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The Medieval Church

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.

A Brief History of Christianity

A Brief History of Christianity

  • Author: Carter Lindberg
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 140514887X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 232
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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.

A Short History of Medieval Christianity

A Short History of Medieval Christianity

  • Author: G.R. Evans
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris
  • ISBN: 1786722232
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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What did people really believe in the Middle Ages? Much of our sense of the medieval period has come down to us from the writings of the learned: the abbots, priors, magnates, scholastic theologians and others who between them, and across Christendom, controlled the machinery of church and state. For G R Evans too much emphasis has been placed on a governing elite and too little on those – the great mass of the semi-literate and illiterate, and the emergent middle classes – who stood outside the innermost circles of ecclesiastical power, privilege and education. Her book finally gives proper weight to the neglected literature of demotic religion: the lives of saints; writings by those – including lay women – who had mystical experiences; and lively texts containing stories for popular edification. Ranging widely, from the fall of Rome to the ideas of the Reformation, the author addresses vital topics like the appeal of monasticism, the lure of the Crusades, the rise of the friars and the acute crisis of heresy. As Evans reveals, medieval Christianity was shaped above all by its promise of salvation or eternal perdition.

The Catholic Church

The Catholic Church

A Short History

  • Author: Hans Küng
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1780223862
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 240
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A landmark short history of the Catholic Church by the world's greatest living Christian theologian and historian. Hans Kung describes the history of the Roman Catholic Church from its origins in St Paul's Rome, through the disputes of the medieval era to the modern world. He examines the historic tension in the Church between pluralism and exclusivity; how the role of the Pope has changed; the motivations of the great reforming pontiffs; the evolving functions of the bishops and cardinals; the church's enthusiasm for missionary activity; the origins of the Marian cult; and how the shock waves of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation can still be felt today. The book concludes with a searching assessment of how the Catholic faith confronts the immense challenges - from science, from the empowerment of women, from those seeking reform of the Church's strictures against abortion and contraception - in the new millennium. 'The sweep is vast and the tale told with pace and passion' Financial Times

The Medieval Church

The Medieval Church

From the Dawn of the Middle Ages to the Eve of the Reformation

  • Author: Carl A. Volz
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • ISBN: 1426724772
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 256
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Why does one's concept of the medieval church have a direct bearing on one's attitude toward ecumenism? How was Europe evangelized? Why is it essential to understand the different relationships of church-to-state between the West and Byzantium in order to understand the church's role in Eastern culture today? What common practices of public worship and personal piety have their roots in the medieval church? The Medieval Church: From the Dawn of the Middle Ages to the Eve of the Reformation addresses these questions and many more to demonstrate the pervasive influence of the past on modern piety, practice, and beliefs. For many years the Medieval period of church history has been ignored or denigrated as being the "dark ages," an attitude fostered by Enlightenment assumptions. Yet not only does this millennium provide a bridge to the early church, it created modern Europe and its nations, institutions, and the concept of Christendom as well. The Medieval Church, written in an easily accessible style, introduces the reader to the fascinating interplay of authority and dissent, the birth and development of doctrinal beliefs, the spirituality of the common person, and the enduring allure of Christian mysticism. The Medieval Church is a companion to The Early Church: Origins to the Dawn of the Middle Ages by E. Glenn Hinson and The Modern Church: From the Dawn of the Reformation to the Eve of the Third Millennium by Glenn Miller.

The Catholic Church

The Catholic Church

A Brief Popular History

  • Author: Cynthia Stewart
  • Publisher: Saint Mary's Press
  • ISBN: 0884899675
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 337
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The Catholic Church: A Brief Popular Historyis an engaging and informative survey of the major people, periods and events in Church history. Designed with the introductory student in mind, the text is both accessible and thorough. An engaging vignette opens each chapter, drawing the reader in by encouraging a personal connection to the people of the time. A chapter overview then signals the material to follow. Throughout the text, sidebars highlight key persons and events, excerpts from primary sources enrich the reading, connections with the Church today add relevance, and end-of-chapter questions prompt reflection and review. Altogether,The Catholic Church: A Brief Popular Historyprovides a solid foundation in major theological themes and prepares students for further study.

A Brief History of the Crusades

A Brief History of the Crusades

  • Author: Geoffrey Hindley
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1472107616
  • Category: History
  • Page: 160
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Why did the medieval Church bless William of Normandy's invasion of Christian England in 1066 and authorise cultural genocide in Provence? How could a Christian army sack Christian Constantinople in 1204? Why did thousands of ordinary men and women, led by knights and ladies, kings and queens, embark on campaigns of fanatical conquest in the world of Islam? The word 'Crusade' came later, but the concept of a 'war for the faith' is an ancient one. Geoffrey Hindley instructively unravels the story of the Christian military expeditions that have perturbed European history, troubled Christian consciences and embittered Muslim attitudes towards the West. He offers a lively record of the Crusades, from the Middle East to the pagan Baltic, and fascinating portraits of the major personalities, from Godfrey of Bouillon, the first Latin ruler of Jerusalem, to Etienne, the visionary French peasant boy who inspired the tragic Children's Crusade. Addressing questions rarely considered, Hindley sheds new light on pressing issues surrounding religious division and shows how the Crusades have helped to shape the modern world and relations between Christian and Muslim countries to this day.

