The Medieval Church

A Brief History

Author: Joseph Lynch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317563336

Category: History

Page: 368

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The Medieval Church: A Brief History argues for the pervasiveness of the Church in every aspect of life in medieval Europe. It shows how the institution of the Church attempted to control the lives and behaviour of medieval people, for example, through canon law, while at the same time being influenced by popular movements like the friars and heresy. This fully updated and illustrated second edition offers a new introductory chapter on ‘the Basics of Christianity,’ for students who might be unfamiliar with this territory. The book now has new material on some of the key individuals in church history: Benedict of Nursia, Hildegard of Bingen, Bernard of Clairvaux and Francis of Assisi as well as a more comprehensive study throughout of the role of women in the medieval church. Lynch and Adamo seek to explain the history of the Church as an institution, and to explore its all-pervasive role in medieval life. In the course of the thousand years covered in this book, we see the members and leaders of the Western Church struggle with questions that are still relevant today: What is the nature of God? How does a church keep beliefs from becoming diluted in a diverse society? What role should the state play in religion? The book is now accompanied by a website with textual, visual, and musical primary sources making it a fantastic resource for students of medieval history.
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The Medieval Church

A Brief History

Author: Joseph Lynch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317870530

Category: History

Page: 400

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The Church was the central institution of the European Middle Ages, and the foundation of medieval life. Professor Lynch's admirable survey (concentrating on the western church, and emphasising ideas and trends over personalities) meets a long-felt need for a single-volume comprehensive history, designed for students and non-specialists.
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The Medieval Church

A Brief History

Author: N.A

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317563328

Category: History

Page: 392

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The Medieval Church: A Brief History argues for the pervasiveness of the Church in every aspect of life in medieval Europe. It shows how the institution of the Church attempted to control the lives and behaviour of medieval people, for example, through canon law, while at the same time being influenced by popular movements like the friars and heresy. This fully updated and illustrated second edition offers a new introductory chapter on ‘the Basics of Christianity,’ for students who might be unfamiliar with this territory. The book now has new material on some of the key individuals in church history: Benedict of Nursia, Hildegard of Bingen, Bernard of Clairvaux and Francis of Assisi as well as a more comprehensive study throughout of the role of women in the medieval church. Lynch and Adamo seek to explain the history of the Church as an institution, and to explore its all-pervasive role in medieval life. In the course of the thousand years covered in this book, we see the members and leaders of the Western Church struggle with questions that are still relevant today: What is the nature of God? How does a church keep beliefs from becoming diluted in a diverse society? What role should the state play in religion? The book is now accompanied by a website with textual, visual, and musical primary sources making it a fantastic resource for students of medieval history.
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A History of Medieval Heresy and Inquisition

Author: Jennifer Kolpacoff Deane

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742568113

Category: History

Page: 328

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This concise and balanced survey of heresy and inquisition in the Middle Ages examines the dynamic interplay between competing medieval notions of Christian observance, tracing the escalating confrontations between piety, reform, dissent, and Church authority between 1100 and 1500. Jennifer Kolpacoff Deane explores the diverse regional and cultural settings in which key disputes over scripture, sacraments, and spiritual hierarchies erupted, events increasingly shaped by new ecclesiastical ideas and inquisitorial procedures. Incorporating recent research and debates in the field, her analysis brings to life a compelling issue that profoundly influenced the medieval world.
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Medieval Christianity

Author: Daniel E. Bornstein

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1451405766

Category: Religion

Page: 432

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The fourth volume in A People's History of Christianity series accents the astounding range of cultural and religious experience within medieval Christianity and the ways in which religious life structured all aspects of the daily lives of ordinary Christians. With ranking scholars from the U.S. and the Continent, this volume explores rituals of birth and death, daily parish life, lay-clerical relations, and relations with Jews and Muslims through a thousand years and many lands. Includes 50 illustrations, maps, and an 8-page color gallery.
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Medieval Church Law and the Origins of the Western Legal Tradition

A Tribute to Kenneth Pennington

Author: Kenneth Pennington,Wolfgang P. Müller,Mary E. Sommar

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 0813214629

Category: History

Page: 404

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In this volume leading scholars from around the world discuss the contribution of medieval church law to the origins of the western legal tradition. Subdivided into four topical categories, the essays cover the entire range of the history of medieval canon law from the sixth to the sixteenth century.
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Medieval Christianity in Practice

