Contemplations of the Dread and Love of God

Contemplations of the Dread and Love of God

by Margaret Connolly, Richard Rolle
     
 


Contemplations of the Dread and Love of God (also known as Fervor Amoris) is a late Middle English devotional prose text--a manual of guidance for the spiritual and ethical life directed at the lay population of both sexes, rather than at a monastic audience. It is a useful index of English popular spirituality since its circulation seems to have…  See more details below

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Contemplations of the Dread and Love of God (also known as Fervor Amoris) is a late Middle English devotional prose text--a manual of guidance for the spiritual and ethical life directed at the lay population of both sexes, rather than at a monastic audience. It is a useful index of English popular spirituality since its circulation seems to have been extensive: it survives in sixteen manuscripts dating from the first half of the fifteenth century, and two early sixteenth-century printed editions. This first critical edition of the text is based on one manuscript, with variant readings cited from the other witnesses where necessary. The volume has a full critical apparatus and an introduction which discusses manuscript relations, matters of textual criticism, editorial technique, language, and dating.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780197223055
Publisher:
Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date:
01/10/2001
Series:
Early English Text Society Original Series, #30
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
5.63(w) x 8.81(h) x 0.76(d)

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