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Looking in holy books : essays on late medieval religious writing in England

Author: Vincent Gillespie
Publisher: Turnhout : Brepols ; Abingdon : Marston [distributor], 2011.
Series: Brepols collected essays in European culture, v. 3.
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"The papers collected here circle around the decades either side of 1400, a period of febrile change in English religious culture. Ranging from pastoralia through to contemplative writing, the essays explore the production, transmission, and reception of religious books in later medieval England. They show how a working familiarity with the texts and manuscripts helps to build up a rich tilth of cultural loam in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vincent Gillespie
ISBN: 9782503536873 2503536875
OCLC Number: 779864983
Description: xviii, 348 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. I Instruction: What to Read --
ch. 1 Doctrina and Predicacio: The Design and Function of some Pastoral Manuals --
ch. 2 Cura pastoralis in deserto --
ch. 3 Idols and Images: Pastoral Adaptations of The Scale of Perfection --
ch. 4 Thy Will Be Done: Piers Plowman and the Paternoster --
pt. II Rumination: How to Read --
ch. 5 Lukynge in haly bukes: Lectio in some Late Medieval Spiritual Miscellanies --
ch. 6 Vernacular Books of Religion --
ch. 7 Dial M for Mystic: Mystical Texts in the Library of Syon Abbey and the Spirituality of the Syon Brethren --
ch. 8 Strange Images of Death: The Passion in Later Medieval English Devotional and Mystical Writing --
pt. III Contemplation: Writing the Ineffable --
ch. 9 Mystic's Foot: Rolle and Affectivity --
ch. 10 The Apophatic Image: The Poetics of Effacement in Julian of Norwich --
ch. 11 Postcards from the Edge: Interpreting the Ineffable in the Middle English Mystics.
Series Title: Brepols collected essays in European culture, v. 3.
Responsibility: by Vincent Gillespie.

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"The papers collected here circle around the decades either side of 1400, a period of febrile change in English religious culture. Ranging from pastoralia through to contemplative writing, the essays explore the production, transmission, and reception of religious books in later medieval England. They show how a working familiarity with the texts and manuscripts helps to build up a rich tilth of cultural loam in which larger ideas can take root and grow. Many were originally published in hard-to-access journals, and others have not been superseded by subsequent scholarship. The collection is divided into three themes. Part I, 'What to Read', considers the cultural framework surrounding medieval religious texts. Case studies including Piers Plowman and pastoral literature are used to explore ideas that were significant in the production of religious literature and that contribute to our understanding of why some texts were attached especial significance. Part II, on rumination, features essays on mystical texts and medieval reading practices. Spiritual miscellanies, vernacular religious writing, monastic libraries, and representations of the Passion all feature in fascinating and still vitally relevant studies into 'How to Read'. The third and final part, 'Writing the Ineffable', looks into the poetics of medieval religious writing. Studies of writings by mystics including Rolle and Julian of Norwich explore contexts for the portrayal and interpretation of the ineffable"--Publisher.

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