Author: Miri Rubin

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691090599

Category: History

Page: 346

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Comprising forty-two selections from primary source materials, each translated with an introduction and commentary by a specialist in the field, this collection illustrates the religious cycles, rituals, and experiences that gave meaning to medieval Christian individuals and communities. The texts represent the practices through which Christians conducted their individual, family, and community lives and explore such life-cycle events as birth, confirmation, marriage, sickness, death, and burial. The texts also document religious practices related to themes of work, parish life, and devotions, as well as power and authority.--From publisher's description.
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Christianity Through the Centuries

A History of the Christian Church

Author: Earle E. Cairns

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310829305

Category: Religion

Page: 560

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The third edition of Christianity Through the Centuries brings the reader up-to-date by discussing events and developments in the church into the 1990s. This edition has been redesigned with new typography and greatly improved graphics to increase clarity, accessibility, and usefulness. - New chapters examine recent trends and developments (expanding the last section from 2 chapters to 5) - New photos. Over 100 photos in all -- more than twice the number in the previous edition - Single-column format for greater readability and a contemporary look - Improved maps (21) and charts (39) Building on the features that have made Christianity Through the Centuries an indispensable text, the author not only explains the development of doctrines, movements, and institutions, but also gives attention to "the impact of Christianity on its times and to the mark of the times on Christianity."
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Christianity and Paganism, 350-750

The Conversion of Western Europe

Author: J. N. Hillgarth

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812212136

Category: History

Page: 213

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Using sermons, exorcisms, letters, biographies of the saints, inscriptions, autobiographical and legal documents—some of which are translated nowhere else—J. N. Hillgarth shows how the Christian church went about the formidable task of converting western Europe. The book covers such topics as the relationship between the Church and the Roman state, Christian attitudes toward the barbarians, and the missions to northern Europe. It documents as well the cult of relics in popular Christianity and the emergence of consciously Christian monarchies.
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History of the Catholic Church

From the Apostolic Age to the Third Millennium

Author: James Hitchcock

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 1586176641

Category: Religion

Page: 580

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A comprehensive history of the Catholic Church from its beginnings in Jesus' ministry to its current status in an increasingly secular world.
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The Crisis of Church and State, 1050-1300

Author: Brian Tierney

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802067012

Category: History

Page: 212

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From the Introduction: We need not be surprised, then, that in the Middle Ages also there were rulers who aspired to supreme political and temporal power. The truly exceptional thing is that in medieval times there were always at least two claimants to the role, each commanding a formidable apparatus of government, and that for century after century neither was able to dominate the other completely, so that the duality persisted, was eventually rationalized in works of political theory and ultimately built into the structure of European society. This situation profoundly influenced the development of Western constitutionalism.
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Late Medieval Mysticism

Author: Ray C. Petry

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664241636

Category: Religion

Page: 424

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Included in this collection of Medieval writings are Ray Petry's careful essays on the province and character of mysticism and the history of mysticism from Plato to Bernard of Clairvaux. Long recognized for the quality of its translations, introductions, explanatory notes, and indexes, the Library of Christian Classics provides scholars and students with modern English translations of some of the most significant Christian theological texts in history. Through these works--each written prior to the end of the sixteenth century--contemporary readers are able to engage the ideas that have shaped Christian theology and the church through the centuries.
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Religious Poverty and the Profit Economy in Medieval Europe

Author: Lester K. Little

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801492471

Category: History

Page: 267

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"In this stimulating and important book Lester Little advances the original thesis that, paradoxically, it was the leading practitioners of voluntary poverty, Franciscan and Dominican friars, who finally formulated a Christian ethic which justified the activities of merchants, moneylenders, and other urban professionals, and created a Christian spirituality suitable for townsmen. Little has synthesized a vast body of specialized literature in Italian, German, French, and English to write an interpretive essay which pro- vides a new perspective on the interaction between economic and social forces and the religious movements advocating the apostolic ideal of voluntary poverty….Little's book is a major contribution, not only to the history of the religious movement of voluntary poverty, but also to the interdisciplinary study of the middle ages." —Journal of Social History
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Robert of Arbrissel

