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Religious Enthusiasm in the Medieval West Revivals, Crusades, Saints (Collected Studies, Cs695.) by Gary Dickson

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Published by Variorum .
Written in English


  • British & Irish history: c 1000 to c 1500,
  • Christianity,
  • History of religion,
  • c 1000 CE to c 1500,
  • History,
  • History: World,
  • British Isles,
  • Medieval,
  • Christian saints,
  • Crusades,
  • Cult,
  • Europe,
  • Revivals,
  • To 1500

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The Physical Object
Number of Pages328
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Open LibraryOL11661559M
ISBN 100860788253
ISBN 109780860788256

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Book Description. Collective religious enthusiasm was a surprisingly many-sided, influential and widespread phenomenon in medieval Europe. Amongst the forms it took were remarkable revivalist movements like the flagellants of ; popular crusades like the often mythologized ’children’s crusade’ of and the 'shepherds' crusade’ of ; as well as popular . Religious enthusiasm in the Medieval West and the second conversion of Europe --Charisma and revivalism in the thirteenth century --The burning of the Amalricians --The genesis of the Children's Crusade () --Stephen of Cloyes, Philip Augustus, and the Children's Crusade of --The advent of the Pastores () --Clare's dream --The. This book focuses upon particular thirteenth-century revivals and popular crusades, but does so in order to illuminate the nature of medieval western religious enthusiasm by exploring such topics as crowds, penitential self-laceration, charismatic leaders, prophecy, runaway youths, popular crusading fervour, dreams, and sanctity, male and female.   Western European civilization evolved during the medieval centuries when the whole area was converted to Christianity in its Latin Catholic form. This account is an introduction to the religious life of this formative period--but is concerned less with history of the institutional Church than with the interaction between the Church and lay society.

And that near-mythical creature―the general reader―will be attracted by the freak show―like, even underworld appeal of this book's evil creatures."―Gary Dickson, author of Religious Enthusiasm in the Medieval West "Strickland has mapped out a territory crucial for a responsible accounting of the ideological power of medieval by: ENTHUSIASM. history of enthusiasm is as much the history of the word as of the phenomenon it signifies. In the English-speaking world, the word came to prominence as a technical religious term in the seventeenth century, used always in reference to religious experience, and, for the most part, as a term of denigration.   Medieval religious art took other forms as well. Frescoes and mosaics decorated church interiors, and artists painted devotional images of the Virgin Mary, Jesus and the saints. A religious experience (sometimes known as a spiritual experience, sacred experience, or mystical experience) is a subjective experience which is interpreted within a religious framework. The concept originated in the 19th century, as a defense against the growing rationalism of Western society. William James popularised the concept.. Many religious and mystical .

Religious Weeping as Ritual in the Medieval West Article (PDF Available) in Social Analysis 48(2) June with Reads How we measure 'reads'Author: Piroska Nagy. Medieval Monasticism traces the Western Monastic tradition from its fourth century origins in the deserts of Egypt and Syria, through the many and varied forms of religious life it assumed during the Middle Ages. Hugh Lawrence explores the many sided relationship between monasteries and the secular world around them. For a thousand years, the great monastic houses and religious /5(6). Books shelved as medieval-religion: Medieval Christianity: A New History by Kevin J. Madigan, Churches and Religion in the Middle Ages by Dale Anderson. Christianity had been the official imperial religion of the Roman Empire, and the first churches were built in England in the second half of the fourth century, overseen by a hierarchy of bishops and priests. Many existing pagan shrines were converted to Christian use and few pagan sites still operated by the fifth century. The collapse of the Roman system in the late fifth century, .