‘Hospitable Reading' in a Fifteenth-Century Passion and Eucharistic Meditation

James, Sarah (2014) ‘Hospitable Reading' in a Fifteenth-Century Passion and Eucharistic Meditation. In: Kelly, Stephen and Perry, Ryan M M, eds. “Diuerse Imaginaciouns of Cristes Lif”: Devotional Culture in England and Beyond, 1300-1560. Medieval Church Studies . Brepols, pp. 593-605. ISBN 978-2-503-54935-4. E-ISBN 978-2-503-55002-2. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1484/M.MCS-EB.5.103055) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Christ’s life, as related through the Gospel narratives and early Apocrypha, was subject to a riot of literary-devotional adaptation in the medieval period. This collection provides a series of groundbreaking studies centring on the devotional and cultural significance of Christianity’s pivotal story during the Middle Ages. The collection represents an important milestone in terms of mapping the meditative modes of piety that characterize a number of Christological traditions, including the Meditationes vitae Christi and the numerous versions it spawned in both Latin and the vernacular. A number of chapters in the volume track how and why meditative piety grew in popularity to become a mode of spiritual activity advised not only to recluses and cenobites as in the writings of Aelred of Rievaulx, but also reached out to diverse lay audiences through the pastoral regimens prescribed by devotional authors such as the Carthusian prior Nicholas Love in England and the Parisian theologian and chancellor of the University of Paris, Jean Gerson. Through exploring these texts from a variety of perspectives - theoretical, codicological, theological - and through tracing their complex lines of dissemination in ideological and material terms, this collection promises to be invaluable to students and scholars of medieval religious and literary culture.

Item Type: Book section
Additional information: Book edited by Stephen Kelly and Ryan Perry;
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English
Depositing User: Stewart Brownrigg
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 00:05 UTC
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2017 08:51 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/40657 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
James, Sarah: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1897-5389
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