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Signs and wonders : saints, miracles and prayers from the 4th century to the 14th

Author: Benedicta Ward
Publisher: [Aldershot, GB] ; Brookfield,Vt. : Variorum, cop.1992.
Series: Collected studies series, 361.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Mixed form : EnglishView all editions and formats

A collection of studies concerned with the value and meaning of Christian holiness and spirituality, notably as expressed in hagiographic literature, from Late Antiquity through to the Middle Ages.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benedicta Ward
ISBN: 0860783162 9780860783169
OCLC Number: 489662843
Notes: Recueil d'articles de l'auteur publiés entre 1970 à 1991.
La pag. d'origine des articles a été conservée.
Description: 1 vol. (Pag. [XVIII-300 p.]) : 1 portr. en front. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Contents: Foreword; Hagiography and history: an introduction; Apophthegmata Matrum; Signs and wonders: miracles in the Desert tradition; The desert of the heart: importance of the Desert Fathers today; The image of the prostitute, from the 4th to the 12th centuries; Traditions of spiritual guidance: spiritual direction in the Desert Fathers; Discernment: a rare bird; A Tractarian inheritance: the religious life in a Patristic perspective; The miracles of St Benedict; Miracles and history: a reconsideration of the miracle stories used by Bede; The spirituality of St Cuthbert; Theodore of Tarsus: a Greek archbishop of Canterbury; Bede and the conversion of the Anglo-Saxons; A converting ordinance: Bede and the hymns of Charles Wesley; Translator's charity; Anselm of Canterbury: a monastic scholar; The place of Anselm in the development of Christian prayer; "Inward feeling and deep thinking": the prayers and meditations of St Anselm revisited; The Desert myth: reflections on the Desert ideal in early Cistercian monasticism; St Bernard and the Anglican Divines; The relationship between hermits and communities in the 12th century; The wounds of Christ: a medieval devotion and the Methodist revival; Laudabiliter vixit: the death of the Saints in some 12th-century sources; Saints and Sibyls: from Hildegard of Bingen to Teresa of Avila; "Faith seeking understanding": Anselm of Canterbury and Julian of Norwich; Julian the Solitary; Index.
Series Title: Collected studies series, 361.
Other Titles: Recueil
Responsibility: Benedicta Ward.


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