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Visions in late medieval England [electronic resource] : lay spirituality and sacred glimpses of the hidden worlds of faith /
by Gwenfair Walters Adams.
imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007.
description
xxiii, 273 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
9004156062 (hardback : alk. paper), 9789004156067 (hardback : alk. paper)
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Book
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imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007.
isbn
9004156062 (hardback : alk. paper)
9789004156067 (hardback : alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Transactions of satisfaction and visions of the otherworld -- Reciprocated devotion and visitations of the saints -- Spiritual warfare in demonic encounters -- Seeing through the surface : vision as supra-sacramental sight -- Visions, power, and the dynamic of mediated revelation -- Appendix A : Vision : range of uses of term in late medieval England -- Appendix B : Byland Abbey ghost stories as contemporary accounts -- Appendix C : Additional visions and vision types.
catalogue key
11672235
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [225]-246) and index.
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Summaries
Main Description
This volume is the first to explore the breadth of vision types in late medieval English lay spirituality. Analyzing 1000+ accounts, it proposes that visions buttressed five core dynamics (relating to purgatory, saints, demons, sacramental faith, and the
Main Description
Visions were highly popular in the late Middle Ages, whether preached as vivid stories from the pulpit, illuminated in saint-filled manuscripts, or experienced during the breathless anticipation of a Mass or eerie darkness of a Yorkshire graveyard. This volume is the first to map out the wide range of vision types in late medieval English lay piety. Analyzing 1000 visionary accounts gathered from sermon and exempla collections, religious devotional works, saints legends, and lay stories, it explores five central dynamics of spirituality that visions shaped and sustained: Transactions of Satisfaction (visits to and from purgatory and hell), Reciprocated Devotion (visitations of the saints), Spiritual Warfare (attacks by demons), Supra-Sacramental Sight (Mass and Passion sightings), and Mediated Revelation (prophetic visions).
Long Description
Visions were highly popular in the late Middle Ages, whether preached as vivid stories from the pulpit, illuminated in saint-filled manuscripts, or experienced during the breathless anticipation of a Mass or eerie darkness of a Yorkshire graveyard. This volume is the first to map out the wide range of vision types in late medieval English lay piety. Analyzing 1000 visionary accounts gathered from sermon and exempla collections, religious devotional works, saints' legends, and lay stories, it explores five central dynamics of spirituality that visions shaped and sustained: Transactions of Satisfaction (visits to and from purgatory and hell), Reciprocated Devotion (visitations of the saints), Spiritual Warfare (attacks by demons), Supra-Sacramental Sight (Mass and Passion sightings), and Mediated Revelation (prophetic visions).
Description for Reader
All those interested in Medieval History, medieval England, 'popular piety,' visions, English literature, medieval spirituality and spirituality in general, as well as theologians and church historians.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Visions were highly popular in the late Middle Ages, whether preached as vivid stories from the pulpit, illuminated in saint-filled manuscripts, or experienced during the anticipation of a mass or darkness of a Yorkshire graveyard. This volume maps out a wide range of vision types in late medieval English lay piety.
Table of Contents
Transactions of satisfaction and visions of the otherworldp. 17
Reciprocated devotion and vistations of the saintsp. 55
Spiritual warfare in demonic encountersp. 91
Seeing through the surface : vision as supra-sacramental sightp. 121
Visions, power, and the dynamic of mediated revelationp. 165
Vision : range of uses of term in Late Medieval Englandp. 213
Byland Abbey ghost stories as contemporary accountsp. 215
Additional visions and vision typesp. 217
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