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Feeling Like Saints

Author : Fiona Somerset
ISBN : 9780801470981
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"Lollard" is the name given to followers of John Wyclif, the English dissident theologian who was dismissed from Oxford University in 1381 for his arguments regarding the eucharist. A forceful and influential critic of the ecclesiastical status quo in the late fourteenth century, Wyclif’s thought was condemned at the Council of Constance in 1415. While lollardy has attracted much attention in recent years, much of what we think we know about this English religious movement is based on records of heresy trials and anti-lollard chroniclers. In Feeling Like Saints, Fiona Somerset demonstrates that this approach has limitations. A better basis is the five hundred or so manuscript books from the period (1375–1530) containing materials translated, composed, or adapted by lollard writers themselves. These writings provide rich evidence for how lollard writers collaborated with one another and with their readers to produce a distinctive religious identity based around structures of feeling. Lollards wanted to feel like saints. From Wyclif they drew an extraordinarily rigorous ethic of mutual responsibility that disregarded both social status and personal risk. They recalled their commitment to this ethic by reading narratives of physical suffering and vindication, metaphorically martyring themselves by inviting scorn for their zeal, and enclosing themselves in the virtues rather than the religious cloister. Yet in many ways they were not that different from their contemporaries, especially those with similar impulses to exceptional holiness.

Switchback Blues Lp

Author : Hadley Hoover
ISBN : 9781365865527
Genre : Fiction
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Shin and PiperRae Roosevelt enjoy the smooth, straight-shot road to happiness, success, and the good life. He's the co-founder of a reputable mechanical engineering and design firm; she's earned a fine reputation as an art and mirror restoration expert. Then, everything familiar changes and suddenly smooth and straight-away are distant memories and switchbacks are the new reality. Orange City IA beckons this San Luis Obispo CA couple . . . but will a calmer lifestyle solve the problems of a disrupted marriage?

The Holy Court The Third Edition L P

Author : Nicolas CAUSSIN
ISBN : BL:A0022569529
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Thomas Cromwell

Author : Diarmaid MacCulloch
ISBN : 9780525560296
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The long-awaited biography of the genius who masterminded Henry VIII's bloody revolution in the English government, which reveals at last Cromwell's role in the downfall of Anne Boleyn "This a book that - and it's not often you can say this - we have been awaiting for four hundred years." --Hilary Mantel, author of Wolf Hall Since the sixteenth century we have been fascinated by Henry VIII and the man who stood beside him, guiding him, enriching him, and enduring the king's insatiable appetites and violent outbursts until Henry ordered his beheading in July 1540. After a decade of sleuthing in the royal archives, Diarmaid MacCulloch has emerged with a tantalizing new understanding of Henry's mercurial chief minister, the inscrutable and utterly compelling Thomas Cromwell. History has not been kind to the son of a Putney brewer who became the architect of England's split with Rome. Where past biographies portrayed him as a scheming operator with blood on his hands, Hilary Mantel reimagined him as a far more sympathetic figure buffered by the whims of his master. So which was he--the villain of history or the victim of her creation? MacCulloch sifted through letters and court records for answers and found Cromwell's fingerprints on some of the most transformative decisions of Henry's turbulent reign. But he also found Cromwell the man, an administrative genius, rescuing him from myth and slander. The real Cromwell was a deeply loving father who took his biggest risks to secure the future of his son, Gregory. He was also a man of faith and a quiet revolutionary. In the end, he could not appease or control the man whose humors were so violent and unpredictable. But he made his mark on England, setting her on the path to religious awakening and indelibly transforming the system of government of the English-speaking world.

The Louisiana Historical Quarterly

Author : John Wymond
ISBN : UVA:X004914115
Genre : Louisiana
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Plotinus On The Good Or The One Enneads Vi 9

Author : P. A. Meijer
ISBN : STANFORD:36105008592763
Genre : Philosophy
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Amazing as it may be, to this day few commentaries on the treatises of Plotinus' Enneads are written. The classic ninth treatise (VI,9 in Porphyrius' order), for example, has hardly been studied. This treatise, however, is of vital importance, because it is in this work that for the first time in the Enneads, the One in its superform emerges and Plotinus dwells on the remarkable phenomenon of a 'mystical union' of the soul with the One. A thorough analysis of the argument and its development next to philosophical and philo-logical support will be welcome to any reader of this in-triguing but difficult treatise. These aims are pursued in the main part of Meijer's work, the commentary. The first part of the book, preceding the commentary, examines the philosophical history of the concept of the One and its status in the first eight treatises. This new approach to the problem of the One leads to striking conclusions. It appears that while Plotinus was writing these first eight treatises, the concept of the One developed from that of a Supreme Entity of a Mesoplatonian character, viz. the upper part of the mind, to One of a Superone above mind. This casts an entirely new light on the position of the One in Plotinus and that of the ninth treatise itself. The third part not only examines the mystical union as pictured in the ninth treatise, but also provides a full scale discussion of Plotinus' descriptions of this union in his en-tire work. The degree of unification, viz. the question whether a part of the mystic self remains intact during the unification, is a matter of vigorous scholarly debate. Meijer shows that, in spite of some inconsistencies in his doctrine about the union, one must accept that Plotinus basically considered the union as a complete absorption of the soul into the Supreme Entity.

Louisiana Historical Quarterly

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The Collected Short Stories Of L P Hartley

Author : Leslie Poles Hartley
ISBN : UOM:39015001144453
Genre : Fiction
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The Complete Short Stories Of L P Hartley

Author : Leslie Poles Hartley
ISBN : STANFORD:36105040477726
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Fifty-one stories deal with crime, supernatural terror, ghosts, a hypochondriac, and an art collector

Rock Movers Shakers

Author : Barry Lazell
ISBN : UOM:39015024172325
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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