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God's patients : Chaucer, agency, and the nature of laws

Author: John Bugbee
Publisher: Notre Dame, Indiana : University of Notre Dame Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Approaches some of Chaucer's most challenging poems with two philosophical questions in mind: How does action relate to passion, to being-acted-on? And what does it mean to submit one's will to a law?  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bugbee, John, 1970- author.
God's patients
Notre Dame, Indiana : University of Notre Dame Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018052958
Named Person: Geoffrey Chaucer; Bernard, of Clairvaux Saint; Bernard, of Clairvaux Saint; Geoffrey Chaucer
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Bugbee
ISBN: 9780268104450 026810445X
OCLC Number: 1031950120
Description: xxii, 477 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: passion as theme and method --
Concerned with constancy: the clerk's and man of law's tales --
Hermeneutical interlude: Chaucer, Gadamer, Boethius --
Bernard and Chaucer on action and passion --
Bernard, C.W. Bynum, and the deep roots of paradox --
Holy anomaly: the second nun's tale and active sanctity --
Law gone wrong: the franklin's and physician's tales --
Bernard, Chaucer, and life with the law --
Conclusion: the union of the themes and its implications.
Responsibility: John Bugbee.

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"The study is engagingly written and insightful in its readings of the individual Tales. Perhaps more importantly, it suggests a new approach to the Christianity of Chaucer's work and of medieval Read more...

 
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