The Christian Tradition in Anglo-Saxon England

The Christian Tradition in Anglo-Saxon England

Approaches to Current Scholarship and Teaching

Edited by Paul Cavill

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Essays exploring a wide array of sources that show the importance of Christian ideas and influences in Anglo-Saxon England.
A unique and important contribution to both teaching and scholarship. Professor Elaine Treharne, Stanford University.

This is a collection of essays exploring a wide array of sources that show the importance of Christian ideas and influences in Anglo-Saxon England. The range of treatment is exceptionally diverse. Some of the essays develop new approaches to familiar texts, such as Beowulf, The Wanderer and The Seafarer; others deal with less familiar texts and genres to illustrate the role of Christian ideas in a variety of contexts, from preaching to remembrance of the dead, and from the court of King Cnut to the monastic library. Some of the essays are informative, providing essential background material for understanding the nature of the Bible, or the distinction between monastic and cleric in Anglo-Saxon England; others provide concise surveys of material evidence or genres; others still show how themes can be used in constructing and evaluating courses teaching the tradition.

Contributors: GRAHAM CAIE, PAUL CAVILL, CATHERINE CUBITT, JUDITH JESCH, RICHARD MARSDEN, ELISABETH OKASHA, BARBARA C. RAW, PHILIPPA SEMPER, DABNEY BANKERT, SANTHA BHATTACHARJI, HUGH MAGENNIS, MARY SWAN, JONATHAN M. WOODING.

Details

February 2004
13 black and white, 5 line illustrations
225 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Christianity and Culture: Issues in Teaching/Research
ISBN: 9780859918411
Format: Hardback
D.S.Brewer
BIC DSBB, 1DBKE, 2AB, 4P
BISAC REL033000
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Table of Contents

Codicological Clues: Reading Old English Christian Poetry in its Manuscript Context - Graham Caie
Christianity and Theology in Beowulf - Paul Cavill
Images of St Peter: The Clergy and the Religious Life in Anglo- Saxon England - Katy Cubitt
Scandinavians and 'Cultural Paganism' in Late Anglo-Saxon England - Judith Jesch
Wrestling with the Bible: Textual Problems for the Scholar and Student - Richard Marsden
Memorial Stones or Grave-stones? - Elisabeth Okasha
Pictures: The Books of the Unlearned? - Barbara C Raw
Doctrine and Diagrams: Maintaining the Order of the World in Byrhtferth's Enchiridion - Philippa Semper
Medieval Conversion Narratives: Research Problems and Pedagogical Opportunities - Dabney Bankert
An Approach to Christian Aspects of The Wanderer and The Seafarer - Santha Bhattacharji
Approaches to Saints' Lives -
Men da leofestan: Genre, the Canon, and the Old English Homiletic Tradition - Mary Swan
Some Issues in the Teaching of Insular Medieval Theology -

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(A) varied and stimulating collection of original essays. JOURNAL OF ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY

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