A Medieval Religious Life

Author: Robert (of Arbrissel),Bruce L. Venarde

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 9780813213545

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 155

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Robert of Arbrissel (c.1045-1116) had humble origins, but went on to become an important reformer, hermit, preacher, rebel and, controversially, a heretic in some eyes. This collection of contemporary and slightly later written sources of Robert of Arbrissel, translated from Latin into English, provides an insight into the man, his life and actions, the world in which he preached and how others viewed him. Two Lives are included by Bishop Baudri of Dol and Brother Andreas of Fontevraud (the monastery that Robert founded), followed by two highly critical letters addressed to Robert, a letter by him to the Countess of Brittany, as well as various charters that provide background material to Robert's life. A general introduction and afterword are provided by Venarde.
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Christendom at the Crossroads

The Medieval Era

Author: James Sheppard

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664228132

Category: Religion

Page: 171

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In the introductory book in the Westminster History of Christian Thought series, Sheppard explores the development of Christian theology in the medieval period.
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A Brief History of Christianity

Author: Carter Lindberg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 140514887X

Category: Religion

Page: 228

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Charting the rise and development of Christianity, Carter Lindberg has succeeded in writing a concise and compelling history of the world’s largest religion. He spans over 2,000 years of colorful incident to give an authoritative history of Christianity for both the general reader and the beginning student. Ranges from the missionary journeys of the apostles to the tele-evangelism of the twenty-first century. Demonstrates how the Christian community received and forged its identity from its development of the Bible to the present day. Covers topics fundamental to understanding the course of Western Christianity, including the growth of the papacy, heresy and schism, reformation and counter-reformation. Includes an introduction to the historiography of Christianity, a note on the problems of periodization, an appendix on theological terms, and a useful bibliography. An authoritative yet succinct history, written to appeal to a general audience as well as students of the history of Christianity. Written by internationally regarded theologian, Carter Lindberg, who is the author of numerous titles on theology and Church history.
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Medieval Children

Author: Nicholas Orme

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300097542

Category: History

Page: 387

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Looks at the lives of children, from birth to adolescence, in medieval England.
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The Late Medieval English Church

Vitality and Vulnerability Before the Break with Rome

Author: G. W. Bernard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300197129

Category: History

Page: 304

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"The later medieval English church is invariably viewed through the lens of the Reformation that transformed it. But in this bold and provocative book historian George Bernard examines it on its own terms, revealing a church with vibrant faith and great energy, but also with weaknesses that reforming bishops worked to overcome. Bernard emphasizes royal control over the church. He examines the challenges facing bishops and clergy, and assesses the depth of lay knowledge and understanding of the teachings of the church, highlighting the practice of pilgrimage. He reconsiders anti-clerical sentiment and the extent and significance of heresy. He shows that the Reformation was not inevitable: the late medieval church was much too full of vitality. But Bernard also argues that alongside that vitality, and often closely linked to it, were vulnerabilities that made the break with Rome and the dissolution of the monasteries possible. The result is a thought-provoking study of a church and society in transformation".
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The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Christianity

Author: John Arnold

Publisher: Oxford Handbooks

ISBN: 0199582130

Category: History

Page: 580

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This volume brings together the latest scholarship on the beliefs, practices, and institutions of the Christian Church between 400 and 1500 AD. The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Christianity is about the beliefs, practices, and institutions of the Roman Church between 400 and 1500AD, and brings together in one volume a host of cutting-edge analysis. The book does not primarily provide a chronological narrative, but rather seeks to demonstrate the variety, change, and complexity of religion across this long period, and the numerous different ways in which modern scholarship can approach it. It presents the work of thirty academic authors, from the US, the UK, and Europe, addressing topics that range from early medieval monasticism to late medieval mysticism, from the material wealth of the Church to the spiritual exercises through which certain believers might attempt to improve their souls. Each chapter tells a story, but seeks also to ask how and why "Christianity" took on a particular shape at a particular moment, paying attention to both the spiritual and otherwordly aspects of religion, and the very material and political contexts in which they were often embedded. The book aims to be an indispensable guide to future discussion in the field--Publisher description.
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