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Title: The Devil, Heresy and Witchcraft in the Middle Ages: Essays in Honor of Jeffrey B Russell
Author: Ferreiro, Alberto (ed)
Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 1998
Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004106109
Volumes: 1; Pages: xvi, 388
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The study of heresy and heterodoxy and of belief in magic, witchcraft and the devil has in the past 25 years made significant advances in our understanding of art and iconography, ideas, mentality and belief, and ordinary life and popular imagination in the patristic and medieval periods. At the forefront of research into this aspect of medieval intellectual history has been Jeffrey B. Russell, whose numerous books and articles have opened important new paths in the field. To mark his retirement 17 established and emerging scholars from Europe and North America--historians of art, the church, religions, and ideas--have contributed papers on the many areas which Russell has influenced. Topics dealt with include elves, the Christians apocrypha, mysticism, sexuality, heresies and heresiologies, apocalyptic tracts, astrology, hell, and other Christian encounters with non-believers.These essays are offered as tribute to the deep inpact that Russel has had on medieval studies.Table of ContentsLarry J. Simon: Hospitals and poor relief in Ramon Llull's Majorca.Karen Jolly: Elves in the Psalms? The experience of evil from a cosmic perspective. Alberto Ferreiro: Simon Magus, dogs and Simon Peter".Richard Kieckhefer, Avenging the blood of childrens: blood-sucking, flesh-eating, and infant-slaying witches in the fifteenth-century Europe.Alan Bernstein: Teaching and preaching confession in thirteenth-century Paris.Edward Peters: Destruction of the flesh--salvation of the spirit: the paradoxes of torture in medieval Christion society.Cheryl Rigs: Prophecy and order: mysticism and medieval Christian society.Abraham Friessen: Medieval hereticcs or forerunners of the Reformation: the Protestant rewriting of the history of medieval heresy.Bernard McGinn: Cosmic and sexual love in Renaissance thought: reflectioins on Marsilio Ficino, Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, and Leone Ebreo.Laura Smoller: The Alfonsine table and the end of the world: astrology and apocalyptic calculation in the later Middle Ages.Neil Forsyth: Satan: Making a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.Beverly M. Kienzle: Holiness and obedience: denouncement of twelfth-century Waldensian lay preacbing.Henry Ansgar Kelly: Lollard Inquisitions: due and undue process.Richard Emmerson: "Englysch Laten" and "Franch": Language as a sign of evil in Medieval English drama.Catherine B. Tkacz: Heaven and Fallen Angels in Old English.John Tolan: Peter the Venerable on the "Diabolical Heresy of the Saracens".Garry Macy: Nicolas of Eymeric and the Condemnation of Orthodoxy.