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The Texts of the Offertories

Rebecca Maloy

in Inside the Offertory: Aspects of Chronology and Transmission

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195315172
eISBN:
9780199776252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315172.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

This chapter explores the origin and chronology of the offertories through examination of their lyrics. Many offertory lyrics depart from the Roman psalter, perhaps suggesting an origin outside Rome. ... More


The Psalter as Spiritual Weapon

Luke Dysinger OSB

in Psalmody and Prayer in the Writings of Evagrius Ponticus

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780199273201
eISBN:
9780191602986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273200.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Evagrius believed that the spiritual benefits of chanting the psalms went beyond the calming effect of psalmody on the passions. The soul is in continuous warfare against demons that employ logismoi ... More


The Psalter as Contemplative Vision

Luke Dysinger OSB

in Psalmody and Prayer in the Writings of Evagrius Ponticus

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780199273201
eISBN:
9780191602986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273200.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Evagrius believed that that Book of Psalms afforded a vision of the whole creation, including the daily struggles of the praktike, as refulgent with divine meaning. The psalter can serve as a ... More


Visual Exegesis

Susan Gillingham

in A Journey of Two Psalms: The Reception of Psalms 1 and 2 in Jewish and Christian Tradition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199652419
eISBN:
9780191766053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652419.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

Chapter 7 discusses two periods of visual exegesis. The ninth to fifteenth centuries. Christian illumination sometimes illustrates these psalms together to create an extended Christian story (Utrecht ... More


Sound in Prayer Books

Emma Dillon

in The Sense of Sound: Musical Meaning in France, 1260-1330

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199732951
eISBN:
9780199932061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732951.003.0046
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the evidence of sound in prayer via the large corpus of prayerbooks, especially the new genre of Books of Hours and Psalters. Largely the province of art historians, it argues ... More


The early years of monastic life

Joan Greatrex

in The English Benedictine Cathedral Priories: Rule and Practice, c. 1270-1420

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199250738
eISBN:
9780191728570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250738.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, History of Religion

This chapter follows the would-be monk from the day of his arrival at the monastery, seeking admission, to his profession, which usually took place at the end of the first year. It describes his ... More


Sacred Bonds: Religion, Relationships, and the Art of Pedagogy

Constance M. Furey

in The Garb of Being: Embodiment and the Pursuit of Holiness in Late Ancient Christianity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780823287024
eISBN:
9780823288908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823287024.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter explores the link between familial and religious devotion by comparing a sibling relationship enacted in poems by and about Mary Sidney Herbert, co-author of Renaissance England’s ... More


The Psalter in Edwards’ World

David P. Barshinger

in Jonathan Edwards and the Psalms: A Redemptive-Historical Vision of Scripture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199396757
eISBN:
9780199396771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199396757.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Jonathan Edwards engaged the Psalms in his Bible study, in the pulpit, and in the corporate worship of the church. This chapter sets Edwards in the context of the history of biblical interpretation, ... More


A Journey of Two Psalms: The Reception of Psalms 1 and 2 in Jewish and Christian Tradition

Susan Gillingham

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199652419
eISBN:
9780191766053
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652419.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

For two-and-a-half millennia these two psalms have been commented on, translated, painted, set to music, employed in worship, and adapted in literature, often being used disputatiously by Jews and ... More


Musical Interpretations

Susan Gillingham

in A Journey of Two Psalms: The Reception of Psalms 1 and 2 in Jewish and Christian Tradition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199652419
eISBN:
9780191766053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652419.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

Chapter 8 focuses on musical interpretations. Jewish examples include a reconstruction of Jewish cantillation of Psalm 1 by Mitchell, and, in the twentieth century, compositions for performance ... More


The Worshipping Church Expressing Its Praise

Rhys S. Bezzant

in Jonathan Edwards and the Church

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199890309
eISBN:
9780199352630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890309.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This section surveys Edwards’s approach to the shape of Sunday meetings, including his commitment to their participatory character and his understanding of the place of psalmody, hymn-singing, and ... More


English Psalms in the Middle Ages, 1300-1450

Annie Sutherland

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198726364
eISBN:
9780191793257
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198726364.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

This book explores vernacular translations, adaptations, and paraphrases of the biblical psalms, c. 1300–450. Focusing on a varied body of texts, it examines translations of the complete Psalter as ... More


A New Generation of Musical Civilities: The Quatrains de Pibrac

Kate van Orden

in Materialities: Books, Readers, and the Chanson in Sixteenth-Century Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199360642
eISBN:
9780199360666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199360642.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

During the religious wars in France (1562-1629), concerns over violence and spirituality increased, and chansons fell out of favor, particularly those setting lascivious poetry. This era ushered in ... More


Psalm Dissemination

Annie Sutherland

in English Psalms in the Middle Ages, 1300-1450

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198726364
eISBN:
9780191793257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198726364.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

Chapter 1 traces the wide dissemination of versions of the vernacular psalms, including those preserved in English primers, considering evidence supplied by the manuscripts themselves as well as ... More


Secular Choral Music of the Renaissance (1440–1625)

Chester L. Alwes

in A History of Western Choral Music, Volume 1

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780195177428
eISBN:
9780199361946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177428.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The rise of Humanism led to the creation of secular music based on texts in vernacular languages. In this chapter, the various national genres are surveyed: French chanson (both vers mesurée and ... More


The Changing Fortunes of the Guardian Angel

Richard Sowerby

in Angels in Early Medieval England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198785378
eISBN:
9780191827303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785378.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Theology

Angels were believed to play a very real part in the lives of human beings, and the Bible supported the notion that God regularly assigned angels as guardians over the souls of the living. This ... More


Confessors

Katie Ann-Marie Bugyis

in The Care of Nuns: The Ministries of Benedictine Women in England during the Central Middle Ages

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190851286
eISBN:
9780190851316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190851286.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

The chief aim of Chapter 4 is to reassess the impact of both local and more universal reform efforts to clericalize the practice of penance in communities of Benedictine nuns during the central ... More


Making Darkness Visible: The Colors of Subjection in Medieval English Psalter Illuminations

Lindsay Kaplan

in Figuring Racism in Medieval Christianity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190678241
eISBN:
9780190920364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190678241.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

This chapter demonstrates how figural inferiority shapes visual representations of Passion scenes in which dark-skinned Jews attack Jesus. These portrayals emerge in a period when accounts of the ... More


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