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The grief of God [electronic resource] : images of the suffering Jesus in late medieval England / Ellen M. Ross.

By: Ross, Ellen M, 1959-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1997Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 200 p., 39 p. of plates) : ill.ISBN: 1429415304 (electronic bk.); 9781429415309 (electronic bk.); 1280528753; 9781280528750.Subject(s): Suffering of God -- History of doctrines -- Middle Ages, 600-1500 | God (Christianity) -- Mercy -- History of doctrines -- Middle Ages, 600-1500 | Jesus Christ -- Crucifixion -- Art | Christian art and symbolism -- England -- Medieval, 500-1500 | Christian literature, English (Middle) -- History and criticism | England -- Church history -- 1066-1485 | J�esus-Christ -- Crucifiement -- Art | Souffrance de Dieu -- Histoire des doctrines -- 600-1500 (Moyen �Age) | Dieu -- Mis�ericorde -- Histoire des doctrines -- 600-1500 (Moyen �Age) | Art chr�etien -- 500-1500 (Moyen �Age) | Litt�erature chr�etienne anglaise (moyen anglais) -- Histoire et critique | Angleterre -- Histoire religieuse -- 1066-1485 | RELIGION -- Christian Theology -- Christology | Christelijke kunst | Kruis van Christus | LijdensgeschiedenisGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Grief of God.DDC classification: 232.96 Online resources: EBSCOhost Summary: Between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries images of a wounded and bloody Christ proliferated in England, appearing in sermons, drama, church decorations, and spiritual treatises. Some scholars see these graphic portrayals of suffering as signs of a new emphasis on Jesus's humanity, while others see renewed emphasis on a terrifying God of vengeance. Ross, however, argues that these explanations have misunderstood the nature of medieval attitudes toward the suffering Christ. Analysing a wide range of textual and pictorial evidence, she finds that in their encounters with the wounded Jesus - the Saviour whose blood nurtures, feeds, and heals human persons - medieval believers found the God of mercy and love.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 169-190) and index.

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Between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries images of a wounded and bloody Christ proliferated in England, appearing in sermons, drama, church decorations, and spiritual treatises. Some scholars see these graphic portrayals of suffering as signs of a new emphasis on Jesus's humanity, while others see renewed emphasis on a terrifying God of vengeance. Ross, however, argues that these explanations have misunderstood the nature of medieval attitudes toward the suffering Christ. Analysing a wide range of textual and pictorial evidence, she finds that in their encounters with the wounded Jesus - the Saviour whose blood nurtures, feeds, and heals human persons - medieval believers found the God of mercy and love.

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The grief of God by Ross, Ellen M., ©1997
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