Devils, Women, and Jews: Reflections of the Other in Medieval Sermon Stories

Devils, Women, and Jews: Reflections of the Other in Medieval Sermon Stories

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Devils, Women, and Jews: Reflections of the Other in Medieval Sermon Stories by Joan Young Gregg

Contemporary misogyny and antisemitism have their roots in the demonization of women and Jews in medieval Christendom. In church art and mass preaching, the construct of the devil as an outcast from heaven and the source of all evil was linked both to the conception of women as sensual and malicious figures betraying man’s soul on its arduous journey to salvation and to the notion of Jews as treacherous dissidents in the Christian landscape. These stereotypes, widely disseminated for over three hundred years, persist today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780791434185
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 06/12/1997
Series: SUNY series in Medieval Studies Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 275
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Joan Young Gregg is Professor at New York City Technical College, City University of New York. She is the author of Communication and Culture: A Reading-Writing Text; co-author of The Human Condition: A Rhetoric with Thematic Readings; Past, Present, and Future: A Reading-Writing Text; and Science and Society: A Reading-Writing Text; and editor of Soul Rebels: The Rastafari and To Listen, To Comfort, To Care.

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