Handbook of Medieval Culture

The beginnings of Christian hagiography are to be found in the genre of the acts of the martyrs (Musurillo, ed., 1972). ... on the suffering and sacrifice for the Christian belief, but ignore most of the saint's life (Dubois 1978).

Author: Albrecht Classen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110392925

Category: History

Page: 747

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A follow-up publication to the Handbook of Medieval Studies, this new reference work turns to a different focus: medieval culture. Medieval research has grown tremendously in depth and breadth over the last decades. Particularly our understanding of medieval culture, of the basic living conditions, and the specific value system prevalent at that time has considerably expanded, to a point where we are in danger of no longer seeing the proverbial forest for the trees. The present, innovative handbook offers compact articles on essential topics, ideals, specific knowledge, and concepts defining the medieval world as comprehensively as possible. The topics covered in this new handbook pertain to issues such as love and marriage, belief in God, hell, and the devil, education, lordship and servitude, Christianity versus Judaism and Islam, health, medicine, the rural world, the rise of the urban class, travel, roads and bridges, entertainment, games, and sport activities, numbers, measuring, the education system, the papacy, saints, the senses, death, and money.

Meaning in Life

Christian martyrs are not considered to be saints simply because they choose death rather than betrayal of their religion. It is something else, their demonstration of submissiveness or self-renunciation, that causes the acts ...

Author: Irving Singer

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 026226644X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 242

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An acclaimed philosopher suggests that the art of living well employs the same principles as those that exist in all artistic creativity. This final book in Irving Singer's Meaning in Life trilogy studies the interaction between nature and the values that define human spirituality. It examines the ways in which we overcome the suffering in life by resolving our sense of being divided between them. Singer suggests that the accord between nature and spirit arises from an art of life that affords meaning, happiness, and love by employing the same principles as those that exist in all artistic achievements. It is through the meaningfulness created by imagination and idealization, Singer says, that we make life worth living. This human art form, Singer writes, enables us to unite our selfish interests with our compassionate and loving inclinations. We thereby effect a vital harmonization within which the naturalistic values of ethics, aesthetics, and religion can find their legitimate place. The good life, as envisioned by Singer, includes the love of persons, things, and ideals so intricately intermeshed that the meaning in one contributes to the meaningfulness of the other two. The result is a kind of happiness that we all desire.

Summa Theologica Volume 3 Part II Second Section

Reply Obj. 3. This argument considers martyrdom according to the proper species of its act, whence it derives no ... 34, for which reason we celebrate the martyrdom of Pope Saint Marcellus, notwithstanding that he died in prison.

Author: St Thomas Aquinas

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1602065578

Category: Religion

Page: 640

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"The Summa Theologica is the best-known work of Italian philosopher, scholar, and Dominican friar SAINT THOMAS AQUINAS (1225 1274), widely considered the Catholic Church s greatest theologian. Famously consulted (immediately after the Bible) on religious questions at the Council of Trent, Aquinas s masterpiece has been considered a summary of official Church philosophy ever since. Aquinas considers approximately 10,000 questions on Church doctrine covering the roles and nature of God, man, and Jesus, then lays out objections to Church teachings and systematically confronts each, using Biblical verses, theologians, and philosophers to bolster his arguments. In Volume III, Aquinas addresses: faith and heresy charity peace and war mercy, anger, and justice prayer truth and much more. This massive work of scholarship, spanning five volumes, addresses just about every possible query or argument that any believer or atheist could have, and remains essential, more than seven hundred years after it was written, for clergy, religious historians, and serious students of Catholic thought."

The Lives of the Fathers Martyrs and other principal Saints

10 ; Du Pin , vol . 3 , p . 53 ; Fabricius , Bibl . Gr . 1. 5 , c . 28 , § 8 , vol . 8 , p . 607 ; Oudin , t . 1 , p . 892 ; Ceillier , & c . . 2 OCTOBER XXXI . SAINT QUINTIN , MARTYR . From his Acts in Surius , written in a good style ...

Author: Alban Butler

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3752557338

Category: Fiction

Page: 556

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Reprint of the original, first published in 1866.

Audacious Jewish Lives Vol 3

The Bible does not say when or how Paul died.72 According to the Acts of Paul,73 Nero condemned Paul to death by decapitation between 62 and ... The early Church recognised martyrs as saints; formal canonization of saints began in 993.

Author: Jonathan Bergwerk

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0244242879

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 332

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The lives, ideas and influence of ten audacious Jews - what they did, what they believed and their contribution to the Jewish story. Courageous, challenging and often misunderstood, they left a lasting legacy for humanity. This book has a chapter on each character, in an easy-to-read bullet point format, which gives a summary of a character's life, personality, beliefs and contribution to Judaism. Moses - The leader of the Biblical Israelites. Paul of Tarsus - 1st century Jew who helped create Christianity Maimonides - The most important medieval Jewish scholar Gracia Mendes Nasi - Medieval businesswoman and philanthropist Moses Montefiore - 19th century British financier and philanthropist Henrietta Szold - Zionist, founder of Hadassah and a leading force in social welfare Chaim Weizmann - Zionist, chemist and the first President of Israel Leon Trotsky - Marxist leader, revolutionary and writer Primo Levi - An Italian survivor from Auschwitz Leonard Cohen - Canadian poet and singer

Bibliotheca Sussexiana

5041 Lives of the Primitive Fathers , portraits , in russia , 1640 5042 Lives of Saints , vol . ... 5057 Fox Acts and Monuments of the Martyrs , 3 vol . best edition , portraits and plates , in russia , 1664 6058 Fox's Acts and ...

Author: Messrs. Evans (Firm)



Category: Bible


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University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization Volume 3

Martyrdom. of. Saint. Perpetua. 1 If the ancient examples of faith, such as both testified to the grace of God, and wrought the edification of man, have for this cause been set out in writing that the reading of them may revive the past ...

Author: Karl F. Morrison

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226923304

Category: History

Page: 256

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The University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization (nine volumes) makes available to students and teachers a unique selection of primary documents, many in new translations. These readings, prepared for the highly praised Western civilization sequence at the University of Chicago, were chosen by an outstanding group of scholars whose experience teaching that course spans almost four decades. Each volume includes rarely anthologized selections as well as standard, more familiar texts; a bibliography of recommended parallel readings; and introductions providing background for the selections. Beginning with Periclean Athens and concluding with twentieth-century Europe, these source materials enable teachers and students to explore a variety of critical approaches to important events and themes in Western history. Individual volumes provide essential background reading for courses covering specific eras and periods. The complete nine-volume series is ideal for general courses in history and Western civilization sequences.

Lives of the Irish saints

GOBANUS OR GOBAIN , PRIEST AND MARTYR , PATRON OF SAINT - GOBAIN , DIOCESE OF LAON , FRANCE . [ SEVENTH CENTURY . ] ... 3 See “ Lives of the Fathers , Martyrs and other principal saints , ” vol . vi . , June xx . a Rev. Alban Butler 3 has ...

Author: John O'Hanlon





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