164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195136403.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Discusses how Rose of Lima, on the model of Christ, offered herself as a sacrificial victim to expiate the sins of natives, Spaniards, and Creoles in the New World. Rose of Lima’s patronage is ... More


Johannes Geiler Von Kaysersberg (1445–1510): Pastoral Care and Human Responsibility

David C. Steinmetz

in Reformers in the Wings: From Geiler von Kaysersberg to Theodore Beza

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130485
eISBN:
9780199869008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130480.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Geiler von Kaysersberg was a famous preacher in the city of Strasbourg who lived in the period before Reformation. This chapter compares Geiler's theory of preaching, which linked preaching to the ... More


St. Francis and His Audience

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:
10.1093/0195158083.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Francis was the son of a prominent cloth merchant and as such his early life was spent immersed in burgher culture. When he decided to renounce his place in society and live a life of voluntary ... More


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