Medieval Theology and the Natural Body
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Publisher: York Medieval Press
Number of Pages: 254
Width: 15.6 cm
Height: 23.4 cm
New interdisciplinary essays on the treatment of the body in medieval theology. The attitudes towards the human body held by different branches of medieval theology are currently a major focus of scholarly attention. This first volume from York Medieval Press includes studies of the metaphor of man as head and woman as body, Abelard, women and Catharism, the female body as an impediment to ordination, women mystics, and the University of York's 1995 Quodlibet Lecture given by Eamon Duffy on the early iconography and "lives" of St Francis of Assisi. PETER BILLER is Professor of Medieval History at the University of York; A.J. MINNIS is Douglas Tracy Smith Professor of English, Yale Univesrity. Contributors: PETER BILLER, ALCUIN BLAMIRES, DAVID LUSCOMBE, W.G. EAST, A.J. MINNIS, DYAN ELLIOTT, ROSALYNN VOADEN, EAMON DUFFY
New insight and good scholarship... a serious and rich volume which historians of theology, women, popular religion and mysticism will enjoy. -- Miri Rubin * ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW * Lively, scholarly [and] wide-ranging addition to literature on `the body'. * NOTES & QUERIES *