Medieval Theology and the Natural Body
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254 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

3 b/w. Illustrations

Series: York Studies in Medieval Theology

Imprint: York Medieval Press

Medieval Theology and the Natural Body

Edited by Peter Biller and A.J. Minnis

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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
John of Naples, Quodlibets and Medieval Theological Concern with the Body - Peter Biller
Paradox in the Medieval Gender Doctrine of Head and Body - Alcuin Blamires
Peter Abelard's Carnal Thoughts - David Luscombe
This Body of Death: Abelard, Heloise and the Religious Life - W.G. East
Cathars and Material Women - Peter Biller
De impedimento sexus: Women's Bodies and Medieval Impediments to Female Ordination - Alastair J Minnis
The Physiology of Rapture and Female Spirituality - Dyan Elliott
Beholding Men's Members: The Sexualizing of Transgression in The Book of Margery Kempe - Rosalynn Voaden
Finding St Francis: Early Images, Early Lives - 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

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September 1997

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Title Details

254 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

3 b/w. Illustrations

Series: York Studies in Medieval Theology

Imprint: York Medieval Press