Corpus Christi: The Eucharist in Late Medieval Culture / Edition 1 by Miri Rubin | 9780521438056 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Corpus Christi: The Eucharist in Late Medieval Culture / Edition 1

Corpus Christi: The Eucharist in Late Medieval Culture / Edition 1

by Miri Rubin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521438055

ISBN-13: 9780521438056

Pub. Date: 10/28/1992

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book studies later medieval culture (c. 1150-1500) through its central symbol: the eucharist. From the twelfth century onward the eucharist was designed by the Church as the foremost sacrament. The claim that this ritual brought into presence Christ's own body, and offered it to believers, underpinned the sacramental system and the clerical meditation upon

Overview

This book studies later medieval culture (c. 1150-1500) through its central symbol: the eucharist. From the twelfth century onward the eucharist was designed by the Church as the foremost sacrament. The claim that this ritual brought into presence Christ's own body, and offered it to believers, underpinned the sacramental system and the clerical meditation upon which it depended. The book explores the context in which the sacramental world was created and the cultural processes through which it was disseminated, interpreted and used. With attention to the variety of eucharistic meanings and practices, the book moves from the "design" of the eucharist in the twelfth century to its redesign in the sixteenth—a story of the emergence of a symbol, its use and interpretation and final transformation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521438056
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1992
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
452
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Designing the eucharist: new ideas and procedures in the mass from c. 1000; 2. Beyond design: teaching and reception of the eucharist; 3. A feast is born: Corpus Christi - the eucharistic feast; 4. The living feast: sermons, fraternities, processions and drama; 5. Symbols in motion: the many readings of the eucharist; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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