The Boundaries of Faith: The Development and Transmission of Medieval Spirituality

The Boundaries of Faith: The Development and Transmission of Medieval Spirituality

by John C. Hirsh
     
 

This volume deals with the ways in which religious Faith interacted with literary and other texts, and with the methods by which religious attitueds were communicated and adapted in the late medieval period and after.See more details below

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This volume deals with the ways in which religious Faith interacted with literary and other texts, and with the methods by which religious attitueds were communicated and adapted in the late medieval period and after.

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'...an intriguing and provoking discussion which should appeal to a wide readership.'
Christopher Holdsworth.
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Hirsh (English and American literature, Georgetown U.) describes how religious faith was communicated and adapted during the late medieval period and after; and how spirituality, culture, written texts, and gender interacted. Drawing on such texts as the "Book of Margery Kempe", popular prayers, romances, devotions, mystical and visionary writing, and devout representations such as "Arma Christi", addresses how they both informed and were informed by attitudes toward faith and belief that continue today. The topics include devotion to Christ's blood, Chaucer's feminism, Eastern sources, and transmission into the New World. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004104280
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/1996
Series:
Studies in the History of Christian Traditions Series, #67
Pages:
189
Product dimensions:
6.48(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.73(d)

Meet the Author

John C. Hirsh is Professor of English and American Literature at Georgetown University. He has published extensively on late medieval literature and spirituality, including (cu The Revelations of Margery Kempe: Paramystical Practices in Later Medieval England

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