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John Mirk's Festial': Orthodoxy, Lollardy and the Common People in Fourteenth-Century England

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Februar 2006

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Marvellously perceptive and insightful'. FIONA SOMERSET, Duke University.Written with largely uneducated rural congregations in mind, John Mirk's Festial became the most popular vernacular sermon collection of late-medieval England, yet until relatively recently it has been neglected by scholars -- despite the fact that the question of popular access to the Bible, undoubtedly regarded as the preserve of learned culture, along with the related issue of the relative authority of written text and tradition, is at the heart of both late-medieval heresy and the resultant reformulation of orthodoxy. It offers, in fact, an unparalleled opportunity to analyze the religious ideology communicated by the orthodox church to the vast majority of people in fourteenth-century England: the ordinary country folk. This book represents the first major examination of the Festial, looking in particular at the issues of popular culture and piety; the oral tradition; biblical and secular authority; and clerical power.JUDY ANN FORD is Associate Professor in the History Department of Texas A&M University-Commerce.

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(A) careful and insightful analysis (which) should be of interest to those studying late medieval Christianity and the Reformation because of Mirk's impact on late medieval local religious practice. SIXTEENTH CENTURY JOURNAL
EAN: 9781843840015
ISBN: 1843840014
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: BOYDELL & BREWER INC
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2006
Seitenanzahl: 168 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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