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Unclean priests and the body of Christ: The Elucidarium and pastoral care in fifteenth-century England

James, Sarah (2019) Unclean priests and the body of Christ: The Elucidarium and pastoral care in fifteenth-century England. In: Clarke, Peter and James, Sarah, eds. Pastoral Care in Medieval England: Interdisciplinary Approaches. Church, Faith and Culture in the Medieval West . Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 978-1-4724-3853-9. E-ISBN 978-1-315-59964-9. (doi:10.4324/9781315599649) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:71039)

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This essay compares three late-medieval English versions of the Elucidarium alongside the original Latin text, exploring their specific contributions to the nature of fifteenth-century English pastoral care. It focuses primarily upon the important subjects of the Eucharist and the priesthood, both of particular significance in late-medieval England, and demonstrates the ways in which the text of the Elucidarium was reimagined in order to respond to changing contexts and the needs of different English audiences in the later Middle Ages.

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DOI/Identification number: 10.4324/9781315599649
Uncontrolled keywords: Elucidarium, pastoral care, Eucharist, medieval, priesthood
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN441 Literary History
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of English
Depositing User: Sarah James
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2018 15:43 UTC
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2020 15:44 UTC
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