The Making and Unmaking of a Saint: Hagiography and Memory in the Cult of Gerald of Aurillac (The Middle Ages Series)

Titre : The Making and Unmaking of a Saint: Hagiography and Memory in the Cult of Gerald of Aurillac (The Middle Ages Series)
Auteur : Mathew Kuefler
Éditeur : University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN-13 : 9780812245523
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A crusader, a hermit, a bishop, a plague victim, and even a repentant murderer by turns: the stories attached to Saint Gerald of Aurillac offer a strange and fragmented legacy. His two earliest biographies, written in the early tenth and early eleventh centuries, depicted the saint as a warrior who devoted his life to pious service. Soon Gerald was a venerated figure, and the monastery he founded was itself a popular pilgrimage site. Like many other cults, his faded into obscurity over time, although a small group of loyal worshippers periodically revived interest, creating sculpted or stained glass images and the alternate biographies that complicated an ever more obscure history.

The Making and Unmaking of a Saint traces the rise and fall of devotion to Gerald of Aurillac through a millennium, from his death in the tenth century to the attempt to reinvigorate his cult in the nineteenth century. Mathew Kuefler makes a strong case for the sophistication of hagiography as a literary genre that can be used to articulate religious doubts and anxieties even as it exalts the saints; and he overturns the received attribution of Gerald's detailed Vita to Odo of Cluny, identifying it instead as the work of the infamous eleventh-century forger Ademar of Chabannes. Through his careful examination, the biographies and iconographies that mark the waxing and waning of Saint Gerald's cult tell an illuminating tale not only of how saints are remembered but also of how they are forgotten.


St. Cuthbert His Life and Cult in Medieval Durham

Titre : St. Cuthbert His Life and Cult in Medieval Durham
Auteur : Dominic;British Library Marner
Éditeur : University of Toronto Press
ISBN-13 : 9780712346863
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Hagiography and the Cult of Saints: The Diocese of Orléans, 800-1200 (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series)

Titre : Hagiography and the Cult of Saints: The Diocese of Orléans, 800-1200 (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series)
Auteur : Thomas F. Head
Éditeur : Cambridge University Press
ISBN-13 : 9780521023429
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This is a study of the place of patron saints in Frankish society during the Carolingian and early Capetian periods. The book focuses on the composition of works in praise of dead holy people - hagiography - and the veneration of their physical remains - the cult of saints. It examines the patrons of a single diocese, Orléans, because a saint's power of patronage was defined in terms of a particular locale. Beyond the documentation of this region's textual and institutional traditions, the book explores the uses made of sanctity and patronage by the Franks. These so-called 'fathers' protected monasteries against interference by ecclesiastical and secular authorities. Moreover, as inhabitants of God's court of heaven, these 'fathers' served monks and laypeople as intercessors with God in matters of sin and disease. Thus they provided, in the Orléanais and elsewhere, an important source of power and authority, as well as an aspect of Christian belief which was shared by clergy and laity.

The Miracles of Saint James

Titre : The Miracles of Saint James
Auteur : Linda Kay Davidson
Éditeur : Italica Press
ISBN-13 : 9780934977388
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This book offers the complete text of Book II of the Codex Calixtinus, the twenty-two miracles associated with St. James, including the famous miracle of the hanged boy, who revives when his father returns from his pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. The introduction analyzes the types, places, and recipients of the miracles and discusses the appearances of St. James himself in these stories. This volume also presents the chapter 17 of Book I, the Veneranda dies sermon. This is a contemporary description of the necessity, the ways and means, and the dangers of making the Compostela pilgrimage. The author's diatribes against the abuses common on the route give the twentieth-century reader a fascinating view of life on pilgrimage. Introduction, notes, illustrations, bibliography, index.

Celtic Hagiography and Saints' Cults

Titre : Celtic Hagiography and Saints' Cults
Auteur :
Éditeur : University of Wales Press
ISBN-13 : 9780708317501
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This group of revised papers, taken from a conference held at the University of Wales in Lampeter in 2000, reflects the diversity of the different forms of saints' cults and hagiography within the Celtic regions of Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Brittany and Cornwall. Written by leading scholars, these fifteen studies focus on evidence from the mid 4th to early 20th century, evidence which includes saints' Lives , poetry and prose narratives referring to saints, holy wells and shrines, songs, relics, church dedications, archaeology and iconograpphy. Among the saints discussed are St Patrick, St David, St Birgit and St Brendan.

Sanctity in the North: Saints, Lives, and Cults in Medieval Scandinavia (Toronto Old Norse-Icelandic Series (TONIS))

Titre : Sanctity in the North: Saints, Lives, and Cults in Medieval Scandinavia (Toronto Old Norse-Icelandic Series (TONIS))
Auteur : Thomas DuBois
Éditeur : University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
ISBN-13 : 9780802094100
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With original translations of primary texts and articles by leading researchers in the field, Sanctity in the North gives an introduction to the literary production associated with the cult of the saints in medieval Scandinavia.

