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Charisma and religious authority : Jewish, Christian, and Muslim preaching, 1200-1500 /
edited by Katherine L. Jansen and Miri Rubin.
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Turnhout, Belgium : Brepols, c2010.
description
xi, 260 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
9782503528595 (hbk. : alk. paper)
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Turnhout, Belgium : Brepols, c2010.
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9782503528595 (hbk. : alk. paper)
general note
Papers from the conference 'Charisma and Religious Authority, ' held at Queen Mary University of London, July 2004.
catalogue key
6923224
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This volume of essays concentrates on the effects of preaching in late medieval and early modern Europe, particularly through the concept of charisma, a term introduced into the discussion of religion and politics by Max Weber.
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This volume of essays concentrates on the effects of preaching in late medieval and early modern Europe, particularly through the concept of charisma, a term introduced into the discussion of religion and politics by Max Weber. Used by Weber, the term indicates the power of a person to move others to action, to animate and mobilize them. The late medieval and early modern periods witnessed the emergence of preachers who became powerful public figures central to the mobilization of populations towards religious reform or crusades. Such preachers were also enmeshed in civic life and the life of courts. Super-preachers like Bernardino of Siena and John of Capistrano shaped opinion on a wide range of issues: the ethics of business, marriage and gender relations, attitudes towards minorities, the poor and social responsibility, as well as the role of kings and other rulers in society. Preaching events were the mass media of the day, and in their wake could follow pogrom, lay revival, crusade, peace movement, or reconciliation within a faction-riven city. The power of these events was great and not merely confined to the Christian community. This volume introduces for the first time a comparative dimension which looks at the theme of charisma and religious authority in the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim preaching traditions.
Long Description
This volume of essays concentrates on the effects of preaching in late-medieval and early-modern Europe, particularly through the concept of charisma, a term introduced into the discussion of religion and politics by Max Weber. Used by Weber, the term indicates the power of a person to move others to action, to animate and mobilize them. The late-medieval and early-modern periods witnessed the emergence of preachers who became powerful public figures central to the mobilization of populations towards religious reform or crusades. They were also enmeshed in civic life and the life of courts. Super-preachers such as Bernardino of Siena and John of Capistrano shaped opinion on a wide range of issues: the ethics of business, marriage and gender relations, attitudes towards minorities, the poor and social responsibility, as well as the role of kings and other rulers in society. Preaching events were the mass media of the day, and in their wake could follow pogrom, lay revival, crusade, peace movement, or reconciliation within a faction-riven city. The power of these events was great and not merely confined to Christianity. This volume introduces for the first time a comparative dimension which looks at the theme of charisma and religious authority in the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim preaching traditions.
Main Description
This series is concerned with the relationship between religion, society, culture, and identity in Europe from the early medieval period to the end of the ancien rgime, with particular emphasis on continuity and transformation within urban religious life and institutions. The series concentrates on medieval Europe, though may also include North Africa and the Middle East, with a particular emphasis on studies that focus on history in the longue dure.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. viii
List of Contributorsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Preaching and Charismatic Authority
Prophetic Performances: Reproducing the Charisma of the Prophet in Medieval Islamic Preachingp. 19
Tauler's Minnenclich Meister: Charisma and Authority in the Vernacular Mystical Tradition of the Low Countries and the Rhinelandp. 49
Charismatic Preaching and Polemics
Crisis and Charismatic Authority in Hildegard of Bingen's Preaching against the Catharsp. 73
Attempts to Control the Pulpit: Medieval Judaism and Beyondp. 93
Audience and Authority in Medieval Islam: The Case of Popular Preachersp. 105
Preaching and Performance
Italian Pulpits: Preaching, Art, and Spectaclep. 123
Preaching and Publicness: St John of Capestrano and the Making of his Charisma North of the Alpsp. 145
Charisma and Sacred Place
'Preaching to the People, Dressed as a Hermit': The Discreet Charm of Italian Hermitsp. 163
Places and Gestures of Women's Preaching in Quattro- and Cinquecento Italyp. 177
The Preacher's Charisma and Political Change
Virtue and the Common Good: Moral Discourse and Political Practice in the Good Parliament, 1376p. 197
Can Orthodoxy Be Charismatic? The Preaching of Jean Gersonp. 215
Rhetorics of Transcendence: Conflict and Intercession in Communal Italy, 1300-1500p. 235
Indexp. 253
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