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Angelic Speech

Michel de Certeau, Luce Giard, and Michael B. Smith

in The Mystic Fable, Volume Two: The Sixteenth And Seventeenth Centuries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226209135
eISBN:
9780226209272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226209272.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The chapter begins with some general background material on the astonishingly high population attributed to angels, both in the Bible and during the medieval period. The angel is at once numerous and ... 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


The Rules of the Otherworld

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/9780198785378.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Theology

This chapter explores Anglo-Saxon beliefs about the fate of the soul after death. Early medieval Christians possessed a number of apparently eyewitness accounts about the afterlife, many of which ... More


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