SHORT HIST OF THE MEDIEVAL CHU

SHORT HIST OF THE MEDIEVAL CHU

  • Author: J. F. (John Fletcher) 1834-1903 Hurst
  • Publisher: Wentworth Press
  • ISBN: 9781371226589
  • Category: History
  • Page: 136
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The Formation of a Medieval Church

The Formation of a Medieval Church

Ecclesiastical Change in Verona, 950–1150

  • Author: Maureen C. Miller
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 1501728857
  • Category: History
  • Page: 264
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In this provocative account, Maureen Miller challenges traditional explanations of the process that changed the nature of religious institutions--and religious life itself--in the diocese of Verona during the early and central Middle Ages. Building on substantial archival research, she shows how demographic expansion, economic development, and political change helped transform religious ideals and ecclesiastical institutions into a recognizably "medieval" church.

Die Entwicklung des Christentums

Die Entwicklung des Christentums

  • Author: Otto Pfleiderer
  • Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN: 9925081904
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 280
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A Brief History of Life in the Middle Ages

A Brief History of Life in the Middle Ages

  • Author: Martyn Whittock
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1472107667
  • Category: History
  • Page: 160
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Using wide-ranging evidence, Martyn Whittock shines a light on Britain in the Middle Ages, bringing it vividly to life. Thus we glimpse 11th century rural society through a conversation between a ploughman and his master. The life of Dick Whittington illuminates the rise of the urban elite. The stories of Roger 'the Raker' who drowned in his own sewage, a 'merman' imprisoned in Orford Castle and the sufferings of the Jews of Bristol reveal the extraordinary diversity of medieval society. Through these characters and events - and using the latest discoveries and research - the dynamic and engaging panorama of medieval England is revealed. Interesting facts include: When the life expectancy for women dropped to 26 years in Sierra Leone in 2002, following a catastrophic civil war, it was one year longer than the estimate for early medieval women. So great was the extent of church construction in the thirteenth century that it has been calculated it was the equivalent, in modern terms, of every family in England paying £500 every year, for the whole century! Murder rates for East Anglia, in the fourteenth century, were comparable with those of modern New York. For England generally the homicide rate was far higher than that of the urban USA today.

Von der Babylonischen Gefengknuß der Kirchen

Von der Babylonischen Gefengknuß der Kirchen

  • Author: Martin Luther
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 144
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Trust

Trust

A History

  • Author: Geoffrey Hosking
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191022829
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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Today there is much talk of a 'crisis of trust'; a crisis which is almost certainly genuine, but usually misunderstood. Trust: A History offers a new perspective on the ways in which trust and distrust have functioned in past societies, providing an empirical and historical basis against which the present crisis can be examined, and suggesting ways in which the concept of trust can be used as a tool to understand our own and other societies. Geoffrey Hosking argues that social trust is mediated through symbolic systems, such as religion and money, and the institutions associated with them, such as churches and banks. Historically these institutions have nourished trust, but the resulting trust networks have tended to create quite tough boundaries around themselves, across which distrust is projected against outsiders. Hosking also shows how nation-states have been particularly good at absorbing symbolic systems and generating trust among large numbers of people, while also erecting distinct boundaries around themselves, despite an increasingly global economy. He asserts that in the modern world it has become common to entrust major resources to institutions we know little about, and suggests that we need to learn from historical experience and temper this with more traditional forms of trust, or become an ever more distrustful society, with potentially very destabilising consequences.

Later Medieval Europe

Later Medieval Europe

1250-1520

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317890175
  • Category: History
  • Page: 372
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From the divine right of kings to the political philosophies of writers such as Machiavelli, the medieval city-states to the unification of Spain, Daniel Waley and Peter Denley focus on the growing power of the state to illuminate changing political ideas in Europe between the thirteenth and sixteenth centuries. Spanning the entire continent and beyond, and using contemporary voices wherever possible, the authors include substantial sections on economics, religion, and art, and how developments in these areas fed into and were influenced by the transformation of political thinking. The new edition takes the narrative beyond the confines of western Europe with chapters on East Central Europe and the teutonic knights, and the Portuguese expansion across the Atlantic. The third edition of this classic introduction to the period includes even greater use of contemporary voices, full reading lists, and new chapters on East Central Europe and Portuguese exploration. Suitable as an introductory text for undergraduate courses in Medieval Studies and Medieval European History.

Die traurige Geschichte der Brüder Grossbart

Die traurige Geschichte der Brüder Grossbart

Fantasy

  • Author: Jesse Bullington
  • Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
  • ISBN: 3838706501
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 544
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Zu behaupten, die Brüder Grossbart seien grausame Räuber, wäre sogar in den Ohren des schlimmsten Wegelagerers untertrieben. Und sie als Schweine zu bezeichnen, wäre eine Beleidigung selbst für den stinkendsten Keiler. Sie waren Grossbarts durch und durch und in vielen Ländern sprach man ihren Namen mit Schrecken aus. Gleichwohl waren sie nicht so widerwärtig wie ihr Vater oder so durchtrieben wie ihr Großvater, nein, die Brüder waren schlimmer. Manchmal kann das Blut eines Geschlechts binnen einer Generation böse werden, oder sich im Laufe der Zeit in etwas wahrhaft Böses verwandeln und das war bei den grässlichen Zwillingen Hegel und Manfried der Fall...

