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The practice of the Bible in the Middle Ages : production, reception & performance in Western Christianity

Author: Susan Boynton; Diane J Reilly
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this volume, specialists in literature, theology, liturgy, manuscript studies, and history introduce the medieval culture of the Bible in Western Christianity. Emphasizing the living quality of the text and the unique literary traditions that arose from it, they show the many ways in which the Bible was read, performed, recorded, and interpreted by various groups in medieval Europe"--Publisher description.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Boynton; Diane J Reilly
ISBN: 9780231148269 0231148267 9780231148276 0231148275
OCLC Number: 664259428
Description: viii, 364 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Orientation for the reader / Susan Boynton and Diane J. Reilly --
The Bible and the liturgy / Susan Boynton --
Early medieval Bibles, biblical books, and the monastic liturgy in the Beneventan region / Richard Gyug --
When monks were the book : the Bible and monasticism (6th-11th centuries) / Isabelle Cochelin --
The Bible and the meaning of history in the Middle Ages / Jennifer A. Harris --
Lectern Bibles and liturgical reform in the central Middle Ages / Diane J. Reilly --
The Italian giant Bibles / Lila Yawn --
Biblical exegesis through the twelfth century / Frans van Liere --
Mendicant school exegesis / Bert Roest --
"A ladder set up on Earth" : the Bible in medieval sermons / Eyal Poleg --
The Bible and the individual : the thirteenth-century Paris Bible / Laura Light --
The illustrated Psalter : luxury and practical use / Stella Panayotova --
The Bible in English in the Middle Ages / Richard Marsden --
The Old French Bible : the first complete vernacular Bible in Western Europe / Clive R. Sneddon --
Castilian vernacular Bibles in Iberia, c. 1250-1500 / Emily C. Francomano.
Responsibility: edited by Susan Boynton and Diane J. Reilly.

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"In this volume, specialists in literature, theology, liturgy, manuscript studies, and history introduce the medieval culture of the Bible in Western Christianity. Emphasizing the living quality of the text and the unique literary traditions that arose from it, they show the many ways in which the Bible was read, performed, recorded, and interpreted by various groups in medieval Europe"--Publisher description.

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The essays in this extraordinary volume will remind scholar and layperson how much the Bible Christians use today is the product of the Middle Ages. Not only did the uses of sacred scripture shape Read more...

 
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