Item description for The Boundaries of Faith: The Development and Transmission of Medieval Spirituality (Studies in the History of Christian Thought, V. 67) by John C. Hirsh...
This volume deals with the ways in which religious Faith was communicated and adapted during the late medieval period and after, and with the ways in which spirituality, culture, written texts and gender interacted during the same period. Drawing on texts like the Book of Margery Kempe, popular prayers, romances and devotions, well-known devout practices, mystical and visionary writing, and devout representations like the Arma Christi, the book addresses the ways in which these both informed and were informed by attitudes towards Faith and Belief which continue today. Subjects include: the development of religious attitudes; devotion to Christ's blood; the influence of mysticism on literary texts; Chaucer's feminism; Eastern sources; and the transmission of medieval spirituality into the New World.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.4" Width: 6.5" Height: 0.6" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 1996
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004104283 ISBN13 9789004104280
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More About John C. Hirsh
John C. Hirsh is Professor of English at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. His previous publications include "Chaucer and the Canterbury Tales" (Blackwell, 2003), "The Boundaries of Faith: The Development and Transmission of Medieval Spirituality" (1996), "The Revelations of Margery Kempe: Paramystical Practices in Late Medieval England" (1989), and "Hope Emily Allen: Medieval Scholarship and Feminism" (1988). He has also edited "Barlam and Iosaphat" (1986) for the Early English Text Society.
John C. Hirsh has an academic affiliation as follows - Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Georgetown University in Wash.