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Baptism and Change in the Early Middle Ages, c.200-c.1150 (Peter Cramer) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2003) 9780521526425
Baptism and Change in the Early Middle Ages, c.200-c.1150 (Peter Cramer) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2003) 9780521526425
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Title: Baptism and Change in the Early Middle Ages, c.200-c.1150

Author: Cramer, Peter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2003

Paperback; ISBN: 9780521526425

Volumes: 1; Pages: 378

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The liturgy of the medieval church has been little studied in its relation to medieval thought and society. It has often been taken for granted that the Latin liturgy was understood by the priest, but to his congregation was only a spectacle of authority. This book begins with the hypothesis that the liturgy was, in some senses, understood by its congregations, and it attempts to discover what this understanding might have been. Through studies of the sermons and writings of Tertullian, Ambrose, Augustine, Bede, Abelard and others, of the practice of infant baptism, and of the art and architecture of the baptistery, the book attempts to rediscover the underlying philosophy of symbol which is the grounds of ritual understanding in both priest and congregation.ContentsPrefaceAbbreviationsIntroduction1. Hippolytus of Rome: right and wrong and the Unknown God2. Tertullian and Ambrose: reason and desire3. Augustine4. From Augustins to the Carolingians5. The diminishing of baptism6. The Twelfth Century, or falling shortExcursus IExcursus IIBibliographyIndex
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