Church as Sacred Space in Middle English Literature and Culture

Church as Sacred Space in Middle English Literature and Culture

Varnam, Laura

Manchester University Press

09/2019

280

Mole

Inglês

9781526143563

15 a 20 dias

This book places us at the heart of medieval religious life, standing inside the church with the medieval laity in order to ask what it meant to them and why. Drawing on a wide range of theoretical and interdisciplinary approaches, it examines the interplay of vernacular literature, ritual and material culture at the centre of parish life. -- .
Introduction: reading sacred space in late medieval England 1 The church consecration ceremony and the construction of sacred space 2 The Book of the Foundation of St Bartholomew's Church: consecration, restoration, and translation 3 Sacred and profane: pastoral care in the parish church 4 What the church betokeneth: placing the people at the heart of sacred space 5 Epilogue Index -- .