Die Benediktsregel

Die Benediktsregel

eine Anleitung zu christlichem Leben : der vollständige Text der Regel

  • Author: Benedictus (de Nursia)
  • Publisher: Saint-Paul
  • ISBN: 9783722806358
  • Category:
  • Page: 452
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A Brief History of Heresy

A Brief History of Heresy

  • Author: G. R. Evans
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 047077682X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 216
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This short and accessible book introduces readers to the problems of heresy, schism and dissidence over the last two millennia. The heresies under discussion range from Gnosticism, influential in the early Christian period, right through to modern sects. The idea of a heretic conjures up many images, from the martyrs prepared to die for their beliefs, through to sects with bizarre practices. This book provides a remarkable insight into the fraught history of heresy, showing how the Church came to insist on orthodoxy when threatened by alternative ideals, exploring the social and political conditions under which heretics were created, and how those involved were 'tested' and punished, often by imprisonment and burning. Engaging written, A Brief History of Heresy is enlivened throughout with fascinating examples of individuals and movements. A short, accessible history of heresy. Spans the last two millennia, from the Gnostics through to modern sects. Considers heresy in relation to ecclesial separatism, doctrinal disagreement, church order, and basic metaphysics. Enlivened with intriguing examples of individuals and movements. Written by a leading academic in the field of Religious History.

Reading the Middle Ages

Reading the Middle Ages

An Introduction to Medieval Literature

  • Author: Theodore L. Steinberg
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786481870
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 196
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Medieval literature is separated from us by so many centuries that it may seem completely foreign, both in its concerns and its techniques. However, this literature has much to say to 21st century readers and Steinberg’s book demonstrates its continuing relevance and appeal. This introduction to medieval literature provides some of the cultural context that readers need to know in order to understand the literature, such as the religious orientation of the people, often deep and sincere but sometimes treated casually or subjected to intense scrutiny. The first chapter provides a brief explanation of medieval religious thought, cosmology and intellectual history. The remaining chapters provide introductions to a number of individual works ranging from Beowulf to the works of Chaucer. Avoiding the tendency to regard the Middle Ages as an era dominated by Christian men, these discussions include works by women writers and Jewish writers and a chapter on the medieval Japanese masterpiece The Tale of Genji. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

The interior of the medieval village church

The interior of the medieval village church

  • Author: Justin E. A. Kroesen,Regnerus Steensma
  • Publisher: Peeters Pub & Booksellers
  • ISBN: 9789042915404
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 430
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There are thousands of medieval village churches in Europe. Although many of the original furnishings have been lost as a result of iconoclasm, wars, neglect or under the influence of the Baroque style, much has also been preserved. In many simple rural churches especially, the medieval appearance of the interior has remained surprisingly intact. These churches provide a unique insight into life and belief during the Middle Ages. The book starts with a brief outline of the different types of church buildings in Europe. Subsequently, the focus shifts to fifteen types of furniture discussed in richly illustrated chapters. Each chapter starts with a description of the form and function of the element in question, followed by a survey of preserved examples in different countries. The photos include both general views with the emphasis on the element in its context, and pictures of the object itself with striking details. The book concludes with a survey of the vicissitudes of the furniture over the course of time. The text is bilingual, in English and Dutch. The particular contribution of this book is the publication of photos and descriptions of pieces of furniture that are generally hardly known outside their countries of origin. Most general studies on the subject focus mainly on well-known cathedrals and monasteries. Thanks to the wealth of illustrations, the book will be particularly attractive to a broad public interested in medieval church architecture and ecclesiastical art.

A Short History of the Middle Ages, Fifth Edition

A Short History of the Middle Ages, Fifth Edition

  • Author: Barbara H. Rosenwein
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 144263622X
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 392
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In this newest edition of her bestselling book, Barbara H. Rosenwein integrates the history of European, Byzantine, and Islamic medieval cultures--as well as their Eurasian connections--in a dynamic narrative. The text has been significantly updated to reflect growing interest in the Islamic world and Mediterranean region. Stunning plates featuring art and architecture weave together events, mentalities, and aesthetics. Medievalist Riccardo Cristiani authors a new feature on material culture that examines the intricacies of manuscript production and the lustrous glazes of Islamic ceramics. A fully revised map program offers user-friendly spot maps that clarify events right where they are discussed as well as dazzling topographical maps that reveal the very contours of the medieval world. Helpful genealogies, figures, architectural plans, and lists of key dates complement the text. All maps, genealogies, and figures are available on the History Matters website (www.utphistorymatters.com) for easy download. Students will find this site equally useful for its hundreds of study questions and their click-to-reveal answers.