Positively Medieval: The Surprising, Dynamic, Heroic Church of the Middle Ages

Positively Medieval: The Surprising, Dynamic, Heroic Church of the Middle Ages

by Jamie Blosser

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Overview

Discover the Bible-believing, Jesus-centered, faithful Christianity of the Middle Ages. Superstitious peasants and relic-hawking clergy-if this says medieval Christianity to you, then think again. Not only were those years tilled with dynamic Catholic leaders and thinkers, but they flourished in times very much like our own: an increasingly secular culture hostile to Christianity, threats to religious liberty, scandal in the Church, cultural degradation, and more. In Positively Medieval you'll encounter some of the leading figures of the time, men and women who not only passed on the torch of Christian faith, but also rebuilt society in the wake of the barbarian invasions. Their energetic response to very dark times will inspire you to meet today's challenges with the same smart, creative, clear-eyed confidence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681920283
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor, Publishing Division
Publication date: 09/22/2016
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface 7

Introduction 11

Map 21

Medieval Missionaries 23

St. Columba (521-597) 27

St. Augustine of Canterbury (d. 604) 37

St. Willibrord (658-739) 43

St. Boniface (d. 754) 47

Sts. Cyril (826-869) and Methodius (815-885) 55

Medieval Leaders 63

St. Gregory the Great (540-604) 67

St. Alcuin of York (735-804) 77

Charlemagne (742-814) 84

St. Elizabeth of Hungary (1207-1231) 93

St. Louis IX (1214-1270) 97

Medieval Martyrs 105

St. Boethius (480-524) 109

St. Wenceslaus (d. 929) 117

St. Thomas Becket (1118-1170) 122

St. Joan of Arc (1412-1431) 131

Medieval Monastics 141

St. Benedict of Nursia (480-547) 145

St. Odo of Cluny (878-942) 153

St. Dominic de Guzman (1170-1221) 161

St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) 167

St. Clare of Assisi (1194-1253) 178

Gerard Groote (1340-1384) 189

Medieval Mystics 199

St. Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153) 203

St. Hildegardof Bingen (1098-1179) 217

Meister Eckhart (1260-1327) 224

Blessed Jan van Ruysbruck (1293-1381) 231

Julian of Norwich (c. 1342-1423) 241

St. Catherine of Siena (1347-1380) 251

Medieval Thinkers 263

St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430) 267

St. Anselm of Canterbury (d. 1109) 277

Robert Grosseteste (1175-1253) 287

St. Bonaventure (1221-1274) 291

St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) 298

Medieval Eastern Christians 309

Justinian (483-565) 313

Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite (late fifth century) 321

St, Maximus the Confessor (580-662) 327

St. John Damascene (676-749) 333

Gregory Palamas (1296-1359) 340

Bibliography 347

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