Dissent and Order in the Middle Ages

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The study of the conflict between religious orthodoxy and heresy in the Middle Ages has long been a controversial field. Though the sectarian differences of the past have faded in intensity, the varieties of academic correctness that today inform historical studies are quite likely to give rise to a number of interpretations, sometimes providing more information about the sympathies of contemporary historians than the beliefs, feelings, and actions of Medieval people. In this book, Jeffrey Burton Russell provides...
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Paper Back New In approaching this book, it's best we keep in mind the necessity of both dissent and order in determining an orthodox, catholic position: that being the fullest ... understanding of the truth. Such a ''creative tension'' can encompass both the tenability of tradition and the personal experience of the individual. Beginning from the Council of Chalcedon in 451 (a convenient break in the gradual shift from theological questions toward issues of an increasingly moral nature), Jeffrey Burton Russell presents this concise overview of an incredibly long and complex list of heresies (in all their fascinating forms) through the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. His inclusive design also allows for discussion of various other movements finding their origin in this era--antisemitism, apocalypticism, evangelism and mysticism--revealing undercurrents which the Reformation and future conflicts would confirm. And though humanity's penchant for divergence (often by rather violent and destructive mea Read more Show Less

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The study of the conflict between religious orthodoxy and heresy in the Middle Ages has long been a controversial field. Though the sectarian differences of the past have faded in intensity, the varieties of academic correctness that today inform historical studies are quite likely to give rise to a number of interpretations, sometimes providing more information about the sympathies of contemporary historians than the beliefs, feelings, and actions of Medieval people. In this book, Jeffrey Burton Russell provides a fresh overview of the subject from the Council of Chalcedon (451 A.D.) to the eve of the Protestant Reformation. The fruit of many years of thought and scholarship, Dissent and Order in the Middle Ages is a concise introduction to the full range of religious and social phenomena encompassed by the book's title. While tracing the intellectual battles that raged between the champions of orthodoxy and the partisans of dissent, Russell grounds these conflicts, which often seem rather recondite to the modern reader, in the evolving social context of Medieval Europe. In addition to discussing conflicts within Christianity, Russell sheds new light on such vexing topics as the origin of antisemitism and the persecution of alleged witches. More than just an overview, Russell's study is also an original interpretation of a complex subject. Russell sees the conflict between dissent and order not as a war of binary opposites, but rather as an ongoing dialectic, a "creative tension" that, despite the excesses it entailed on both sides, was essential to the development of Christianity. Without this creative tension, Russell argues, Christianity might well have stagnated and possibly died. Dissent and order, then, are perhaps best seen as symbiotically joined aspects of a single living, healthy organism. Dissent and Order in the Middle Ages will appeal to, and challenge, all readers interested in European history, from beginning students to seasoned scholars, as we
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Foreword
Preface
1 The Concept of Heresy before the Council of Chalcedon (451) 1
2 Early Heresy: From Chalcedon to 1000 9
3 Reform Heresies: 1000-1140 21
4 Intellectual and Dualist Heresies: 1140-1184 43
5 Spiritual and Apocalyptic Heresies: 1184-1250 56
6 Institutional Response: 1250-1325 68
7 Evangelical Heresy: 1325-1437 80
8 Conclusion 98
Document and Commentary: Heresy at Orleans in 1022 103
Chronology 107
Notes and References 111
Bibliographic Essay 114
Index 120
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