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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.

By: Adams, Gwenfair Walters.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Studies in the history of Christian traditions: v. 130.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 273 p.).ISBN: 9789047419259 (electronic bk.); 9047419251 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Visions -- History -- To 1500 | Spirituality -- History of doctrines -- Middle Ages, 600-1500 | Spiritual warfare -- History -- To 1500 | Church history -- Middle Ages, 600-1500 | England -- Church history -- 1066-1485 | RELIGION -- Christian Life -- General | Visioenen | Leken | EngelandGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Visions in late medieval England.DDC classification: 248.2/9 Other classification: 11.52 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
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.
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 breathless anticipation of a Mass or eerie darkness of a Yorkshire graveyard. This book explores five central dynamics of spirituality that the visions shaped and sustained.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [225]-246) and index.

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.

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 book explores five central dynamics of spirituality that the visions shaped and sustained.

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