Sacred Biography: Saints and Their Biographers in the Middle Ages / Edition 1

Sacred Biography: Saints and Their Biographers in the Middle Ages / Edition 1

by Thomas J. Heffernan
ISBN-10:
0195079078
ISBN-13:
9780195079074
Pub. Date:
10/28/1992
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA

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Sacred Biography: Saints and Their Biographers in the Middle Ages / Edition 1

This excellent book attempts to bridge the gulf separating medieval from modern sensibility with regard to issues of authority and judgment in biographical writing...Logical, thorough, and well-documented...It is now, and will be for some time to come, the most substantive study of the subject, providing a fair assessment of the work of earlier pioneers, establishing a far-ranging and comprehensive bibliography, and offering new, fresh insights on the writing, context, and reception of 'sacred biographies.'

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ISBN-13: 9780195079074
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 10/28/1992
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1From Logos to Canon: The Making of a Saint's Life3
2Sacred Biography as Historical Narrative: Testing the Tradition, Gibbon to Gadamer38
3Sanctity in the Cloister: Walter Daniel's Vita Sancti Aelredi and Rhetoric72
4A Theology of Behavior: Communio Sanctorum and the Use of Sources123
5The Passion of Saints Perpetua and Felicitas and the Imitatio Christi185
6Virgin Mothers231
Select Bibliography300
Index319

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