Medieval Theology and the Natural Body

Medieval Theology and the Natural Body

Edited by Peter Biller, A.J. Minnis

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York Medieval Press

Overview

Overview

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

Details

September 1997
3 black and white illustrations
254 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
York Studies in Medieval Theology
ISBN: 9780952973409
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
York Medieval Press
BIC HBLC1
BISAC REL067000, HIS037010
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Table of Contents

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

Reviews

New insight and good scholarship... a serious and rich volume which historians of theology, women, popular religion and mysticism will enjoy. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW (Miri Rubin)
Lively, scholarly (and) wide-ranging addition to literature on `the body'. NOTES & QUERIES

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