For more than five hundred years, Nordic clerics and laity venerated a host of saints through liturgical celebrations, written manuscripts, visual arts, and oral traditions. Textual evidence of this widespread and important aspect of medieval spirituality abounds. Written biographies (or vitae), compendia of witnessed miracles, mass propers, homilies, sagas and chronicles, dramatic scripts, hymns, and ballads are among the region's surviving medieval manuscripts and early published books.

Sanctity in the North features English translations of texts from Latin or vernacular Nordic languages, in many cases for the first time. The accompanying essays concerning the texts, saints, cults, and history of the period complement the translations and reflect the contributors' own disciplinary groundings in folklore, philology, medieval, and religious studies.


The Cult of the Virgin: Catholic Mariology and the Apparitions of Mary (Cri Books)

Titre : The Cult of the Virgin: Catholic Mariology and the Apparitions of Mary (Cri Books)
Auteur : Elliot Miller
Éditeur : Baker Book House
ISBN-13 : 9780801062919
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Under John Paul II, reverence for the Virgin Mary has intensified. Pilgrims follow their pope to worship at sites where supernatural appearances of the Virgin are claimed to have occurred. The authors warn that this revival weakens unity and includes a Roman Catholic response by Mitchell Pacwa, S.J.

Protestants and the Cult of the Saints in German-Speaking Europe, 1517-1531 (Sixteenth Century Essays & Studies, V. 65)

Titre : Protestants and the Cult of the Saints in German-Speaking Europe, 1517-1531 (Sixteenth Century Essays & Studies, V. 65)
Auteur : Carol Piper Heming
Éditeur : Truman State Univ Press
ISBN-13 : 9781931112246
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The role of the saints became a theological dilemma for scholars and laity alike throughout the Reformation era. As Protestants tried to remove themselves from the hold of the Catholic Church, the cult of the saints remained a formidable presence. Through the analysis of 180 pamphlets published by reformers in German-speaking Europe, Carol Heming shows the struggle Protestants faced in purging the cult of the saints from their culture and religion. Heming examines why Reformation leaders so strongly and universally denounced the cult of the saints and whether the holy patrons disappeared from Protestant areas without benefit of champion or defender. Complete scriptural references used in the pamphlets against the saints and images are included.

Chaucer and the Cult of Saint Valentine (Davis Medieval Texts and Studies)

Titre : Chaucer and the Cult of Saint Valentine (Davis Medieval Texts and Studies)
Auteur : M J Kelly
Éditeur : Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN-13 : 9789004078499
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M J Kelly A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Chaucer and the Cult of Saint Valentine (Davis Medieval Texts and Studies) Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

St.Augustine

Titre : St.Augustine
Auteur : Serge Lancel
Éditeur : Hymns Ancient & Modern Ltd
ISBN-13 : 9780334028666
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Addressed to an educated general readership, Lancel's authoritative study places St Augustine against the colourful background of the Mediterranean world of antiquity, exploring the major influences, events and competing philosophies which were formative for his thought and theology. Attention is given to the essential features of what became both Catholic and Protestant doctrines, the dotrine of grace in controversy with Pelagius and to Augustine's formidable supporter Julian of Eclanum. This translation invites English-speaking readers to share in Lancel's intimate and sympathetic knowledge of one of the greatest figures in Christian antiquity.

Hagiography and the Cult of Saints

Titre : Hagiography and the Cult of Saints
Auteur : Thomas Head
Éditeur : Cambridge University Press
ISBN-13 : 0521023424
Libération : 2005-11-24

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This book explores the uses made of sanctity and patronage by the Franks.

Hagiography and the Cult of Saints

Titre : Hagiography and the Cult of Saints
Auteur : Thomas Head
Éditeur : Cambridge University Press
ISBN-13 : 0521365007
Libération : 1990-08-23

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This is a study of the place of patron saints in Frankish society during the Carolingian and early Capetian periods. The book focuses on the composition of works in praise of dead holy people - hagiography - and the veneration of their physical remains - the cult of saints. It examines the patrons of a single diocese, Orléans, because a saint's power of patronage was defined in terms of a particular locale. Beyond the documentation of this region's textual and institutional traditions, the book explores the uses made of sanctity and patronage by the Franks. These so-called 'fathers' protected monasteries against interference by ecclesiastical and secular authorities. Moreover, as inhabitants of God's court of heaven, these 'fathers' served monks and laypeople as intercessors with God in matters of sin and disease. Thus they provided, in the Orléanais and elsewhere, an important source of power and authority, as well as an aspect of Christian belief which was shared by clergy and laity.

