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  • Divine Liturgies - Human Problems in Byzantium, Armenia, Syria and Palestine

    1st Edition

    By Robert F. Taft

    In obedience to Jesus' command, 'Do this in remembrance of me', the ritual repetition of the Lord's Supper down through the ages and across multiple Christian cultures in the liturgies of East and West, has given rise, inevitably, to innumerable diversities of shape, text, cultural context, and…

    Hardback – 2001-08-14
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Crusading and Warfare in Medieval and Renaissance Europe

    1st Edition

    By Norman Housley

    These studies span the period from the origins of the crusading movement in the 11th century until its final active phase during the Renaissance. Some of the articles spring from Norman Housley’s work on crusading against Christian heretics, mercenary companies and lay powers which were involved in…

    Hardback – 2001-07-09
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Inquisitions and Other Trial Procedures in the Medieval West

    1st Edition

    By H.A. Kelly

    'Inquisition' was the new form of criminal procedure that was developed by the lawyer-pope Innocent III and given definitive form at the Fourth Lateran Council of 1215. It has since developed a notoriety which has obscured the reality of the procedure, and it is this that Professor Kelly is first…

    Hardback – 2001-05-24
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Abelard and his Legacy

    1st Edition

    By Constant J. Mews

    The literary achievements of Peter Abelard (1079-1142), in particular his logic and theology, form the subject of this volume. In the essays Dr Mews has challenged many traditional assumptions about Abelard's development as both a logician and as a theologian. He offers a new framework for…

    Hardback – 2001-04-17
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • The Waldenses, 1170–1530

    Between a Religious Order and a Church, 1st Edition

    By Peter Biller

    The Waldenses, like the Franciscans, emerged from the apostolic movements within the Latin Church of the decades around 1200, but unlike the Franciscans they were driven underground. Not a full counter-Church, like the Cathar heretics, they formed a clandestine religious order, preaching to and…

    Hardback – 2001-03-14
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Religious Enthusiasm in the Medieval West

    Revivals, Crusades, Saints, 1st Edition

    By Gary Dickson

    Collective religious enthusiasm was a surprisingly many-sided, influential and widespread phenomenon in medieval Europe. Amongst the forms it took were remarkable revivalist movements like the flagellants of 1260; popular crusades like the often mythologized ’children’s crusade’ of 1212 and the '…

    Hardback – 2000-11-21
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Cardinal Pole in European Context

    A via media in the Reformation, 1st Edition

    By Thomas F. Mayer

    Cardinal Reginald Pole (1500-1558) was one of the most important international figures of mid-16th century Europe: principal antagonist of Henry VIII, papal diplomat, legate to the council of Trent, and nearly successful candidate for pope. But even more significant than his political actions is…

    Hardback – 2000-08-04
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Eschatology and Christian Nurture

    Themes in Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Religious Life, 1st Edition

    By Milton McC. Gatch

    Professor Gatch opens with three essays providing an overview of the themes of this book: eschatology and the basic education of the laity. Despite an undoubted acceptance of immortality and an active afterlife, Gatch believes that medieval eschatology remained strikingly oriented to the New…

    Hardback – 2000-06-21
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Popes and Church Reform in the 11th Century

    1st Edition

    By H.E.J. Cowdrey

    The essays in this volume centre upon the epoch-making papacy of Gregory VII (1073-85), and complement the author’s major study of the pope. They look at the formation and expression of Gregory’s ideas, notably in relation to simony and clerical chastity, and emphasise his religious motivation;…

    Hardback – 2000-04-25
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Nicholas of Cusa and the Renaissance

    1st Edition

    By F. Edward Cranz, Thomas M. Izbicki

    This volume brings together Professor Cranz’s published studies on Nicholas of Cusa with a set of seven papers left unpublished at the time of his death. Their subjects are the speculative thought of Cusanus and his relationship with the broader themes of the Renaissance. Particular attention is…

    Hardback – 2000-03-22
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Cluny from the Tenth to the Twelfth Centuries

    Further Studies, 1st Edition

    By Giles Constable

    The articles in this volume deal with the history of the abbey of Cluny, both its relations with the outside world and its internal organisation and spirituality, from its foundation in 910 until the end of the twelfth century. After an opening article on the early history of Cluny, relating it to…

    Hardback – 2000-03-20
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Clerical Orders in the Early Middle Ages

    Duties and Ordination, 1st Edition

    By Roger E. Reynolds

    The theology of sacred or clerical orders of the Latin Church in the high and later Middle Ages developed from an amalgam of texts written from late patristic antiquity through to the early 12th century. Such texts, many studied and edited here, include letters, tracts, sermons, liturgical…

    Hardback – 1999-12-24
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

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