From Judgment to Passion: Devotion to Christ and the Virgin Mary, 800-1200

Kobo ebook | January 22, 2005

byRachel Fulton

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Devotion to the crucified Christ is one of the most familiar, yet most disconcerting artifacts of medieval European civilization. How and why did the images of the dying God-man and his grieving mother achieve such prominence, inspiring unparalleled religious creativity as well such imitative extremes as celibacy and self-flagellation? To answer this question, Rachel Fulton ranges over developments in liturgical performance, private prayer, doctrine, and art. She considers the fear occasioned by the disappointed hopes of medieval Christians convinced that the apocalypse would come soon, the revulsion of medieval Jews at being baptized in the name of God born from a woman, the reform of the Church in light of a new European money economy, the eroticism of the Marian exegesis of the Song of Songs, and much more.

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Devotion to the crucified Christ is one of the most familiar, yet most disconcerting artifacts of medieval European civilization. How and why did the images of the dying God-man and his grieving mother achieve such prominence, inspiring unparalleled religious creativity as well such imitative extremes as celibacy and self-flagellation?...

Rachel Fulton is asssociate professor of history at the University of Chicago. She has held fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies and the Lilly Endowment, and she has been a Fellow at the National Humanities Center, where she began work on this book. Her current project is a study of the cognitive and ritual makin...

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Format:Kobo ebookPublished:January 22, 2005Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231500769

ISBN - 13:9780231500760

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Table of Contents

Part 1. "Christus Patiens"
1. History, Conversion, and the Saxon Christ
2. Apocalypse, Reform, and the Suffering Savior
3. Praying to the Crucified Christ
Part 2. "Maria Compatiens"
4. Praying to the Mother of the Crucified Judge
5. The Seal of the Mother Bride
6. The Voice of My Beloved, Knocking
7. Once Upon a Time...
8. "Commortua, Commoriens, Consepulta"

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