Published October 22, 2007
by Fortress Press .
Written in English
|Contributions||Denis R. Janz (Editor)|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||350|
This book is an incredibly happy compromise between a history strictly of Christianity and a history strictly of the middle ages. By combining both topics into one book the author gives a synthesis tha Properly presented medieval history is exciting/5. The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Christianity takes as its subject the beliefs, practices, and institutions of the Christian Church between and AD. It addresses topics ranging from early medieval monasticism to late medieval mysticism, from the material wealth of the Church to the spiritual exercises through which certain believers might attempt to improve their souls. Kevin Madigan is Winn Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Harvard Divinity School. He specializes in the study of medieval Christian religious practice and thought. His books include Olivi and the Interpretation of Matthew in the High Middle Ages and The Passions of Christ in High-Medieval Thought: An Essay on Christological Development, and he is co-author of Ordained Women in the Early 5/5(1). "This much-needed book deftly combines the institutional, theological and intellectual history of medieval Christianity. Madigan admirably includes important topics missing from earlier surveys, such as Christian attitudes towards Jews and Muslims, the roles of women, liturgy, popular devotion and the arts."-E. Ann Matter, University of /5().
Book production was slowed to a trickle, and a monastic library with as many as volumes was considered fairly large. The medieval book was a codex written on vellum or parchment, although by the 15th century paper manuscripts were normal. Many medieval manuscripts attained a high perfection of colour and form and are renowned for their beauty. The history of Christianity concerns the Christian religion, Christian countries, and the Church with its various denominations, from the 1st century to the present.. Christianity originated with the ministry of Jesus in the 1st century Roman province of ing to the Gospels, Jesus was a Jewish teacher and healer who proclaimed the imminent kingdom of God and was crucified c. AD 30– The fourth volume in A People's History of Christianity series accents the astounding range of cultural and religious experience within medieval Christianity and the ways in which religious life structured all aspects of the daily lives of ordinary : Paperback. Books shelved as medieval-religion: Medieval Christianity: A New History by Kevin J. Madigan, Churches and Religion in the Middle Ages by Dale Anderson.
"Editor Rubin and contributors offer a richly textured presentation of the practice of medieval Christianity from about to CE. Each of the 42 sections comprises excerpts from medieval texts, selected, translated, and commented upon by specialists in the field.", Choice "[This book] may be especially useful in graduate seminars or as an aid to graduate training where the /5(4). This volume, a general history of the Church in the Middle Ages, pays close attention to the spiritual, intellectual, and institutional aspects of medieval Christianity. The author's central theme is the tension between the two forces within the Church - the spirit of order and the spirit of prophecy.5/5(1). A great book. In this latest book Duffy tracks back to an earlier period and directs our attention towards a window through which we can see into the medieval mind. A series of varied, well informed and fascinating essays on holy books and saints relics awaits you if you decide to read s: Christianity in Medieval Scotland includes all aspects of Christianity in the modern borders of Scotland in the Middle ianity was probably introduced to what is now Lowland Scotland by Roman soldiers stationed in the north of the province of the collapse of Roman authority in the fifth century, Christianity is presumed to have survived among the British enclaves in.