Hagiography and the Cult of Saints

Titre : Hagiography and the Cult of Saints
Auteur : Thomas Head
Éditeur : Cambridge University Press
ISBN-13 : 0521365007
Libération : 1990-08-23

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This is a study of the place of patron saints in Frankish society during the Carolingian and early Capetian periods. The book focuses on the composition of works in praise of dead holy people - hagiography - and the veneration of their physical remains - the cult of saints. It examines the patrons of a single diocese, Orléans, because a saint's power of patronage was defined in terms of a particular locale. Beyond the documentation of this region's textual and institutional traditions, the book explores the uses made of sanctity and patronage by the Franks. These so-called 'fathers' protected monasteries against interference by ecclesiastical and secular authorities. Moreover, as inhabitants of God's court of heaven, these 'fathers' served monks and laypeople as intercessors with God in matters of sin and disease. Thus they provided, in the Orléanais and elsewhere, an important source of power and authority, as well as an aspect of Christian belief which was shared by clergy and laity.

Hagiography and the Cult of Saints in the Diocese of Li ge C 700 980

Titre : Hagiography and the Cult of Saints in the Diocese of Li ge C 700 980
Auteur : Matthew Zimmern
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : OCLC:229951358
Libération : 2007

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Matthew Zimmern A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Hagiography and the Cult of Saints in the Diocese of Li ge C 700 980 Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

Medieval Hagiography

Titre : Medieval Hagiography
Auteur : Thomas F. Head
Éditeur : Psychology Press
ISBN-13 : 0415937531
Libération : 2001

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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Celtic Hagiography and Saints Cults

Titre : Celtic Hagiography and Saints Cults
Auteur : Jane Cartwright
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015060367029
Libération : 2003-01

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This group of revised papers, taken from a conference held at the University of Wales in Lampeter in 2000, reflects the diversity of the different forms of saints' cults and hagiography within the Celtic regions of Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Brittany and Cornwall. Written by leading scholars, these fifteen studies focus on evidence from the mid 4th to early 20th century, evidence which includes saints' Lives , poetry and prose narratives referring to saints, holy wells and shrines, songs, relics, church dedications, archaeology and iconograpphy. Among the saints discussed are St Patrick, St David, St Birgit and St Brendan.

Identity and Alterity in Hagiography and the Cult of Saints

Titre : Identity and Alterity in Hagiography and the Cult of Saints
Auteur : Ana Marinković
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 9535620509
Libération : 2010

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Ana Marinković A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Identity and Alterity in Hagiography and the Cult of Saints Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

The Making and Unmaking of a Saint

Titre : The Making and Unmaking of a Saint
Auteur : Mathew Kuefler
Éditeur : University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN-13 : 9780812208894
Libération : 2013-12-16

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A crusader, a hermit, a bishop, a plague victim, and even a repentant murderer by turns: the stories attached to Saint Gerald of Aurillac offer a strange and fragmented legacy. His two earliest biographies, written in the early tenth and early eleventh centuries, depicted the saint as a warrior who devoted his life to pious service. Soon Gerald was a venerated figure, and the monastery he founded was itself a popular pilgrimage site. Like many other cults, his faded into obscurity over time, although a small group of loyal worshippers periodically revived interest, creating sculpted or stained glass images and the alternate biographies that complicated an ever more obscure history. The Making and Unmaking of a Saint traces the rise and fall of devotion to Gerald of Aurillac through a millennium, from his death in the tenth century to the attempt to reinvigorate his cult in the nineteenth century. Mathew Kuefler makes a strong case for the sophistication of hagiography as a literary genre that can be used to articulate religious doubts and anxieties even as it exalts the saints; and he overturns the received attribution of Gerald's detailed Vita to Odo of Cluny, identifying it instead as the work of the infamous eleventh-century forger Ademar of Chabannes. Through his careful examination, the biographies and iconographies that mark the waxing and waning of Saint Gerald's cult tell an illuminating tale not only of how saints are remembered but also of how they are forgotten.

Aelfric and the Cult of Saints in Late Anglo Saxon England

Titre : Aelfric and the Cult of Saints in Late Anglo Saxon England
Auteur : Mechthild Gretsch
Éditeur : Cambridge University Press
ISBN-13 : 9781139448659
Libération : 2006-01-19

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The cult of saints was one of the most important aspects of life in the Middle Ages, and it often formed the nucleus of developing group identities in a town, a province or a country. The literature of Anglo-Saxon England is unique among contemporary European literatures in that it features a vast amount of saints' Lives in the vernacular. Of these Lives, Ælfric is the most important author, and his saints' Lives have never previously been explored in their contemporary setting. In this study, Gretsch analyses Ælfric's Lives of five important saints in the light of their cults in Anglo-Saxon England. This gives the reader fascinating glimpses of 'Ælfric at work': he adapts the cults and rewrites the received Latin hagiography of the five saints, with the result that each of their English Lives conveys a distinct message to the contemporary political elite and to a lay audience at large.

The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages

Titre : The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages
Auteur : J. D. Howard-Johnston
Éditeur : Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN-13 : 0199253544
Libération : 2002

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Saints and holy (or not so holy) individuals out of whom they are fashioned have held a perennial fascination for sinful, wayward mankind. Over the last forty years, Peter Brown has transformed historians' ways of looking at early Christian saints, with a new, anthropologically oriented approach. His ideas are tested and modified in novel ways in this book which takes a broad view of the cult of saints in its first millennium.