Fiction and Incarnation: Rhetoric, Theology, and Literature in the Middle Ages

Fiction and Incarnation: Rhetoric, Theology, and Literature in the Middle Ages

by Alexandre Leupin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0816637253

ISBN-13: 9780816637256

Pub. Date: 12/28/2002

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press

The development of a 'modern' form of scientific enquiry occurred in the late Middle Ages and under the umbrella of Christianity, but Leupin argues that the desire to quantify and find empirical bases for things goes back much earlier than Galileo and Copernicus. This study attempts to prove that an epistemological break took place within Christianity and that it can

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The development of a 'modern' form of scientific enquiry occurred in the late Middle Ages and under the umbrella of Christianity, but Leupin argues that the desire to quantify and find empirical bases for things goes back much earlier than Galileo and Copernicus. This study attempts to prove that an epistemological break took place within Christianity and that it can be traced back to one particular dogma that is unique to Christian faith, that of incarnation. Through studying the writings of Cicero, Quintilian, St Augustine and many others, Leupin considers the dogma involving the embodiment of God and the relationship between discourse and literature.

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ISBN-13:
9780816637256
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
12/28/2002
Edition description:
1
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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